Onset of asymptotic scaling in deuteron photodisintegration

P. Rossi, M. Mirazita, F. Ronchetti, E. De Sanctis, G. Adams, P. Ambrozewicz, E. Anciant, M. Anghinolfi, B. Asavapibhop, G. Audit, H. Avakian, H. Bagdasaryan, J. P. Ball, S. Barrow, M. Battaglieri, K. Beard, M. Bektasoglu, M. Bellis, N. Benmouna, B. L. BermanW. Bertozzi, N. Bianchi, A. S. Biselli, S. Boiarinov, B. E. Bonner, S. Bouchigny, R. Bradford, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, W. K. Brooks, V. D. Burkert, C. Butuceanu, J. R. Calarco, D. S. Carman, B. Carnahan, S. Chen, P. L. Cole, D. Cords, P. Corvisiero, D. Crabb, H. Crannell, J. P. Cummings, R. De Vita, P. V. Degtyarenko, H. Denizli, L. Dennis, A. Deppman, K. V. Dharmawardane, K. S. Dhuga, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, D. Doughty, P. Dragovitsch, M. Dugger, S. Dytman, O. P. Dzyubak, H. Egiyan, K. S. Egiyan, L. Elouadrhiri, A. Empl, P. Eugenio, R. Fatemi, R. J. Feuerbach, J. Ficenec, T. A. Forest, H. Funsten, M. Gai, G. Gavalian, S. Gilad, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, C. I.O. Gordon, K. Griffioen, M. Guidai, M. Guillo, L. Guo, V. Gyurjyan, C. Hadjidakis, R. S. Hakobyan, J. Hardie, D. Heddle, F. W. Hersman, K. Hicks, R. S. Kicks, M. Holtrop, J. Hu, C. E. Hyde-Wright, Y. Ilieva, M. M. Ito, D. Jenkins, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, J. D. Kellie, M. Khandaker, K. Y. Kim, K. Kim, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein

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We investigate the transition from the nucleon-meson to the quark-gluon description of the strong interaction using the photon energy dependence of the d(γ, p)n differential cross section for photon energies above 0.5 GeV and center-of-mass proton angles between 30° and 150°; A possible signature for this transition is the onset of cross-section s-11 scaling with the total energy squared, s, at some proton transverse momentum PT. The results show that the scaling has been reached for proton transverse momentum above about 1.1 GeV/c. This may indicate that the quark-gluon regime is reached above this momentum.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012301
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 14 2005

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