Photoproduction of K+K− meson pairs on the proton

Lombardo, S. et al. (2018) Photoproduction of K+K− meson pairs on the proton. Physical Review D, 98(5), 052009. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.052009)

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Abstract

The exclusive reaction γp→pK+K− was studied in the photon energy range 3.0–3.8  GeV and momentum transfer range 0.6<−t<1.3  GeV2. Data were collected with the CLAS detector at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. In this kinematic range the integrated luminosity was approximately 20  pb−1. The reaction was isolated by detecting the K+ and the proton in CLAS, and reconstructing the K− via the missing-mass technique. Moments of the dikaon decay angular distributions were extracted from the experimental data. Besides the dominant contribution of the ϕ meson in the P wave, evidence for S−P interference was found. The differential production cross sections dσ/dt for individual waves in the mass range of the ϕ resonance were extracted and compared to predictions of a Regge-inspired model. This is the first time the t-dependent cross section of the S-wave contribution to the elastic K+K− photoproduction has been measured.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sokhan, Dr Daria and McKinnon, Dr Bryan and Ireland, Professor David and Clark, Ms Louise and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and Montgomery, Dr Rachel and Glazier, Dr Derek and Rosner, Professor Guenther and Protopopescu, Dr Dan
Authors: Lombardo, S., Battaglieri, M., Celentano, A., D’Angelo, A., De Vita, R., Filippi, A., Glazier, D. I., Hughes, S. M., Mathieu, V., Rizzo, A., Santopinto, E., Stankovic, I., Szczepaniak, A. P., Watts, D., Zana, L., Adhikari, S., Akbar, Z., Avakian, H., Ball, J., Baltzell, N. A., Barion, L., Bashkanov, M., Batourine, V., Bedlinskiy, I., Biselli, A. S., Boiarinov, S., Briscoe, W. J., Burkert, V. D., Cao, F., Carman, D. S., Chatagnon, P., Chetry, T., Ciullo, G., Clark, L., Clary, B. A., Cole, P. L., Contalbrigo, M., Crede, V., Dashyan, N., De Sanctis, E., Defurne, M., Deur, A., Diehl, S., Djalali, C., Dugger, M., Dupre, R., Egiyan, H., Ehrhart, M., El Alaoui, A., El Fassi, L., Eugenio, P., Fedotov, G., Gavalian, G., Ghandilyan, Y., Gilfoyle, G. P., Giovanetti, K. L., Girod, F. X., Golovatch, E., Gothe, R. W., Griffioen, K. A., Guidal, M., Guo, L., Hafidi, K., Hakobyan, H., Harrison, N., Hattawy, M., Heddle, D., Hicks, K., Holtrop, M., Ilieva, Y., Ireland, D.G., Ishkhanov, B. S., Isupov, E. L., Jenkins, D., Jo, H. S., Johnston, S., Joo, K., Kabir, M. L., Keller, D., Khachatryan, G., Khachatryan, M., Khandaker, M., Kim, A., Kim, W., Klein, A., Klein, F. J., Kubarovsky, V., Lanza, L., Lenisa, P., Livingston, K., MacGregor, I.J.D., Marchand, D., Markov, N., McKinnon, B., Mestayer, M. D., Meyer, C. A., Meziani, Z. E., Mirazita, M., Mokeev, V., Montgomery, R.A., Munoz Camacho, C., Nadel-Turonski, P., Niccolai, S., Niculescu, G., Osipenko, M., Ostrovidov, A. I., Paolone, M., Paremuzyan, R., Park, K., Pasyuk, E., Pogorelko, O., Price, J. W., Prok, Y., Protopopescu, D., Ripani, M., Riser, D., Ritchie, B. G., Rosner, G., Sabatié, F., Salgado, C., Schumacher, R. A., Sharabian, Y. G., Skorodumina, I., Smith, G. D., Sober, D. I., Sokhan, D., Sparveris, N., Strakovsky, I. I., Strauch, S., Taiuti, M., Tan, J. A., Ungaro, M., Voskanyan, H., Voutier, E., Wang, R., Wei, X., Wood, M. H., Zachariou, N., Zhang, J., and Zhao, Z. W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:2470-0010
ISSN (Online):2470-0029
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review D 98(5):052009
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