Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Polarized nuclear Compton scattering on a proton target provides a test of low energy QCD. The beam-target asymmetries of a circularly polarized Bremsstrahlung photon beam on a transversely polarized butanol target (&Sigma2x) and on a longitudinally polarized butanol target (&Sigma2z), and the beam asymmetry of a linearly polarized Bremsstrahlung beam on an unpolarized hydrogen target (&Sigma3) are sensitive to the proton spin polarizabilities, third order terms in the energy expansion of the Compton scattering amplitude. This experiment consisted of the &Sigma2x measurement, both just below and above two-pion threshold.
Martel, Philippe Paul, "Measuring Proton Spin Polarizabilities with Polarized Compton Scattering" (2013). Open Access Dissertations. 723.