Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 315–330 | Cite as

η and η’ meson photoproduction on nucleons

  • V. A. Tryasuchev
Physics of Elementary Particles and Atomic Nuclei. Theory


Meson photoproduction on nucleons is considered within an approach based on a multipole analysis. The results of a decade-long theoretical investigation of η and η’ meson photoproduction on nucleons are discussed with the aim of gaining information about N resonances in experimental data. With an ongoing accumulation and refinement of experimental data, the number of known resonances used to analyze γp → ηp reactions was reduced from 12 to 6. However, S 11(830) and D 15(2150) resonances not included in the PDG compilation were found to be needed in those analyses. Precise measurements of differential cross sections of η meson photoproduction on protons carried out at the Mainz microtron offered the opportunity to specify the properties of S 11(1535) resonance. The same theoretical approach has been used to analyze experimental data on the cross sections of γp → η’p reactions obtained by CLAS-2009 and Mainz collaborations. The description of the cross sections for this reaction with only nucleon resonances taken into account was found to be satisfactory up to the photon energy of 3700 MeV.


Total Cross Section Differential Cross Section Vector Meson Nucleus Letter Reaction Threshold 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    G. F. Chew, M. L. Goldberger, F. E. Low, Y. Nambu, “Relativistic dispersion relation approach to photomeson production,” Phys. Rev. 106, 1345 (1957).MathSciNetADSMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    M. L. Goldberger and K. M. Watson, Collision theory (Wiley, New York, 1964).MATHGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    R. L. Wolker, “Phenomenological analysis of singlepion photoproduction,” Phys. Rev. 182, 1729 (1969).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    S. R. Deans, D. T. Jacobs, P. W. Lyons, D. L. Montgomery, “Resonance contributions, radiative widths, and stray baryonic states in K+ photoproduction,” Phys. Rev. D 6, 1906 (1972).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    D. Drechsel, S. S. Kamalov, and L. Tiator, “Unitary isobar model — MAID2007,” Eur. Phys. J. A 34, 69 (2007).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    M. Dugger, J. P. Ball, P. Collins, et al., “π0 photoproduction on the proton for photon energies from 0.675 to 2.875 GeV,” Phys. Rev. C 76, 025211 (2007).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    W. -T. Chiang, S. N. Yang, L. Tiator, D. Drechsel, “An isobar model for η photo- and electroproduction on the nucleon,” Nucl. Phys. A 700, 429 (2002).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    C. Bennhold and H. Tanabe, “Coherent and incoherent η photoproduction from nuclei,” Nucl. Phys. A 530, 625 (1991).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    M. Benmerrouche and N. C. Mukhopadhyay, “η photoproduction from threshold through the S11(1535) resonance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 1070 (1991).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    L. Tiator, C. Bennhold, and S. S. Kamalov, “The ηNN coupling in η photoproduction,” Nucl. Phys. A 580, 455 (1994).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    M. Benmerrouche, N. C. Mukhopadhyay, and J. F. Zhang, “Effective Lagrangian approach to the theory of η photoproduction in the N*(1535) region,” Phys. Rev. D 51, 3237 (1995).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    A. Fix and H. Arenhovel, “Coherent η photoproduction on 4He and 12C in the near-threshold region,” Nucl. Phys. A 620, 457 (1997).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    H. R. Hicks, S. E. Deans, D. T. Jacobs, et al., “Isobar analysis of γp → ηp,” Phys. Rev. D 7, 2614 (1973).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    J. Blatt and V. Weisskopf, Theoretical nuclear physics (Wiley, New York, 1954).Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    V. A. Tryasuchev, “Photoproduction of η mesons on protons in the resonance region: the background problem and the third S 11-resonance,” Eur. Phys. J. A 22, 97 (2004).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    V. A. Tryasuchev, “Search for new and an investigation of known resonances using experimental data on photoproduction of η and η’ mesons on nucleons,” Phys. Part. Nucl. 39, 64 (2008).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    W. -T. Chiang, S. N. Yang, L. Tiator, M. Vanderhaeghen, D. Drechsel, “A Reggeized model for η and η’ photoproduction,” Phys. Rev. 68, 045202 (2003).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    V. A. Tryasuchev, “Final remarks to our study of η photoproduction on protons in the resonance region,” Eur. Phys. J. A 38, 265 (2008).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    V. A. Tryasuchev, “Eight resonances and a half for the reaction γ + p → η + p,” Phys. At. Nucl. 74, 103 (2011).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    M. Williams, Z. Krahn, D. Applegate, et al., “Differential cross sections for the reactions γppη and γppη’,” Phys. Rev. C 80, 045213 (2009).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    V. Crede, A. McVeigh, A. V. Anisovich, et al., “Photo-production of η and η’ mesons off protons,” Phys. Rev. C 80, 055202 (2009).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    E. F. McNicoll, S. Prakhov, I. I. Strakovsky, et al., “Study of the γp → ηp reaction with the Crystal Ball detector at the Mainz Microtron (MAMI-C),” Phys. Rev. C 82, 035208 (2010); arXiv:1007.0777 [nucl-ex].ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    K. Nakamura, et al. (Particle Data Group), “Review of particle physics,” J. Phys. G 37, 075021 (2010).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    P. C. Brans, M. Mai, and Ulf-G. Meibner, “Chiral dynamics of the S 11(1535) and S 11(1650) resonances revisited,” Phys. Lett. B 697, 254 (2011).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    V. A. Tryasuchev, “Third S 11 resonance in the reaction γp →ηp,” Phys. At. Nucl. 67, 427 (2004).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    F. Renard, M. Anghinolfi, O. Dartaliniet, et al., “Differential cross section measurement of η photoproduction on the proton from threshold to 1100 MeV,” Phys. Lett. B 528, 215 (2002).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    O. Bartalini, V. Bellini, J. Bocguet, et al., “Measurement of η photoproduction on the proton from threshold to 1500 MeV,” Eur. Phys. J. A 33, 169 (2007).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    V. Kuznetsov and M. V. Polyakov, “New narrow nucleon N*(1685),” JETP Lett. 88, 347 (2008).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    V. Kuznetsov, M. V. Polyakov, and M. Thurmann, “On narrow nucleon excitation N*(1685),” JETP Lett. 94, 503 (2011).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. 30.
    D. Elsner, A. V. Anisovich, G. Anton, et al., “Measurement of the beam asymmetry in η photoproduction off the proton,” Eur. Phys. J. A 33, 147 (2007).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    A. Sibirtsev, J. Haidenbauer, S. Krewald, et al., “Analysis of resent η photoproduction data,” Eur. Phys. J. A 46, 359 (2010).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. 32.
    M. Dugger, et al., “η photoproduction on the proton for photon energies from 0.75 to 1.95 GeV,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 222002 (2002).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. 33.
    V. Crede, O. Bartholomy, A. V. Anisovich, et al., “Photoproduction of η mesons off protons for 0.75 GeV < E γ < 3 GeV,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 012004 (2005).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    V. L. Kashevarov, “T and F asymmetry measurements in η photoproduction,” presented at The 28th Students’ Workshop on Electromagnetic Interactions (Bosen (Saar), Germany, 2011).Google Scholar
  35. 35.
    A. Bock, G. Anton, W. Beuliz, et al., “Measurement of the target asymmetry of η and π0 photoproduction on the proton,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 534 (1998).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. 36.
    R. Plotzke, J. Barth, W. Braun, et al., “Photoproduction of η’ mesons with the 4π-detector SAPHIR,” Phys. Lett. B 444, 555 (1998).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. 37.
    M. Dugger, J. P. Ball, P. Collins, et al., “η’ photoproduction on the proton for photon energies from 1.527 to 2.227 GeV,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 062001 (2006).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. 38.
    V. A. Tryasuchev, “Photoproduction of η’(958) meson on a proton,” Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Fiz. 12, 78 (2003).Google Scholar
  39. 39.
    V. A. Tryasuchev, “Reaction γp →η’(958)p and polarization of recoil protons,” Phys. At. Nucl. 69, 282 (2006).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. 40.
    K. Nakayma and H. Haberzettl, “Analyzing η’ photoproduction data on the proton at energies of 1.5–2.3 GeV,” Phys. Rev. C 73, 045211 (2006).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. 41.
    Jun He and B. Saghai, “η production off the proton in a Regge-plus-chiral quark model,” Phys. Rev. C 82, 035206 (2010).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Tryasuchev
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussia

Personalised recommendations