Compton scattering from the deuteron below pion-production threshold

L. S. Myers, J. R. M. Annand, Jason Brudvik, G. Feldman, Kevin Fissum, H. W. Griesshammer, Kurt Hansen, S. S. Henshaw, Lennart Isaksson, R. Jebali, M. A. Kovash, Magnus Lundin, D. G. Middleton, A. M. Nathan, Bent Schröder, S. C. Stave

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Differential cross sections for elastic scattering of photons from the deuteron have recently been measured at the Tagged-Photon Facility at the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden. These first new measurements in more than a decade further constrain the isoscalar electromagnetic polarizabilities of the nucleon and provide the first-ever results above 100 MeV, where the sensitivity to the polarizabilities is increased. We add 23 points between 70 and 112 MeV, at angles 60 degrees, 120 degrees, and 150 degrees. Analysis of these data using a chiral effective field theory indicates that the cross sections are both self-consistent and consistent with previous measurements. Extracted values of alpha(s) = [12.1 +/- 0.8(stat) +/- 0.2(BSR) +/- 0.8(th)] x 10(-4) fm(3) and beta(s) = [2.4 +/- 0.8(stat) +/- 0.2(BSR) +/- 0.8(th)] x 10(-4) fm(3) are obtained from a fit to these 23 new data points. This paper presents in detail the experimental conditions and the data analysis used to extract the cross sections.
Original languageEnglish
Article number025203
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Subatomic Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Compton scattering from the deuteron below pion-production threshold'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this