Photoproduction of the f1 (1285) meson

Dickson, R. et al. (2016) Photoproduction of the f1 (1285) meson. Physical Review C, 93(6), 065202. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.065202)

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Abstract

The f1(1285) meson with mass 1281.0±0.8 MeV/c2 and width 18.4±1.4 MeV (full width at half maximum) was measured for the first time in photoproduction from a proton target using CLAS at Jefferson Lab. Differential cross sections were obtained via the ηπ+π−,K+K¯¯¯0π−, and K−K0π+ decay channels from threshold up to a center-of-mass energy of 2.8 GeV. The mass, width, and an amplitude analysis of the ηπ+π− final-state Dalitz distribution are consistent with the axial-vector JP=1+ f1(1285) identity, rather than the pseudoscalar 0− η(1295). The production mechanism is more consistent with s-channel decay of a high-mass N∗ state and not with t-channel meson exchange. Decays to ηππ go dominantly via the intermediate a±0(980)π∓ states, with the branching ratio Γ[a0π(noK¯¯¯K)]/Γ[ηππ(all)]=0.74±0.09. The branching ratios Γ(KK¯¯¯π)/Γ(ηππ)=0.216±0.033 and Γ(γρ0)/Γ(ηππ)=0.047±0.018 were also obtained. The first is in agreement with previous data for the f1(1285), while the latter is lower than the world average

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sokhan, Dr Daria and MacGregor, Professor I and Murdoch, Mr Gavin and McKinnon, Dr Bryan and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Ireland, Professor David and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Dickson, R., Schumacher, R. A., Adhikari, K. P., Akbar, Z., Amaryan, M. J., Anefalos Pereira, S., Badui, R. A., Ball, J., Battaglieri, M., Batourine, V., Bedlinskiy, I., Biselli, A., Boiarinov, S., Briscoe, W. J., Burkert, V. D., Cao, T., Carman, D. S., Celentano, A., Chandavar, S., Charles, G., Chetry, T., Ciullo, G., Colaneri, L., Cole, P. L., Compton, N., Contalbrigo, M., Cortes, O., Crede, V., D'Angelo, A., Dashyan, N., De Vita, R., De Sanctis, E., Deur, A., Djalali, C., Dugger, M., Dupre, R., El Alaoui, A., El Fassi, L., Eugenio, P., Fanchini, E., Fedotov, G., Filippi, A., Fleming, J. A., Gevorgyan, N., Ghandilyan, Y., Gilfoyle, G. P., Giovanetti, K. L., Girod, F. X., Gothe, R. W., Griffioen, K. A., Guo, L., Hafidi, K., Hakobyan, H., Hanretty, C., Harrison, N., Hattawy, M., Holtrop, M., Hicks, K., Hughes, S. M., Ilieva, Y., Ireland, D.G., Ishkhanov, B. S., Isupov, E. L., Jiang, H., Jo, H. S., Joosten, S., Keller, D., Khachatryan, G., Khandaker, M., Kim, A., Kim, W., Klein, F. J., Kubarovsky, V., Kuleshov, S. V., Lanza, L., Lenisa, P., Livingston, K., Lu, H. Y., MacGregor, I.J.D., Mattione, P., McKinnon, B., Meyer, C. A., Mirazita, M., Markov, N., Mokeev, V., Moriya, K., Munevar, E., Murdoch, G., Nadel-Turonski, P., Net, L. A., Ni, A., Osipenko, M., Ostrovidov, A. I., Park, K., Pasyuk, E., Phelps, W., Pisano, S., Pogorelko, O., Price, J. W., Prok, Y., Puckett, A. J. R., Raue, B. A., Ripani, M., Rizzo, A., Rosner, G., Roy, P., Salgado, C., Seder, E., Sharabian, Y. G., Skorodumina, I., Smith, E. S., Smith, G. D., Sober, D., Sokhan, D., Sparveris, N., Stepanyan, S., Strakovsky, I. I., Stankovic, I., Strauch, S., Sytnik, V., Taiuti, M., Ungaro, M., Voskanyan, H., Voutier, E., Walford, N. K., Watts, D. P., Weygand, D., Wood, M. H., Zachariou, N., Zana, L., Zhang, J., and Zonta, I.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Nuclear Physics
Journal Name:Physical Review C
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0556-2813
ISSN (Online):1089-490X
Published Online:09 June 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review C 93(6):065202
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570711Nuclear Physics GroupDavid IrelandScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/J000175/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY