Measurement of the differential and total cross sections of the γd→K0Λ(p) reaction within the resonance region

N. Compton, C. E. Taylor, K. Hicks, P. Cole, N. Zachariou, Y. Ilieva, P. Nadel-Turonski, E. Klempt, V. A. Nikonov, A. V. Sarantsev, K. P. Adhikari, S. Adhikari, Z. Akbar, S. Anefalos Pereira, H. Avakian, N. A. Baltzell, M. Battaglieri, V. Batourine, I. Bedlinskiy, A. S. BiselliW. J. Briscoe, W. K. Brooks, V. D. Burkert, M. Camp, Frank Thanh Cao, T. Cao, D. S. Carman, A. Celentano, G. Charles, T. Chetry, G. Ciullo, L. Clark, P. L. Cole, M. Contalbrigo, O. Cortes, V. Crede, A. D'Angelo, N. Dashyan, R. De Vita, E. De Sanctis, A. Deur, C. Djalali, R. Dupre, H. Egiyan, A. El Alaoui, D. I. Glazier, S. M. Hughes, D. Sokhan, I. Stankovic, D. P. Watts, CLAS Collaboration

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We report the first measurement of differential and total cross sections for the γd→K0Λ(p) reaction, using data from the CLAS detector at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Data collected during two separate experimental runs were studied with photon-energy coverage 0.8–3.6 GeV and 0.5– 2.6 GeV, respectively. The two measurements are consistent giving confidence in the method and determination of systematic uncertainties. The cross sections are compared with predictions from the KAON-MAID theoretical model (without kaon exchange), which deviate from the data at higher W and at forward kaon angles. These data, along with previously published cross sections for K+Λ photoproduction, provide essential constraints on the nucleon resonance spectrum. A first partial wave analysis was performed that describes the data without the introduction of new resonances.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065201
Number of pages17
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017


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