Neutral Pion Photoproduction on Nuclei Near Threshold

  • N. de Botton


Historically, the first π° photoproduction near threshold measurements on nuclei were performed twenty-five years ago. With almost the same experimental procedure we are using presently, data on nuclei ranging from deuterium to lead were collected until 1965. For the last ten years there has been no significant development in the field. The renewal of interest in the subject,attested by the present session of our meeting, comes primarily because of the advent of a new generation of linear electron accelerators providing significantly higher photon fluxes with a larger duty-cycle. This improved capability allows both better accuracy in the measurements and the exploration of the very near-threshold region which could not be reached by our predecessors because of the nearly vanishing cross sections.


Nucleon Nucleon Neutral Pion Impulse Approximation Pion Photoproduction High Photon Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. de Botton
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  1. 1.Département de Physique NucléaireCEN SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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