The Σ beam asymmetry in the photoproduction of neutral pions from quasi-free nucleons in a deuteron target was measured for the first time between 0.60 and 1.50GeV, with the GRAAL polarized and tagged photon beam. The asymmetry values from the quasi-free proton were found equal to the ones extracted from a pure proton target. The asymmetries from quasi-free proton and quasi-free neutron were found equal up to 0.82GeV and substantially different at higher energies. The results are compared with recent partial-wave analyses.
R. Di Salvo, A. Fantini, G. Mandaglio, F. Mammoliti, O. Bartalini, V. Bellini, J. P. Bocquet, L. Casano, A. D’angelo, J. P. Didelez, D. Franco, G. Gervino, F. Ghio, G. Giardina, B. Girolami, A. Giusa, M. Guidal, E. Hourany, R. Kunne, A. Lapik, P. Levi Sandri, A. Lleres, M. Manganaro, D. Moricciani, A. N. Mushkarenkov, V. Nedorezov, C. Randieri, D. Rebreyend, N. Rudnev, G. Russo, C. Schaerf, M. L. Sperduto, M. C. Sutera, A. Turinge, V. Vegna, A. Fix, S. S. Kamalov, L. Tiator (2009).
The European Physical Journal A, Hadrons and Nuclei – November 2009, Vol. 42, Issue 2, pp. 151-157, ISSN: 1434-6001, doi: 10.1140/epja/i2009-10870-x.
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