Cascade production in the reactions γp→K+K+(X) and γp→K+K+π-(X)

L. Guo, D. P. Weygand, M. Battaglieri, R. De Vita, V. Kubarovsky, P. Stoler, M. J. Amaryan, P. Ambrozewicz, M. Anghinolfi, G. Asryan, H. Avakian, H. Bagdasaryan, N. Baillie, J. P. Ball, N. A. Baltzell, V. Batourine, M. Battaglieri, I. Bedlinskiy, M. Bellis, N. BenmounaB. L. Berman, A. S. Biselli, L. Blaszczyk, S. Bouchigny, S. Boiarinov, R. Bradford, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, W. K. Brooks, S. Bültmann, V. D. Burkert, C. Butuceanu, J. R. Calarco, S. L. Careccia, D. S. Carman, S. Chen, P. L. Cole, P. Collins, P. Coltharp, D. Crabb, H. Crannell, V. Crede, J. P. Cummings, N. Dashyan, R. De Masi, R. De Vita, E. De Sanctis, P. V. Degtyarenko, A. Deur, K. V. Dharmawardane, R. Dickson, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, J. Donnelly, D. Doughty, M. Dugger, O. P. Dzyubak, H. Egiyan, K. S. Egiyan, E. El Fassi, L. Elouadrhiri, P. Eugenio, G. Fedotov, G. Feldman, H. Funsten, M. Garçon, G. Gavalian, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, F. X. Girod, J. T. Goetz, A. Gonenc, C. I.O. Gordon, R. W. Gothe, K. A. Griffioen, M. Guidal, N. Guler, V. Gyurjyan, C. Hadjidakis, K. Hafidi, H. Hakobyan, R. S. Hakobyan, C. Hanretty, J. Hardie, F. W. Hersman, K. Hicks, I. Hleiqawi, M. Holtrop, C. E. Hyde-Wright, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, B. S. Ishkhanov, E. L. Isupov, M. M. Ito, D. Jenkins, R. Johnstone, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, H. G. Juengst, N. Kalantarians, J. D. Kellie, M. Khandaker, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, A. V. Klimenko, M. Kossov, Z. Krahn, L. H. Kramer, J. Kuhn, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, J. Lachniet, J. M. Laget, J. Langheinrich, D. Lawrence, T. Lee, Ji Li, K. Livingston, H. Y. Lu, M. MacCormick, N. Markov, P. Mattione, B. McKinnon, B. A. Mecking, J. J. Melone, M. D. Mestayer, C. A. Meyer, T. Mibe, K. Mikhailov, R. Minehart, M. Mirazita, R. Miskimen, V. Mokeev, K. Moriya, S. A. Morrow, M. Moteabbed, E. Munevar, G. S. Mutchler, P. Nadel-Turonski, R. Nasseripour, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, B. B. Niczyporuk, M. R. Niroula, R. A. Niyazov, M. Nozar, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, K. Park, E. Pasyuk, C. Paterson, S. Anefalos Pereira, J. Pierce, N. Pivnyuk, D. Pocanic, O. Pogorelko, S. Pozdniakov, J. W. Price, Y. Prok, D. Protopopescu, B. A. Raue, G. Riccardi, G. Ricco, M. Ripani, B. G. Ritchie, F. Ronchetti, G. Rosner, P. Rossi, F. Sabatié, J. Salamanca, C. Salgado, J. P. Santoro, V. Sapunenko, R. A. Schumacher, V. S. Serov, Y. G. Sharabian, D. Sharov, N. V. Shvedunov, E. S. Smith, L. C. Smith, D. I. Sober, D. Sokhan, A. Stavinsky, S. S. Stepanyan, S. Stepanyan, B. E. Stokes, I. I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, M. Taiuti, D. J. Tedeschi, U. Thoma, A. Tkabladze, S. Tkachenko, L. Todor, C. Tur, M. Ungaro, M. F. Vineyard, A. V. Vlassov, D. P. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, M. Williams, E. Wolin, M. H. Wood, A. Yegneswaran, L. Zana, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, Z. W. Zhao

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Abstract

Photoproduction of the cascade resonances has been investigated in the reactions γp→K+K+(X) and γp→K+K+π-(X). The mass splitting of the ground state (Ξ-,Ξ0) doublet is measured to be 5.4±1.8 MeV/c2, consistent with existing measurements. The differential (total) cross sections for the Ξ- have been determined for photon beam energies from 2.75 to 3.85 (4.75) GeV and are consistent with a production mechanism of Y*→K+Ξ- through a t-channel process. The reaction γp→K+K+π-[Ξ0] has also been investigated to search of excited cascade resonances. No significant signal of excited cascade states other than the Ξ-(1530) is observed. The cross-section results of the Ξ-(1530) have also been obtained for photon beam energies from 3.35 to 4.75 GeV. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

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