Differential cross sections for γ+p→K++Y for Λ and Σ0 hyperons

R. Bradford, R. A. Schumacher, J. W.C. McNabb, L. Todor, G. Adams, P. Ambrozewicz, E. Anciant, M. Anghinolfi, B. Asavapibhop, G. Asryan, G. Audit, H. Avakian, H. Bagdasaryan, N. Baillie, J. P. Ball, N. A. Baltzell, S. Barrow, V. Batourine, M. Battaglieri, K. BeardI. Bedlinskiy, M. Bektasoglu, M. Bellis, N. Benmouna, B. L. Berman, N. Bianchi, A. S. Biselli, B. E. Bonner, S. Bouchigny, S. Boiarinov, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, W. K. Brooks, S. Bültmann, V. D. Burkert, C. Butuceanu, J. R. Calarco, S. L. Careccia, D. S. Carman, B. Carnahan, S. Chen, P. L. Cole, A. Coleman, P. Coltharp, P. Corvisiero, D. Crabb, H. Crannell, J. P. Cummings, R. Devita, E. De Sanctis, P. V. Degtyarenko, H. Denizli, L. Dennis, A. Deur, K. V. Dharmawardane, K. S. Dhuga, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, J. Donnelly, D. Doughty, P. Dragovitsch, M. Dugger, S. Dytman, O. P. Dzyubak, H. Egiyan, K. S. Egiyan, L. Elouadrhiri, A. Empl, P. Eugenio, R. Fatemi, G. Fedotov, G. Feldman, R. J. Feuerbach, T. A. Forest, H. Funsten, M. Garçon, G. Gavalian, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, F. X. Girod, J. T. Goetz, E. Golovatch, A. Gonenc, R. W. Gothe, K. A. Griffioen, M. Guidal, M. Guillo, N. Guler, L. Guo, V. Gyurjyan, C. Hadjidakis, R. S. Hakobyan, J. Hardie, D. Heddle, F. W. Hersman, K. Hicks, I. Hleiqawi, M. Holtrop, J. Hu, M. Huertas, C. E. Hyde-Wright, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, B. S. Ishkhanov, M. M. Ito, D. Jenkins, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, H. G. Juengst, J. D. Kellie, M. Khandaker, K. Y. Kim, K. Kim, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, A. V. Klimenko, M. Klusman, M. Kossov, L. H. Kramer, V. Kubarovsky, J. Kuhn, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, J. Lachniet, J. M. Laget, J. Langheinrich, D. Lawrence, A. C.S. Lima, K. Livingston, K. Lukashin, J. J. Manak, C. Marchand, S. McAleer, B. McKinnon, B. A. Mecking, M. D. Mestayer, C. A. Meyer, T. Mibe, K. Mikhailov, R. Minehart, M. Mirazita, R. Miskimen, V. Mokeev, S. A. Morrow, V. Muccifora, J. Mueller, G. S. Mutchler, P. Nadel-Turonski, J. Napolitano, R. Nasseripour, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, B. B. Niczyporuk, R. A. Niyazov, M. Nozar, G. V. O'Rielly, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, K. Park, E. Pasyuk, C. Paterson, S. A. Philips, J. Pierce, N. Pivnyuk, D. Pocanic, O. Pogorelko, E. Polli, I. Popa, S. Pozdniakov, B. M. Preedom, J. W. Price, Y. Prok, D. Protopopescu, L. M. Qin, B. P. Quinn, B. A. Raue, G. Riccardi, G. Ricco, M. Ripani, B. G. Ritchie, F. Ronchetti, G. Rosner, P. Rossi, D. Rowntree, P. D. Rubin, F. Sabatié, C. Salgado, J. P. Santoro, V. Sapunenko, V. S. Serov, A. Shafi, Y. G. Sharabian, J. Shaw, S. Simionatto, A. V. Skabelin, E. S. Smith, L. C. Smith, D. I. Sober, M. Spraker, A. Stavinsky, S. S. Stepanyan, S. Stepanyan, B. E. Stokes, P. Stoler, I. I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, R. Suleiman, M. Taiuti, S. Taylor, D. J. Tedeschi, U. Thoma, R. Thompson, A. Tkabladze, S. Tkachenko, C. Tur, M. Ungaro, M. F. Vineyard, A. V. Vlassov, K. Wang, L. B. Weinstein, H. Weller, D. P. Weygand, M. Williams, E. Wolin, M. H. Wood, A. Yegneswaran, J. Yun, L. Zana, J. Zhang, B. Zhao

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Abstract

High-statistics cross sections for the reactions γ+p→K++Λ and γ+p→K++Σ0 have been measured using CLAS at Jefferson Lab for center-of-mass energies W between 1.6 and 2.53 GeV, and for -0.85<cosθK+c.m.<+0.95. In the K+Λ channel we confirm a resonance-like structure near W=1.9 GeV at backward kaon angles. The position and width of this structure change with angle, indicating that more than one resonance is likely playing a role. The K+Λ channel at forward angles and all energies is well described by a t-channel scaling characteristic of Regge exchange, whereas the same scaling applied to the K+Σ0 channel is less successful. Several existing theoretical models are compared to the data, but none provide a good representation of the results. © 2006 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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