I. Friscic

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A new Short-Orbit Spectrometer (SOS) has been constructed and installed within the experimental facility of the A1 collaboration at Mainz Microtron (MAMI), with the goal to detect low-energy pions. It is equipped with a Browne-Buechner magnet and a detector system consisting of two helium-ethane based drift chambers and a scintillator telescope made of five layers. The detector system allows detection of pions in the momentum range of 50 - 147 MeV/c, which corresponds to 8. Read More

We report on a new experimental method based on initial-state radiation (ISR) in e-p scattering, in which the radiative tail of the elastic e-p peak contains information on the proton charge form factor ($G_E^p$) at extremely small $Q^2$. The ISR technique was validated in a dedicated experiment using the spectrometers of the A1-Collaboration at the Mainz Microtron (MAMI). This provided first measurements of $G_E^p$ for $0. Read More

For the first time a vertically polarized electron beam has been used for physics experiments at MAMI in the energy range between 180 and 855 MeV. The beam-normal single-spin asymmetry $A_{\mathrm{n}}$, which is a direct probe of higher-order photon exchange beyond the first Born approximation, has been measured in the reaction $^{12}\mathrm C(\vec e,e')^{12}\mathrm C$. Vertical polarization orientation was necessary to measure this asymmetry with the existing experimental setup. Read More

The cross section of the $p(e,e'\pi^+)n$ reaction has been measured for five kinematic settings at an invariant mass of $W = 1094$ MeV and for a four-momentum transfer of $Q^2 = 0.078$ (GeV/$c$)$^2$. The measurement has been performed at MAMI using a new short-orbit spectrometer (SOS) of the A1 collaboration, intended for detection of low-energy pions. Read More

2016Feb
Affiliations: 1School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, 2School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, 3Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 4Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 5Jožef Stefan Institute, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, 6Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 7Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, HR-10002 Zagreb, Croatia, 8Jožef Stefan Institute, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 10Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 11Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 12Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, HR-10002 Zagreb, Croatia, 13Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08855, USA, 14School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, 15School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, 16Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 17Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 18Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 19Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 20School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel, 21Jožef Stefan Institute, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, 22University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA, 23Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 24Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel, 25Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 26Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 27Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 28Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 29Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 30Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 31Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany, 32Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany

Possible differences between free and bound protons may be observed in the ratio of polarization-transfer components, $P'_x/P'_z$. We report the measurement of $P'_x/P'_z$, in the $^2\textrm{H}(\vec{e},e^{\prime}\vec{p})n$ reaction at low and high missing momenta. Observed increasing deviation of $P'_x/P'_z$ from that of a free proton as a function of the virtuality, similar to that observed in \hefour, indicates that the effect in nuclei is due to the virtuality of the knock-out proton and not due to the average nuclear density. Read More

At the Mainz Microtron MAMI, the first high-resolution pion spectroscopy from decays of strange systems was performed by electron scattering off a Be-9 target in order to study the ground-state masses of Lambda-hypernuclei. Positively charged kaons were detected by a short-orbit spectrometer with a broad momentum acceptance at zero degree forward angles with respect to the beam, efficiently tagging the production of strangeness in the target nucleus. In coincidence, negatively charged decay-pions were detected by two independent high-resolution spectrometers. Read More

A massive, but light abelian U(1) gauge boson is a well motivated possible signature of physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. In this paper, the search for the signal of such a U(1) gauge boson in electron-positron pair-production at the spectrometer setup of the A1 Collaboration at the Mainz Microtron (MAMI) is described. Exclusion limits in the mass range of 40 MeV up to 300 MeV with a sensitivity in the mixing parameter of down to $\epsilon^2 = 8\times 10^{-7}$ are presented. Read More

The Kaos spectrometer is maintained by the A1 collaboration at the Mainz Microtron MAMI with a focus on the study of (e,e'K^+) coincidence reactions. For its electron-arm two vertical planes of fiber arrays, each comprising approximately 10 000 fibers, are operated close to zero degree scattering angle and in close proximity to the electron beam. A nearly dead-time free DAQ system to acquire timing and tracking information has been installed for this spectrometer arm. Read More

Cross section measurements of the exclusive p(e,e'K+)Lambda,Sigma^0 electroproduction reactions have been performed at the Mainz Microtron MAMI in the A1 spectrometer facility using for the first time the Kaos spectrometer for kaon detection. These processes were studied in a kinematical region not covered by any previous experiment. The nucleon was probed in its third resonance region with virtual photons of low four-momenta, Q^2= 0. Read More

Wire chambers are routinely operated as tracking detectors in magnetic spectrometers at high-intensity continuous electron beams. Especially in experiments studying reactions with small cross-sections the reaction yield is limited by the background rate in the chambers. One way to determine the track of a charged particle through a multi-wire proportional chamber (MWPC) is the measurement of the charge distribution induced on its cathodes. Read More

A new exclusion limit for the electromagnetic production of a light U(1) gauge boson {\gamma}' decaying to e^+e^- was determined by the A1 Collaboration at the Mainz Microtron. Such light gauge bosons appear in several extensions of the standard model and are also discussed as candidates for the interaction of dark matter with standard model matter. In electron scattering from a heavy nucleus, the existing limits for a narrow state coupling to e^+e^- were reduced by nearly an order of magnitude in the range of the lepton pair mass of 210 MeV/c^2 < m_e^+e^- < 300 MeV/c^2. Read More