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Exclusive measurement of two-pion production in the dd ---> He-4 pi pi reaction


Keleta, S. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Bargholtz, Chr. (Stockholm U.) ; Bashkanov, M. (Tubingen U.) ; Berlowski, M. (Warsaw, Inst. Nucl. Studies) ; Bogoslawsky, D. (Dubna, JINR) ; Calen, H. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Clement, H. (Tubingen U.) ; Demirors, L. (Hamburg U.) ; Ekstrom, C. (Uppsala U.) ; Fransson, K. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Geren, L. (Stockholm U.) ; Gustafsson, L. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Hoistad, B. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Ivanov, G. (Dubna, JINR) ; Jacewicz, M. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Jiganov, E. (Dubna, JINR) ; Johansson, T. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Khakimova, O. (Tubingen U.) ; Kren, F. (Tubingen U.) ; Kullander, S. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Kupsc, A. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Kuzmin, A. (Novosibirsk, IYF) ; Lindberg, K. (Stockholm U.) ; Marciniewski, P. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Morosov, B. (Dubna, JINR) ; Oelert, W. (Julich, Forschungszentrum) ; Pauly, C. (Hamburg U.) ; Petren, H. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Petukhov, Y. (Dubna, JINR) ; Povtorejko, A. (Dubna, JINR) ; Pricking, A. (Tubingen U.) ; Ruber, R.J.M.Y. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Schonning, K. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.) ; Scobel, W. (Hamburg U.) ; Shafigullin, R. (Moscow Phys. Eng. Inst.) ; Shwartz, B. (Novosibirsk, IYF) ; Skorodko, T. (Tubingen U.) ; Sopov, V. (Moscow, ITEP) ; Stepaniak, J. (Warsaw, Inst. Nucl. Studies) ; Tegner, P.-E. (Stockholm U.) ; Thorngren Engblom, P. (Stockholm U.) ; Tikhomirov, V. (Dubna, JINR) ; Turowiecki, A. (Warsaw U.) ; Wagner, G.J. (Tubingen U.) ; Wilkin, C. (University Coll. London) ; Wolke, M. (Julich, Forschungszentrum) ; Zabierowski, J. (Lodz, IPJ) ; Zartova, I. (Stockholm U.) ; Zlomanczuk, J. (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.)

Published in: Nucl.Phys.
Year: 2009
Vol.: A825
Page No: 71-90
Pages: 20

Abstract: The results from the first kinematically complete measurement of the dd --> 4Hepipi reaction are reported. The aim was to investigate a long standing puzzle regarding the origin of the peculiar pipi-invariant mass distributions appearing in double pion production in light ion collisions, the so-called ABC effect. The measurements were performed at the incident deuteron energies of 712 MeV and 1029 MeV, with the WASA detector assembly at CELSIUS in Uppsala, Sweden. We report the observation of a characteristic enhancement at low pipi-invariant mass at 712 MeV, the lowest energy yet. At the higher energy, in addition to confirming previous experimental observations, our results reveal a strong angular dependence of the pions in the overall centre of mass system. The results are qualitatively reproduced by a theoretical model, according to which the ABC effect is described as resulting from a kinematical enhancement in the production of the pion pairs from two parallel and independent NN--> dpi sub-processes.

Keyword(s): ABC EFFECT ; TWO-PION PRODUCTION ; DEUTERON-DEUTERON COLLISIONS ; E=712, 1029 MeV ; measured ; sigma(theta) ; invariant mass spectra ; energy spectra ; other reaction observables ; Comparison with simplified Delta Delta model and earlier results

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