Mainz 2012 – wissenschaftliches Programm
HK 38.6: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 22. März 2012, 18:15–18:30, RW 1
In search of the box anomaly by studying η → π+ π− γ — •Daniel Lersch1 and Frank Goldenbaum1,2 — 1Institut für Kernphysik and Jülich Center for Hadron Physics, Forschungszentrum Jülich — 2Bergische Universität Wuppertal FB C
The decay channel η→ π+ π− γ provides the opportunity to study QCD anomalies at the chiral limit. The decay width and the shape of the Eγ-distribution of this channel are sensitive to the box anomly term which is part of the Wess-Zumino-Witten-(WZW) Lagrangian. However, the theoretically predicted decay width and Eγ-distribution do not agree with the experimental results, if final state interactions are not included by unitarized extensions of the WZW-Lagrangian.The experimental observables for testing these extensions are (i) the branching (done by CLEO and KLOE) or (ii) the distribution of the single photon energy.
Recently, the reaction pd→ 3He[η→ π+π−γ] has been measured with WASA-at-COSY.
The aim of this work is to measure the branching ratio and the single photon energy distribution in one experiment using the reaction: pp→ pp[η→ π+π−γ], using the data acquired during spring 2010.
As a first step in the recent analysis the channel η→ π+π−π0 has been investigated, because it is important for determining the relative branching ratio Γ(η→ π+π−γ)/Γ(η→ π+π−π0) and also because it contributes to the background of the decay η→ π+π−γ.
First results will show how the channel of interest is extracted from data and how the remaining background is determined.