Evidence for a narrow |S|=1 baryon state at a mass of 1528 MeV in quasi-real photoproduction

Airapetian, A. et al. (2004) Evidence for a narrow |S|=1 baryon state at a mass of 1528 MeV in quasi-real photoproduction. Physics Letters B, 585(3-4), pp. 213-222. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2004.01.079)

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Abstract

Evidence for a narrow baryon state is found in quasi-real photoproduction on a deuterium target through the decay channel pK(S)(0) → ppi(+)pi(-). A peak is observed in the pK(S)(0) invariant mass spectrum at 1528 +/- 2.6(stat) +/- 2.1(syst) MeV. Depending on the background model, the naive statistical significance of the peak is 4-6 standard deviations and its width may be somewhat larger than the experimental resolution of sigma = 4.3-6.2 MeV. This state may be interpreted as the predicted S = +1 exotic Theta(+)(uudd (s) over bar) pentaquark baryon. No signal for an hypothetical Theta(++) baryon was observed in the pK(+) invariant mass distribution. The absence of such a signal indicates that an isotensor Theta is excluded and an isovector Theta is unlikely.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Shearer, Dr Craig and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Airapetian, A., Akopov, N., Akopov, Z., Amarian, M., Ammosov, V.V., Andrus, A., Aschenauer, E.C., Augustyniak, W., Avakian, R., Avetissian, A., Avetissian, E., Bailey, P., Balin, D., Baturin, V., Beckmann, M., Belostotski, S., Bernreuther, S., Bianchi, N., Blok, H.P., Bottcher, H., Borissov, A., Borysenko, A., Bouwhuis, M., Brack, J., Brull, A., Bryzgalov, V., Capitani, G.P., Chen, T., Chen, X., Chiang, H.C., Ciullo, G., Contalbrigo, M., Dalpiaz, P.F., Deconinck, W., De Leo, R., De Nardo, L., De Sanctis, E., Devitsin, E., Di Nezza, P., Duren, M., Ehrenfried, M., Elalaoui-Moulay, A., Elbakian, G., Ellinghaus, F., Elschenbroich, U., Ely, J., Fabbri, R., Fantoni, A., Fechtchenko, A., Felawka, L., Fox, B., Frullani, S., Gapienko, G., Gapienko, V., Garibaldi, Y., Garrow, K., Garutti, E., Gaskell, D., Gavrilov, G., Gharibyan, V., Graw, G., Grebeniouk, O., Greeniaus, L.G., Gregor, I.M., Hafidi, K., Hartig, M., Hasch, D., Heesbeen, D., Henoch, M., Hertenberger, R., Hesselink, W.H.A., Hillenbrand, A., Hoek, M., Holler, Y., Hommez, B., Iarygin, G., Ivanilov, A., Izotov, A., Jackson, H.E., Jgoun, A., Kaiser, R., Kinney, E., Kisselev, A., Kopytin, M., Korotkov, V., Kozlov, V., Krauss, B., Krivokhijine, V.G., Lagamba, L., Lapikas, L., Laziev, A., Lenisa, P., Liebing, P., Linden-Levy, L.A., Lipka, K., Lorenzon, W., Lu, H., Lu, J., Lu, S., Lu, X., Ma, B.Q., Maiheu, B., Makins, N.C.R., Mao, Y., Marianski, B., Marukyan, H., Masoli, F., Mexner, V., Meyners, N., Mikloukho, O., Miller, C.A., Miyachi, Y., Muccifora, V., Nagaitsev, A., Nappi, E., Naryshkin, Y., Nass, A., Negodaev, M., Nowak, W.D., Oganessyan, K., Ohsuga, H., Pickert, N., Potashov, S., Potterveld, D.H., Raithel, M., Reggiani, D., Reimer, P.E., Reischl, A., Reolon, A.R., Riedl, C., Rith, K., Rosner, G., Rostomyan, A., Rubacek, L., Rubin, J., Ryckbosch, D., Salomatin, Y., Sanjiev, I., Savin, I., Schafer, A., Schill, C., Schnell, G., Schuler, K.P., Seele, J., Seidl, R., Seitz, B., Shanidze, R., Shearer, C., Shibata, T.A., Shutov, V., Simani, M.C., Sinram, K., Stancari, M., Statera, M., Steffens, E., Steijger, J.J.M., Stenzel, H., Stewart, J., Stinzing, F., Stosslein, U., Tait, P., Tanaka, H., Taroian, S., Tchuiko, B., Terklov, A., Tkabladze, A., Trzcinski, A., Tytgat, M., Vandenbroucke, A., van der Nat, P., van der Steenhoven, G., Vetterli, M.C., Vikhrov, V., Vincter, M.G., Vogel, C., Vogt, M., Volmer, J., Weiskopf, C., Wendland, J., Wilbert, J., Smit, G.Y., Ye, Y., Ye, Z., Yen, Z., Yu, W., Zihlmann, B., Zohrabian, H., and Zupranski, P.
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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