Measurement of the photon beam asymmetry in γ⃗p→K+Σ0 at Eγ = 8.5 GeV

Adhikari, S. et al. (2020) Measurement of the photon beam asymmetry in γ⃗p→K+Σ0 at Eγ = 8.5 GeV. Physical Review C, 101(6), 065206. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.101.065206)

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We report measurements of the photon beam asymmetry Σ for the reaction γ⃗p→K+Σ0 (1193) using the GlueX spectrometer in Hall D at Jefferson Lab. Data were collected by using a linearly polarized photon beam in the energy range of 8.2–8.8 GeV incident on a liquid hydrogen target. The beam asymmetry Σ was measured as a function of the Mandelstam variable t , and a single value of Σ was extracted for events produced in the u channel. These are the first exclusive measurements of the photon beam asymmetry Σ for the reaction in this energy range. For the t channel, the measured beam asymmetry is close to unity over the t range studied, − t = ( 0.1 – 1.4 ) ( GeV / c ) 2 , with an average value of Σ = 1.00 ± 0.05 . This agrees with theoretical models that describe the reaction via the natural-parity exchange of the K ∗ (892) Regge trajectory. A value of Σ = 0.41 ± 0.09 is obtained for the u channel integrated up to − u = 2.0 ( GeV / c ) 2 .

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ireland, Professor David and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Thiel, Dr Annika and Pauli, Dr Peter
Authors: Adhikari, S., Ali, A., Amaryan, M., Austregesilo, A., Barbosa, F., Barlow, J., Barriga, E., Barsotti, R., Beattie, T. D., Berdnikov, V. V., Black, T., Boeglin, W., Briscoe, W. J., Britton, T., Brooks, W. K., Cannon, B. E., Cao, N., Chudakov, E., Cole, S., Cortes, O., Crede, V., Dalton, M. M., Daniels, T., Deur, A., Dobbs, S., Dolgolenko, A., Dotel, R., Dugger, M., Dzhygadlo, R., Egiyan, H., Erbora, T., Ernst, A., Eugenio, P., Fanelli, C., Fegan, S., Foda, A. M., Foote, J., Frye, J., Furletov, S., Gan, L., Gasparian, A., Gleason, C., Goetzen, K., Goncalves, A., Goryachev, V. S., Guo, L., Hakobyan, H., Hamdi, A., Huber, G. M., Hurley, A., Ireland, D. G., Ito, M. M., Jarvis, N. S., Jones, R. T., Kakoyan, V., Kalicy, G., Kamel, M., Kourkoumelis, C., Kuleshov, S., Larin, I., Lawrence, D., Lersch, D. I., Li, H., Li, W., Liu, B., Livingston, K., Lolos, G. J., Lyubovitskij, V., Mack, D., Marukyan, H., Matveev, V., McCaughan, M., McCracken, M., McGinley, W., Meyer, C. A., Miskimen, R., Mitchell, R. E., Nerling, F., Ng, L., Ni, H., Ostrovidov, A. I., Papandreou, Z., Patsyuk, M., Paudel, C., Pauli, P., Pedroni, R., Pentchev, L., Peters, K. J., Phelps, W., Pooser, E., Qin, N., Reinhold, J., Ritchie, B. G., Robison, L., Romanov, D., Romero, C., Salgado, C., Schertz, A. M., Schumacher, R. A., Schwiening, J., Seth, K. K., Shen, X., Shepherd, M. R., Smith, E. S., Sober, D. I., Somov, A., Somov, S., Soto, O., Stevens, J. R., Strakovsky, I. I., Suresh, K., Tarasov, V. V., Taylor, S., Teymurazyan, A., Thiel, A., Vasileiadis, G., Whitlatch, T., Wickramaarachchi, N., Williams, M., Xiao, T., Yang, Y., Zarling, J., Zhang, Z., Zhou, Q., Zhou, X., and Zihlmann, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review C
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):2469-9993
Published Online:25 June 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review C 101(6): 065206
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