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Exploration into the Photoproduction of Proton-Antiproton Pairs

Title: An Exploration into the Photoproduction of Proton-Antiproton Pairs.
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Name(s): Morales, Peter, author
Physics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The research focus of this report is an analysis on the reaction γp→ppp̄, for photon energy in the range 4.8 to 5.5 GeV. The purpose of this study is to gain a greater understanding of the processes behind the photoproduction of proton-antiproton pairs. Research was performed on data collected from the g12 experiment conducted at Jefferson National Laboratory Accelerator Facility. Data from the experiment was mined and formatted for analysis in the ROOT framework. Cuts were made to the data to ensure events had protons with well-defined momenta and minimal background. A total of 20,927 events were observed. Invariant mass plots were generated from the selected data for each proton and antiproton in order to search for intermediate resonances that might decay to a proton-antiproton pair. There were no significant signs of narrow resonances found in the final data. However, the possibility for broader resonances is not completely left out.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0073 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Physics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: April 19, 2012.
Subject(s): Physics
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0073
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Morales, P. (2012). An Exploration into the Photoproduction of Proton-Antiproton Pairs. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0073