Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Charles E. Hyde-Wright
Pierre Yves Bertin
This thesis is a study of virtual Compton scattering reaction in which a virtual photon is elastically scattered off a proton γv p → γp. The p( e,e′p)γ reaction was measured in the nucleon resonance region for the first time in the experiment E93-050 in Hall A at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. To lowest order in αQED, this reaction is a coherent superposition of radiation from the incident or scattered electron in elastic ep scattering (Bethe-Heitler) and exclusive production of a photon on the proton, by absorption of a virtual photon (virtual Compton scattering). In E93-050, we measured a resonance excitation scan for nine central values of s from 1.3 GeV2 to 3.6 GeV2, with the coincidence angular kinematics centered on θγγ = π. Part of the data analysis was also calibration of the Hall A spectrometer pair optics. Besides the experimental data analysis, a theoretical calculation of this cross-section in a phenomenological Lagrangian approach was setup. Preliminary experimental cross-section results and present status of theoretical calculation are shown here.
Todor, Luminita A..
"Virtual Compton Scattering in the Nucleon Resonance Region"
(2000). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), dissertation, Physics, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/zgy8-c235