The GeV photon beam at Spring-8 is produced by backward-Compton scattering of laser photons from 8 GeV electrons. Polarization of the photon beam is ∼100 % at the maximum energy with fully polarized laser photons. We report the status of the new facility and the prospect of hadron physics study with this high quality beam. Preliminary results from the first physics run are presented.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics