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)

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 Clark, Ms Louise and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Montgomery, Dr Rachel and Protopopescu, Dr Dan and Ireland, Professor David and MacGregor, Professor I and Rosner, Professor Guenther
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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