Beam-Polarization Asymmetries for the [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] Reactions for [Formula presented]

R. G.T. Zegers, M. Sumihama, D. S. Ahn, J. K. Ahn, H. Akimune, Y. Asano, W. C. Chang, S. Daté, H. Ejiri, H. Fujimura, M. Fujiwara, K. Hicks, T. Hotta, K. Imai, T. Ishikawa, T. Iwata, H. Kawai, Z. Y. Kim, K. Kino, H. KohriN. Kumagai, S. Makino, T. Matsumura, N. Matsuoka, T. Mibe, K. Miwa, M. Miyabe, Y. Miyachi, M. Morita, N. Muramatsu, T. Nakano, M. Niiyama, M. Nomachi, Y. Ohashi, T. Ooba, H. Ohkuma, D. S. Oshuev, C. Rangacharyulu, A. Sakaguchi, T. Sasaki, P. M. Shagin, Y. Shiino, H. Shimizu, Y. Sugaya, H. Toyokawa, A. Wakai, C. W. Wang, S. C. Wang, K. Yonehara, T. Yorita, M. Yoshimura, M. Yosoi

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Beam polarization asymmetries for the [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] reactions are measured for the first time for [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] by using linearly polarized photons at the Laser-Electron-Photon facility at SPring-8 (LEPS). The observed asymmetries are positive and gradually increase with rising photon energy. The data are not consistent with theoretical predictions based on tree-level effective-Lagrangian approaches. Including the new results in the development of the models is, therefore, crucial for understanding the reaction mechanism and to test the presence of baryon resonances which are predicted in quark models but are thus far undiscovered.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 26 Aug 2003


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