Electroproduction of kaons and light hypernuclei

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Kaon electroproduction on hydrogen, deuterium and helium targets has been measured at a beam energy of 3.245 GeV and four-momentum transfer, Q2, ranging from 0.34 to 0.5 GeV2. Associated hyperon production off a nucleon in the deuteron exhibits a quasifree production mechanism. Excess yield close to the respective thresholds for Λ and Σ production is observed. This can be accounted for by final-state interaction between the electroproduced hyperon and the spectator nucleon. The effects predicted from three different hyperon-nucleon potentials are compared to the data. The measurement on the helium targets is the first ever performed. Very preliminary results are presented.

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Cited Authors

  • Reinhold, J; Abbott, D; Ahmidouch, A; Ambrozewicz, P; Armstrong, CS; Arrington, J; Asaturyan, R; Assamagan, K; Avery, S; Bailey, K; Baker, OK; Beedoe, S; Bitao, H; Boeglin, W; Breuer, H; Brown, DS; Carlini, R; Cha, J; Chant, N; Christy, E; Cochran, A; Cole, L; Collins, G; Cothran, C; Crowder, J; Cummings, WJ; Danagoulian, S; Dohrmann, F; Duncan, F; Dunne, J; Dutta, D; Eden, T; Elaasar, M; Ent, R; Ewell, L; Fenker, H; Fortune, HT; Fujii, Y; Gan, L; Gao, H; Garrow, K; Geesaman, DF; Gueye, P; Gustafsson, K; Hafidi, K; Hansen, JO; Hinton, W; Jackson, HE; Juengst, H; Keppel, C; Klein, A; Koltenuk, D; Liang, Y; Liu, JH; Lung, A; Mack, D; Madey, R; Markowitz, P; Martoff, CJ; Meekins, D; Mitchell, J; Miyoshi, T; Mkrtchyan, H; Mohring, R; Mtingwa, SK; Mueller, B; O'Neill, TG; Niculescu, G; Niculescu, I; Potterveld, D; Price, JW; Raue, BA; Reimer, PE; Roche, J; Roos, P; Sarsour, M; Sato, Y; Savage, G; Sawafta, R; Schiffer, JP; Segel, RE; Semenov, A; Stepanyan, S; Tadevosian, V; Tajima, S; Tang, L; Terburg, B; Uzzle, A; Wood, S; Yamaguchi, H; Yan, C; Yuan, L; Zeidman, B; Zeier, M; Zihlmann, B

Published Date

  • March 12, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 684 / 1-4

Start / End Page

  • 470 - 474

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0375-9474(01)00509-7

Citation Source

  • Scopus