E. L. Isupov, et al. (CLAS Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. C96 (2) (2017) 025209
Publication year: 2017

This paper reports new exclusive cross sections for epeπ+πp using the CLAS detector at Jefferson Laboratory. These results are presented for the first time at photon virtualities 2.0 GeV^2 < Q^2 < 5.0 GeV^2 in the center-of-mass energy range 1.4 GeV < W < 2.0 GeV, which covers a large part of the nucleon resonance region. Using a model developed for the phenomenological analysis of electroproduction data, we see strong indications that the relative contributions from the resonant cross sections at W < 1.74 GeV increase with Q2. These data considerably extend the kinematic reach of previous measurements. Exclusive epeπ+πp cross section measurements are of particular importance for the extraction of resonance electrocouplings in the mass range above 1.6 GeV.

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