Elastic pion Compton scattering

R. V. Kowalewski, D. Berg, C. Chandlee, S. Cihangir, T. Ferbel, J. Huston, T. Jensen, R. Kornberg, F. Lobkowicz, T. Ohshima, P. Slattery, P. Thompson, M. Zielinski, A. Jonckheere, P. F. Koehler, C. A. Nelson, S. Heppelmann, Y. Makdisi, M. Marshak, E. PetersonK. Ruddick

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We present evidence for elastic pion Compton scattering as observed via the Primakoff process on nuclear targets. We find production cross sections for -A-A on lead and copper of 0.2490.027 and 0.0290.006 mb, respectively, in agreement with the values expected from the one-photon-exchange mechanism of 0.2680.018 and 0.0350.004 mb in the region of our experimental acceptance. This reaction provides a clean test of the Primakoff formalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1000-1002
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1984


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