Searching for Gluonic Excitations - the Hall D Project at Jefferson Lab

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Hybrid mesons are produced when the gluonic degrees of freedom are excited within normal mesons. A large fraction of these gluonic excitations can be identified using unique combinations of spin, parity and charge conjugation (J{sup PC}) quantum numbers which are not allowed for ordinary q-{bar q} bound states. Photon beams are expected to be particularly favorable for the production of such states, which are required by the quark confining mechanism of QCD. Mapping out the spectrum and decay modes of these hybrid mesons is the necessary first step in understanding the nature of confinement. Plans are underway at Jefferson Lab ... continued below

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Smith, Elton S. September 1, 2001.

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Hybrid mesons are produced when the gluonic degrees of freedom are excited within normal mesons. A large fraction of these gluonic excitations can be identified using unique combinations of spin, parity and charge conjugation (J{sup PC}) quantum numbers which are not allowed for ordinary q-{bar q} bound states. Photon beams are expected to be particularly favorable for the production of such states, which are required by the quark confining mechanism of QCD. Mapping out the spectrum and decay modes of these hybrid mesons is the necessary first step in understanding the nature of confinement. Plans are underway at Jefferson Lab to upgrade the energy of the electron accelerator to 12 GeV. With 12 GeV electrons, a 9 GeV linearly polarized photon beam will be produced using the coherent bremsstrahlung technique. Along with this energy upgrade, a hermetic detector housed in new experimental hall (Hall D) will be used to collect data on photoproduced mesons with unprecedented statistics.

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  • IV Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics, Colegio Nacional (MX), 09/24/2001--09/28/2001

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  • Report No.: JLAB-PHY-01-31
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/40150-1957
  • Grant Number: AC05-84ER40150
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 788840
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc718634

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Smith, Elton S. Searching for Gluonic Excitations - the Hall D Project at Jefferson Lab, article, September 1, 2001; Newport News, Virginia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc718634/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.