The COMPASS Collaboration at CERN has investigated the π-γ→π-π-π+ reaction at center-of-momentum energy below five pion masses, √s<5mπ, embedded in the Primakoff reaction of 190 GeV pions impinging on a lead target. Exchange of quasireal photons is selected by isolating the sharp Coulomb peak observed at smallest momentum transfers, t′<0.001  GeV2/c2. Using partial-wave analysis techniques, the scattering intensity of Coulomb production described in terms of chiral dynamics and its dependence on the 3π-invariant mass m3π=√s were extracted. The absolute cross section was determined in seven bins of √s with an overall precision of 20%. At leading order, the result is found to be in good agreement with the prediction of chiral perturbation theory over the whole energy range investigated.

First Measurement of Chiral Dynamics in π^{-}γ→π^{-}π^{-}π^{+}

BIRSA, RENATO;BRADAMANTE, FRANCO;BRESSAN, Andrea;DALLA TORRE, SILVIA;DUIC, VENICIO;ELIA, CARMINE;GIORGI, MARCELLO;LEVORATO, STEFANO;Makke, Nour;MARTIN, ANNA;PESARO, GIULIA;ROCCO, ELENA;SBRIZZAI, GIULIO;SCHIAVON, PAOLO;SOZZI, FEDERICA;TESSARO, SUSANNA;
2012

Abstract

The COMPASS Collaboration at CERN has investigated the π-γ→π-π-π+ reaction at center-of-momentum energy below five pion masses, √s<5mπ, embedded in the Primakoff reaction of 190 GeV pions impinging on a lead target. Exchange of quasireal photons is selected by isolating the sharp Coulomb peak observed at smallest momentum transfers, t′<0.001  GeV2/c2. Using partial-wave analysis techniques, the scattering intensity of Coulomb production described in terms of chiral dynamics and its dependence on the 3π-invariant mass m3π=√s were extracted. The absolute cross section was determined in seven bins of √s with an overall precision of 20%. At leading order, the result is found to be in good agreement with the prediction of chiral perturbation theory over the whole energy range investigated.
http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v108/i19/e192001
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