Document Type



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor's Name

Werner Boeglin

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee chair

Second Advisor's Name

Joerg Reinhold

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member

Third Advisor's Name

Lei Guo

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member

Fourth Advisor's Name

Christopher Dares

Fourth Advisor's Committee Title

Committee member



Date of Defense



The η′π is an important decay channel for the potentially exotic hybrid meson π1(1600) that has been detected in the COMPASS, VES and E852 experiments. These previous experiments used a charged pion beam as a probe. In contrast, the GlueX experiment is designed to search for the exotic hybrid mesons using a linearly polarized photon beam. This thesis project analyzes the η′π0 system produced in GlueX by the reaction γp → η′π0p. After optimizing the event selection to minimize background contributions, a mass independent partial wave analysis is performed in search of an exotic signature. Within the currently available statistical precision, no signal was found.



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