First measurement of beam-recoil observables Cx and Cz in hyperon photoproduction


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Spin transfer from circularly polarized real photons to recoiling hyperons has been measured for the reactions γ→+p→K++→ andγ →+p → K + +Σ → 0. The data were obtained using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) detector at the Jefferson Lab for center-of-mass energies W between 1.6 and 2.53 GeV, and for -0.85cos θ K+c.m.<+0.95. For the θ, the polarization transfer coefficient along the photon momentum axis, Cz, was found to be near unity for a wide range of energy and kaon production angles. The associated transverse polarization coefficient Cx is smaller than Cz by a roughly constant difference of unity. Most significantly, the total polarization vector, including the induced polarization P, has magnitude consistent with unity at all measured energies and production angles when the beam is fully polarized. For the 0 this simple phenomenology does not hold. All existing hadrodynamic models are in poor agreement with these results. © 2007 The American Physical Society.

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  • Bradford, RK; Schumacher, RA; Adams, G; Amaryan, MJ; Ambrozewicz, P; Anciant, E; Anghinolfi, M; Asavapibhop, B; Asryan, G; Audit, G; Avakian, H; Bagdasaryan, H; Baillie, N; Ball, JP; Baltzell, NA; Barrow, S; Batourine, V; Battaglieri, M; Beard, K; Bedlinskiy, I; Bektasoglu, M; Bellis, M; Benmouna, N; Berman, BL; Bianchi, N; Biselli, AS; Bonner, BE; Bouchigny, S; Boiarinov, S; Branford, D; Briscoe, WJ; Brooks, WK; Bültmann, S; Burkert, VD; Butuceanu, C; Calarco, JR; Careccia, SL; Carman, DS; Carnahan, B; Chen, S; Cole, PL; Coleman, A; Collins, P; Coltharp, P; Cords, D; Corvisiero, P; Crabb, D; Crannell, H; Crede, V; Cummings, JP; Masi, RD; De Sanctis, E; De Vita, R; Degtyarenko, PV; Denizli, H; Dennis, L; Deur, A; Dharmawardane, KV; Dickson, R; Djalali, C; Dodge, GE; Donnelly, J; Doughty, D; Dragovitsch, P; Dugger, M; Dytman, S; Dzyubak, OP; Egiyan, H; Egiyan, KS; El Fassi, L; Elouadrhiri, L; Empl, A; Eugenio, P; Fatemi, R; Fedotov, G; Feldman, G; Feuerbach, RJ; Forest, TA; Funsten, H; Garçon, M; Gavalian, G; Gilfoyle, GP; Giovanetti, KL; Girod, FX; Goetz, JT; Gonenc, A; Gothe, RW; Griffioen, KA; Guidal, M; Guillo, M; Guler, N; Guo, L; Gyurjyan, V; Hadjidakis, C; Hafidi, K; Hakobyan, H; Hakobyan, RS; Hardie, J; Heddle, D; Hersman, FW

Published Date

  • March 21, 2007

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Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 3

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.75.035205

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  • Scopus