Virtual Compton Scattering at MAMI γ*p→ γ1p1
The virtual Compton scattering (VCS) is the electron scattering on a proton which radiates a real photon before being detected. The new observables, called Generalized Polarizabilities (GP), extracted from this VCS at threshold can be understood as the deformation of the charge and current distributions of the proton . These GP are functions of the mass of the virtual photon Q2. In real Compton scattering (Q2 = 0), some polarizabilities of the nucleon are already measured . With the VCS, we will generalize these observables by measuring them at different values of Q2.
KeywordsDifferential Cross Section Generalize Polarizability Virtual Photon Real Photon Linear Sigma Model
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