22-29 July 2015
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Measurement of the charged-pion polarisability at COMPASS

Jul 23, 2015, 12:45 PM


talk QCD and Hadronic Physics QCD and Hadronic Physics


Alexey Guskov (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (RU))


The electric (${\alpha}_{\pi}$) and the magnetic (${\beta}_{\pi}$) polarisabilities are fundamental properties of the pion characterising the rigidity of its internal structure as a complex QCD system. They have been precisely measured at the COMPASS experiment at CERN with a ${\pi}^{-}$ beam of 190~GeV/c assuming ${\alpha}_{\pi}+{\beta}_{\pi}=0$. Muons of the same momentum were used for controlling of systematic effects. The obtained result ${\alpha}_{\pi}=-{\beta}_{\pi}=(2.0\pm 0.6_{stat.}\pm 0.7_{syst.})\times 10^{-4} fm^3$ is in agreement with the prediction of the Chiral Perturbation Theory.

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Alexey Guskov (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (RU))

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