Separated structure functions for the exclusive electroproduction of K+Λ and K+Σ0 final states

P. Ambrozewicz*, D. S. Carman, R. J. Feuerbach, M. D. Mestayer, B. A. Raue, R. A. Schumacher, A. Tkabladze, M. J. Amarian, M. Anghinolfi, B. Asavapibhop, G. Asryan, H. Avakian, H. Bagdasaryan, N. Baillie, J. P. Ball, N. A. Baltzell, S. Barrow, V. Batourine, M. Battaglieri, K. BeardI. Bedlinskiy, M. Bektasoglu, M. Bellis, N. Benmouna, B. L. Berman, N. Bianchi, A. S. Biselli, B. E. Bonner, S. Bouchigny, S. Boiarinov, R. Bradford, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, W. K. Brooks, S. Bültmann, V. D. Burkert, C. Butuceanu, J. R. Calarco, S. L. Careccia, C. Cetina, S. Chen, P. L. Cole, P. Collins, P. Coltharp, D. Cords, P. Corvisiero, D. Crabb, V. Crede, J. P. Cummings, N. Dashyan, R. De Masi, R. De Vita, E. De Sanctis, P. V. Degtyarenko, L. Dennis, A. Deur, K. S. Dhuga, R. Dickson, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, J. Donnelly, D. Doughty, P. Dragovitsch, M. Dugger, S. Dytman, O. P. Dzyubak, H. Egiyan, K. S. Egiyan, L. El Fassi, L. Elouadrhiri, A. Empl, P. Eugenio, L. Farhi, R. Fatemi, G. Fedotov, G. Feldman, T. A. Forest, V. Frolov, H. Funsten, M. Garçon, G. Gavalian, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, P. Girard, F. X. Girod, J. T. Goetz, A. Gonenc, R. W. Gothe, K. A. Griffioen, M. Guidal, M. Guillo, N. Guler, L. Guo, V. Gyurjyan, K. Hafidi, H. Hakobyan, J. Hardie, D. Heddle, F. W. Hersman, K. Hicks, I. Hleiqawi, M. Holtrop, J. Hu, C. E. Hyde-Wright, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, B. S. Ishkhanov, E. L. Isupov, M. M. Ito, D. Jenkins, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, H. G. Juengst, N. Kalantarians, J. D. Kellie, M. Khandaker, K. Y. Kim, K. Kim, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, M. Klusman, M. Kossov, L. H. Kramer, V. Kubarovsky, J. Kuhn, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, J. Lachniet, J. M. Laget, J. Langheinrich, D. Lawrence, K. Livingston, H. Y. Lu, K. Lukashin, M. MacCormick, J. J. Manak, N. Markov, S. McAleer, B. McKinnon, J. W C McNabb, B. A. Mecking, C. A. Meyer, T. Mibe, K. Mikhailov, R. Minehart, M. Mirazita, R. Miskimen, V. Mokeev, K. Moriya, S. A. Morrow, M. Moteabbed, V. Muccifora, J. Mueller, G. S. Mutchler, P. Nadel-Turonski, J. Napolitano, R. Nasseripour, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, B. B. Niczyporuk, M. R. Niroula, R. A. Niyazov, M. Nozar, G. V. O'Rielly, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, K. Park, E. Pasyuk, C. Paterson, S. A. Philips, J. Pierce, N. Pivnyuk, D. Pocanic, O. Pogorelko, E. Polli, S. Pozdniakov, B. M. Preedom, J. W. Price, Y. Prok, D. Protopopescu, L. M. Qin, G. Riccardi, G. Ricco, M. Ripani, B. G. Ritchie, F. Ronchetti, G. Rosner, P. Rossi, D. Rowntree, P. D. Rubin, F. Sabatié, J. Salamanca, C. Salgado, J. P. Santoro, V. Sapunenko, D. Sayre, V. S. Serov, A. Shafi, Y. G. Sharabian, N. V. Shvedunov, S. Simionatto, A. V. Skabelin, E. S. Smith, L. C. Smith, D. I. Sober, D. Sokhan, A. Stavinsky, S. S. Stepanyan, S. Stepanyan, B. E. Stokes, P. Stoler, I. I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, M. Taiuti, S. Taylor, D. J. Tedeschi, R. Thompson, S. Tkachenko, C. Tur, M. Ungaro, M. F. Vineyard, A. V. Vlassov, K. Wang, D. P. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, D. P. Weygand, M. Williams, E. Wolin, M. H. Wood, A. Yegneswaran, J. Yun, L. Zana, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, Z. W. Zhao

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We report measurements of the exclusive electroproduction of K+Λ and K+Σ0 final states from a proton target using the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) large-acceptance spectrometer (CLAS) detector at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. The separated structure functions σT,σL,σTT, and σLT were extracted from the Φ- and ε-dependent differential cross sections taken with electron beam energies of 2.567, 4.056, and 4.247 GeV. This analysis represents the first σL/σT separation with the CLAS detector, and the first measurement of the kaon electroproduction structure functions away from parallel kinematics. The data span a broad range of momentum transfers from 0.5≤Q2≤2.8GeV2 and invariant energy from 1.6≤W≤2.4 GeV, while spanning nearly the full center-of-mass angular range of the kaon. The separated structure functions reveal clear differences between the production dynamics for the Λ and Σ0 hyperons. These results provide an unprecedented data sample with which to constrain current and future models for the associated production of strangeness, which will allow for a better understanding of the underlying resonant and nonresonant contributions to hyperon production.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045203
JournalPhysical Review C
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2007

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