J. Phys. France
Volume 51, Numéro 11, juin 1990
Page(s) 1139 - 1161
J. Phys. France 51, 1139-1161 (1990)
DOI: 10.1051/jphys:0199000510110113900

Exploring photoproduction dynamics through polarization experiments

F. Arash1, 2, G.R. Goldstein3 et M. J. Moravcsik2

1  Department of Physics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, U.S.A.
2  Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 U.S.A.
3  Department of Physics, Tufts University, Medford, Mass 02155 U.S.A.

The structure of spin-0 meson photoproduction from spin-1 /2 particles is given in several useful optimal frames Polarization experiments for this reaction are then discussed from the point of view of a) determining the reaction amplitudes, b) studying one-particle-exchange mechanisms, c) detecting patterns in the amplitude structure. The existing data are then analyzed in terms of the above considerations, and the need for future experiments is specified.

1360L - Meson production.
1388 - Polarization in interactions and scattering.

Key words
meson photoproduction -- polarisation in elementary particle interactions