Evidence for a narrow baryonic state decaying to K0s-p and K0s-pbar in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

Chekanov, S. et al. (2004) Evidence for a narrow baryonic state decaying to K0s-p and K0s-pbar in deep inelastic scattering at HERA. Physics Letters B, 591(1-2), pp. 7-22. (doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2004.04.024)

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Abstract

A resonance search has been made in the K(S)(0)p and K-S(0)(p) over bar invariant-mass spectrum measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 121 pb(-1). The search was performed in the central rapidity region of inclusive deep inelastic scattering at an ep centre-of-mass energy of 300-318 GeV for exchanged photon virtuality, Q(2), above 1 GeV2. Recent results from fixed-target experiments give evidence for a narrow baryon resonance decaying to K(+)n and K(S)(0)p, interpreted as a pentaquark. The results presented here support the existence of such state, with a mass of 1521.5 +/- 1.5(stat.)(-1.7)(+2.8)(syst.) MeV and a Gaussian width consistent with the experimental resolution of 2 MeV The signal is visible at high Q(2) and, for Q(2) gt 20 GeV2, contains 221 +/- 48 events. The probability of a similar signal anywhere in the range 1500-1560 MeV arising from fluctuations of the background is below 6 x 10(-5).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Skillicorn, Professor Ian and Ferrando, Dr James and Doyle, Professor Anthony and Saxon, Professor David and Bussey, Dr Peter
Authors: Chekanov, S., Derrick, M., Loizides, J.H., Magill, S., Miglioranzi, S., Musgrave, B., Repond, J., Yoshida, R., Mattingly, M.C.K., Pavel, N., Antonioli, P., Bari, G., Basile, M., Bellagamba, L., Boscherini, D., Bruni, A., Bruni, G., Romeo, G.C., Cifarelli, L., Cindolo, F., Contin, A., Corradi, M., De Pasquale, S., Giusti, P., Iacobucci, G., Margotti, A., Montanari, A., Nania, R., Palmonari, F., Pesci, A., Rinaldi, L., Sartorelli, G., Zichichi, A., Aghuzumtsyan, G., Bartsch, D., Brock, I., Goers, S., Hartmann, H., Hilger, E., Irrgang, P., Jakob, H.P., Kind, O., Meyer, U., Paul, E., Rautenberg, J., Renner, R., Stifutkin, A., Tandler, J., Voss, K.C., Wang, M., Bailey, D.S., Brook, N.H., Cole, J.E., Heath, G.P., Namsoo, T., Robins, S., Wing, M., Capua, M., Mastroberardino, A., Schioppa, M., Susinno, G., Kim, J.Y., Lim, I.T., Ma, K.J., Pac, M.Y., Helbich, M., Ning, Y., Ren, Z., Schmidke, W.B., Sciulli, F., Chwastowski, J., Eskreys, A., Figiel, J., Galas, A., Olkiewicz, K., Stopa, P., Zawiejski, L., Adamczyk, L., Bold, T., Grabowska-Bold, I., Kisielewska, D., Kowal, A.M., Kowal, M., Lukasik, J., Przybycien, M., Suszycki, L., Szuba, D., Szuba, J., Kotanski, A., Slominski, W., Adler, V., Behrens, U., Bloch, I., Borras, K., Chiochia, V., Dannheim, D., Drews, G., Fourletova, J., Fricke, U., Geiser, A., Gottlicher, P., Gutsche, O., Haas, T., Hain, W., Hillert, S., Horn, C., Kahle, B., Kotz, U., Kowalski, H., Kramberger, G., Labes, H., Lelas, D., Lim, H., Lohr, B., Mankel, R., Melzer-Pellmann, I.A., Nguyen, C.N., Notz, D., Nuncio-Quiroz, A.E., Polini, A., Raval, A., Rurua, L., Schneekloth, U., Stosslein, U., Wolf, G., Youngman, C., Zeuner, W., Schlenstedt, S., Barbagli, G., Gallo, E., Genta, C., Pelfer, R., Bamberger, A., Benen, A., Karstens, F., Dobur, D., Vlasov, N.N., Bell, M., Bussey, P.J., Doyle, A.T., Ferrando, J., Hamilton, J., Hanlon, S., Saxon, D.H., Skillicorn, I.O., Gialas, I., Carli, T., Gosau, T., Holm, U., Krumnack, N., Lohrmann, E., Milite, M., Salehi, H., Schleper, P., Schorner-Sadenius, T., Stonjek, S., Wichmann, K., Wick, K., Ziegler, A., Ziegler, A., Collins-Tooth, C., Foudas, C., Goncalo, R., Long, K.R., Tapper, A.D., Cloth, P., Filges, D., Kataoka, M., Nagano, K., Tokushuku, K., Yamada, S., Yamazaki, Y., Barakbaev, A.N., Boos, E.G., Pokrovskiy, N.S., Zhautykov, B.O., Son, D., Piotrzkowski, K., Barreiro, F., Glasman, C., Gonzalez, O., Labarga, L., del Peso, J., Tassi, E., Terron, J., Zambrana, M., Barbi, M., Corriveau, F., Gliga, S., Lainesse, J., Padhi, S., Stairs, D.G., Walsh, R., Tsurugai, T., Antonov, A., Danilov, P., Dolgoshein, B.A., Gladkov, D., Sosnovtsev, V., Suchkov, S., Dementiev, R.K., Ermolov, P.F., Katkov, I.I., Khein, L.A., Korzhavina, I.A., Kuzmin, V.A., Levchenko, B.B., Lukina, O.Y., Proskuryakov, A.S., Shcheglova, L.M., Zotkin, S.A., Abt, I., Buttner, C., Caldwell, A., Liu, X., Sutiak, J., Coppola, N., Grijpink, S., Koffeman, E., Kooijman, P., Maddox, E., Pellegrino, A., Schagen, S., Tiecke, H., Vazquez, M., Wiggers, L., de Wolf, E., Brummer, N., Bylsma, B., Durkin, L.S., Ling, T.Y., Cooper-Sarkar, A.M., Cottrell, A., Devenish, R.C.E., Foster, B., Grzelak, G., Gwenlan, C., Kohno, T., Patel, S., Straub, P.B., Walczak, R., Bertolin, A., Brugnera, R., Carlin, R., Dal Corso, F., Dusini, S., Garfagnini, A., Limentani, S., Longhin, A., Parenti, A., Posocco, M., Stanco, L., Turcato, M., Heaphy, E.A., and Metlica, E.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445

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