Measurements of gamma p -> K+ Lambda and gamma p -> K+ Sigma(0) cross-sections have been obtained with the photon tagging facility and the Crystal Ball calorimeter at MAMI-C. The measurement uses a novel K+ meson identification technique in which the weak decay products are characterized using the energy and timing characteristics of the energy deposit in the calorimeter, a method that has the potential to be applied at many other facilities. The fine center-of-mass energy (W) resolution and statistical accuracy of the new data results in a significant impact on partial wave analyses aiming to better establish the excitation spectrum of the nucleon. The new analyses disfavor a strong role for quark-diquark dynamics in the nucleon.(C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license.
- Baryon spectroscopy
- PHOTON ENERGIES