Exotic meson photoproduction at GlueX – search for the hybrid candidate Y(2175)

  • Understanding the hadron spectrum is one of the primary goals of non-perturbative QCD. Many predictions have experimentally been confirmed, others still remain under experimental investigation. Of particular interest is how gluonic excitations give rise to states with constituent glue. One class of such states are hybrid mesons that are predicted by theoretical models and Lattice QCD calculations. Searching for and understanding the nature of these states is a primary physics goal of the GlueX experiment at the CEBAF accelerator at Jefferson Lab. A search for a JPC = 1−− hybrid meson candidate, the Y(2175), in φ(1020)π+π+ and φ(1020)f0(980) channels in photoproduction on a proton target has been conducted. A first measurement of non-resonant φ(1020)π+π+ and φ(1020)f0(980) total cross sections in photoproduction has been performed. An upper limit on the resonance production cross section for the Y (2175) → φ(1020)π+π+ and Y (2175) → φ(1020)f0(980) channels are estimated. Since the analysis essentially depends on the quality of the charged kaon identification, also an optimization of particle identification through an improvement of the energy loss estimation in the central drift chamber by a truncated mean method has been investigated.

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Author:Abdennacer Hamdi
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Referee:Klaus PetersORCiDGND, Joachim StrothORCiD
Advisor:Klaus Peters
Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Date of Publication (online):2020/11/23
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Granting Institution:Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Date of final exam:2020/11/19
Release Date:2020/11/27
Tag:Hadron Spectroscopy
Page Number:139
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht