Compton scattering from He 4 at the TUNL HIγ S facility

X. Li, M. W. Ahmed, A. Banu, C. Bartram, B. Crowe, E. J. Downie, M. Emamian, G. Feldman, H. Gao, D. Godagama, H. W. Grießhammer, C. R. Howell, H. J. Karwowski, D. P. Kendellen, M. A. Kovash, K. K.H. Leung, D. Markoff, S. Mikhailov, R. E. Pywell, M. H. SikoraJ. A. Silano, R. S. Sosa, M. C. Spraker, G. Swift, P. Wallace, H. R. Weller, C. S. Whisnant, Y. K. Wu, Z. W. Zhao

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Differential cross sections for elastic Compton scattering from He4 have been measured with high statistical precision at the High Intensity γ-ray Source at laboratory scattering angles of 55°, 90°, and 125° using a quasi-monoenergetic photon beam with a weighted mean energy value of 81.3 MeV. The results are compared to previous measurements and similar fore-aft asymmetry in the angular distribution of the differential cross sections is observed. This experimental work is expected to strongly motivate the development of effective-field-theory calculations of Compton scattering from He4 to fully interpret the data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034618
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2020


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