The 3He(γ,π±p) reactions were measured simultaneously over a tagged photon energy range of 800 ≤Eγ≤1120 MeV, well above the Δ resonance region. An analysis was performed to kinematically isolate Δ knockout events from conventional Δ photoproduction events, and a statistically significant excess of π+ p events was identified, consistent with Δ++ knockout. Two methods were used to estimate the ΔNN probability in the 3He ground state corresponding to the observed knockout cross section. The first gave a lower probability limit of 1.5±0.6±0.5 %; the second yielded an upper limit of about 2.6%.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Oct|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics