Search for the Θ+ pentaquark in the γd→ΛnK+ reaction measured with the CLAS spectrometer

S. Niccolai, M. Mirazita, P. Rossi, N. A. Baltzell, D. S. Carman, K. Hicks, B. McKinnon, T. Mibe, S. Stepanyan, D. J. Tedeschi, G. Adams, P. Ambrozewicz, S. Anefalos Pereira, M. Anghinolfi, G. Asryan, H. Avakian, H. Bagdasaryan, N. Baillie, J. P. Ball, V. BatourineM. Battaglieri, I. Bedlinskiy, M. Bektasoglu, M. Bellis, N. Benmouna, B. L. Berman, A. S. Biselli, S. Boiarinov, S. Bouchigny, R. Bradford, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, W. K. Brooks, S. Bültmann, V. D. Burkert, C. Butuceanu, J. R. Calarco, S. L. Careccia, B. Carnahan, S. Chen, P. L. Cole, P. Collins, P. Coltharp, D. Crabb, H. Crannell, V. Crede, J. P. Cummings, N. Dashyan, P. V. Degtyarenko, R. de Masi, A. Deppman, E. de Sanctis, A. Deur, R. DeVita, K. V. Dharmawardane, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, J. Donnelly, D. Doughty, Michael Dugger, O. P. Dzyubak, H. Egiyan, K. S. Egiyan, L. El Fassi, L. Elouadrhiri, P. Eugenio, G. Fedotov, G. Feldman, H. Funsten, M. Garçon, G. Gavalian, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, F. X. Girod, J. T. Goetz, A. Gonenc, C. I O Gordon, R. W. Gothe, K. A. Griffioen, M. Guidal, N. Guler, L. Guo, V. Gyurjyan, C. Hadjidakis, K. Hafidi, H. Hakobyan, R. S. Hakobyan, J. Hardie, F. W. Hersman, I. Hleiqawi, M. Holtrop, 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, J. D. Kellie, M. Khandaker, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, A. V. Klimenko, M. Kossov, L. H. Kramer, V. Kubarovsky, J. Kuhn, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, J. Lachniet, J. Langheinrich, D. Lawrence, T. Lee, J. Li, K. Livingston, H. Lu, M. MacCormick, N. Markov, B. A. Mecking, J. Mellor, J. J. Melone, M. D. Mestayer, C. A. Meyer, K. Mikhailov, R. Minehart, R. Miskimen, V. Mokeev, L. Morand, S. A. Morrow, M. Moteabbed, G. S. Mutchler, P. Nadel-Turonski, J. Napolitano, R. Nasseripour, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, B. B. Niczyporuk, M. R. Niroula, R. A. Niyazov, M. Nozar, J. de Oliveira Echeimberg, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, K. Park, E. Pasyuk, C. Paterson, J. Pierce, N. Pivnyuk, D. Pocanic, O. Pogorelko, S. Pozdniakov, B. M. Preedom, J. W. Price, Y. Prok, D. Protopopescu, B. A. Raue, G. Riccardi, G. Ricco, M. Ripani, Barry Ritchie, F. Ronchetti, G. Rosner, F. Sabatié, C. Salgado, J. P. Santoro, V. Sapunenko, R. A. Schumacher, V. S. Serov, Y. G. Sharabian, N. V. Shvedunov, E. S. Smith, L. C. Smith, D. I. Sober, A. Stavinsky, S. S. Stepanyan, B. E. Stokes, P. Stoler, I. I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, M. Taiuti, U. Thoma, A. Tkabladze, S. Tkachenko, L. Todor, C. Tur, M. Ungaro, M. F. Vineyard, A. V. Vlassov, D. P. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, D. P. Weygand, M. Williams, E. Wolin, M. H. Wood, A. Yegneswaran, L. Zana, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, Z. Zhao

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Abstract

For the first time, the reaction γd→ΛnK+ has been analyzed in order to search for the exotic pentaquark baryon Θ+(1540). The data were taken at Jefferson Laboratory, using the Hall-B tagged-photon beam of energy between 0.8 and 3.6 GeV and the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). No statistically significant structures were observed in the nK+ invariant-mass distribution. The upper limit on the γd→ΛΘ+ integrated cross section has been calculated and found to be between 5 and 25 nb, depending on the production model assumed. The upper limit on the differential cross section is also reported.

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Article number032001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume97
Issue number3
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Niccolai, S., Mirazita, M., Rossi, P., Baltzell, N. A., Carman, D. S., Hicks, K., ... Zhao, Z. (2006). Search for the Θ+ pentaquark in the γd→ΛnK+ reaction measured with the CLAS spectrometer. Physical Review Letters, 97(3), [032001]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.032001

Search for the Θ+ pentaquark in the γd→ΛnK+ reaction measured with the CLAS spectrometer. / Niccolai, S.; Mirazita, M.; Rossi, P.; Baltzell, N. A.; Carman, D. S.; Hicks, K.; McKinnon, B.; Mibe, T.; Stepanyan, S.; Tedeschi, D. J.; Adams, G.; Ambrozewicz, P.; Anefalos Pereira, S.; Anghinolfi, M.; Asryan, G.; Avakian, H.; Bagdasaryan, H.; Baillie, N.; Ball, J. P.; Batourine, V.; Battaglieri, M.; Bedlinskiy, I.; Bektasoglu, M.; Bellis, M.; Benmouna, N.; Berman, B. L.; Biselli, A. S.; Boiarinov, S.; Bouchigny, S.; Bradford, R.; Branford, D.; Briscoe, W. J.; Brooks, W. K.; Bültmann, S.; Burkert, V. D.; Butuceanu, C.; Calarco, J. R.; Careccia, S. L.; Carnahan, B.; Chen, S.; Cole, P. L.; Collins, P.; Coltharp, P.; Crabb, D.; Crannell, H.; Crede, V.; Cummings, J. P.; Dashyan, N.; Degtyarenko, P. V.; de Masi, R.; Deppman, A.; de Sanctis, E.; Deur, A.; DeVita, R.; Dharmawardane, K. V.; Djalali, C.; Dodge, G. E.; Donnelly, J.; Doughty, D.; Dugger, Michael; Dzyubak, O. P.; Egiyan, H.; Egiyan, K. S.; El Fassi, L.; Elouadrhiri, L.; Eugenio, P.; Fedotov, G.; Feldman, G.; Funsten, H.; Garçon, M.; Gavalian, G.; Gilfoyle, G. P.; Giovanetti, K. L.; Girod, F. X.; Goetz, J. T.; Gonenc, A.; Gordon, C. I O; Gothe, R. W.; Griffioen, K. A.; Guidal, M.; Guler, N.; Guo, L.; Gyurjyan, V.; Hadjidakis, C.; Hafidi, K.; Hakobyan, H.; Hakobyan, R. S.; Hardie, J.; Hersman, F. W.; Hleiqawi, I.; Holtrop, M.; Hyde-Wright, C. E.; Ilieva, Y.; Ireland, D. G.; Ishkhanov, B. S.; Isupov, E. L.; Ito, M. M.; Jenkins, D.; Jo, H. S.; Joo, K.; Juengst, H. G.; Kellie, J. D.; Khandaker, M.; Kim, W.; Klein, A.; Klein, F. J.; Klimenko, A. V.; Kossov, M.; Kramer, L. H.; Kubarovsky, V.; Kuhn, J.; Kuhn, S. E.; Kuleshov, S. V.; Lachniet, J.; Langheinrich, J.; Lawrence, D.; Lee, T.; Li, J.; Livingston, K.; Lu, H.; MacCormick, M.; Markov, N.; Mecking, B. A.; Mellor, J.; Melone, J. J.; Mestayer, M. D.; Meyer, C. A.; Mikhailov, K.; Minehart, R.; Miskimen, R.; Mokeev, V.; Morand, L.; Morrow, S. A.; Moteabbed, M.; Mutchler, G. S.; Nadel-Turonski, P.; Napolitano, J.; Nasseripour, R.; Niculescu, G.; Niculescu, I.; Niczyporuk, B. B.; Niroula, M. R.; Niyazov, R. A.; Nozar, M.; de Oliveira Echeimberg, J.; Osipenko, M.; Ostrovidov, A. I.; Park, K.; Pasyuk, E.; Paterson, C.; Pierce, J.; Pivnyuk, N.; Pocanic, D.; Pogorelko, O.; Pozdniakov, S.; Preedom, B. M.; Price, J. W.; Prok, Y.; Protopopescu, D.; Raue, B. A.; Riccardi, G.; Ricco, G.; Ripani, M.; Ritchie, Barry; Ronchetti, F.; Rosner, G.; Sabatié, F.; Salgado, C.; Santoro, J. P.; Sapunenko, V.; Schumacher, R. A.; Serov, V. S.; Sharabian, Y. G.; Shvedunov, N. V.; Smith, E. S.; Smith, L. C.; Sober, D. I.; Stavinsky, A.; Stepanyan, S. S.; Stokes, B. E.; Stoler, P.; Strakovsky, I. I.; Strauch, S.; Taiuti, M.; Thoma, U.; Tkabladze, A.; Tkachenko, S.; Todor, L.; Tur, C.; Ungaro, M.; Vineyard, M. F.; Vlassov, A. V.; Watts, D. P.; Weinstein, L. B.; Weygand, D. P.; Williams, M.; Wolin, E.; Wood, M. H.; Yegneswaran, A.; Zana, L.; Zhang, J.; Zhao, B.; Zhao, Z.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 97, No. 3, 032001, 2006.

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Niccolai, S, Mirazita, M, Rossi, P, Baltzell, NA, Carman, DS, Hicks, K, McKinnon, B, Mibe, T, Stepanyan, S, Tedeschi, DJ, Adams, G, Ambrozewicz, P, Anefalos Pereira, S, Anghinolfi, M, Asryan, G, Avakian, H, Bagdasaryan, H, Baillie, N, Ball, JP, Batourine, V, Battaglieri, M, Bedlinskiy, I, Bektasoglu, M, Bellis, M, Benmouna, N, Berman, BL, Biselli, AS, Boiarinov, S, Bouchigny, S, Bradford, R, Branford, D, Briscoe, WJ, Brooks, WK, Bültmann, S, Burkert, VD, Butuceanu, C, Calarco, JR, Careccia, SL, Carnahan, B, Chen, S, Cole, PL, Collins, P, Coltharp, P, Crabb, D, Crannell, H, Crede, V, Cummings, JP, Dashyan, N, Degtyarenko, PV, de Masi, R, Deppman, A, de Sanctis, E, Deur, A, DeVita, R, Dharmawardane, KV, Djalali, C, Dodge, GE, Donnelly, J, Doughty, D, Dugger, M, Dzyubak, OP, Egiyan, H, Egiyan, KS, El Fassi, L, Elouadrhiri, L, Eugenio, P, Fedotov, G, Feldman, G, Funsten, H, Garçon, M, Gavalian, G, Gilfoyle, GP, Giovanetti, KL, Girod, FX, Goetz, JT, Gonenc, A, Gordon, CIO, Gothe, RW, Griffioen, KA, Guidal, M, Guler, N, Guo, L, Gyurjyan, V, Hadjidakis, C, Hafidi, K, Hakobyan, H, Hakobyan, RS, Hardie, J, Hersman, FW, Hleiqawi, I, Holtrop, M, Hyde-Wright, CE, Ilieva, Y, Ireland, DG, Ishkhanov, BS, Isupov, EL, Ito, MM, Jenkins, D, Jo, HS, Joo, K, Juengst, HG, Kellie, JD, Khandaker, M, Kim, W, Klein, A, Klein, FJ, Klimenko, AV, Kossov, M, Kramer, LH, Kubarovsky, V, Kuhn, J, Kuhn, SE, Kuleshov, SV, Lachniet, J, Langheinrich, J, Lawrence, D, Lee, T, Li, J, Livingston, K, Lu, H, MacCormick, M, Markov, N, Mecking, BA, Mellor, J, Melone, JJ, Mestayer, MD, Meyer, CA, Mikhailov, K, Minehart, R, Miskimen, R, Mokeev, V, Morand, L, Morrow, SA, Moteabbed, M, Mutchler, GS, Nadel-Turonski, P, Napolitano, J, Nasseripour, R, Niculescu, G, Niculescu, I, Niczyporuk, BB, Niroula, MR, Niyazov, RA, Nozar, M, de Oliveira Echeimberg, J, Osipenko, M, Ostrovidov, AI, Park, K, Pasyuk, E, Paterson, C, Pierce, J, Pivnyuk, N, Pocanic, D, Pogorelko, O, Pozdniakov, S, Preedom, BM, Price, JW, Prok, Y, Protopopescu, D, Raue, BA, Riccardi, G, Ricco, G, Ripani, M, Ritchie, B, Ronchetti, F, Rosner, G, Sabatié, F, Salgado, C, Santoro, JP, Sapunenko, V, Schumacher, RA, Serov, VS, Sharabian, YG, Shvedunov, NV, Smith, ES, Smith, LC, Sober, DI, Stavinsky, A, Stepanyan, SS, Stokes, BE, Stoler, P, Strakovsky, II, Strauch, S, Taiuti, M, Thoma, U, Tkabladze, A, Tkachenko, S, Todor, L, Tur, C, Ungaro, M, Vineyard, MF, Vlassov, AV, Watts, DP, Weinstein, LB, Weygand, DP, Williams, M, Wolin, E, Wood, MH, Yegneswaran, A, Zana, L, Zhang, J, Zhao, B & Zhao, Z 2006, 'Search for the Θ+ pentaquark in the γd→ΛnK+ reaction measured with the CLAS spectrometer', Physical Review Letters, vol. 97, no. 3, 032001. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.032001
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AU - Niccolai, S.

AU - Mirazita, M.

AU - Rossi, P.

AU - Baltzell, N. A.

AU - Carman, D. S.

AU - Hicks, K.

AU - McKinnon, B.

AU - Mibe, T.

AU - Stepanyan, S.

AU - Tedeschi, D. J.

AU - Adams, G.

AU - Ambrozewicz, P.

AU - Anefalos Pereira, S.

AU - Anghinolfi, M.

AU - Asryan, G.

AU - Avakian, H.

AU - Bagdasaryan, H.

AU - Baillie, N.

AU - Ball, J. P.

AU - Batourine, V.

AU - Battaglieri, M.

AU - Bedlinskiy, I.

AU - Bektasoglu, M.

AU - Bellis, M.

AU - Benmouna, N.

AU - Berman, B. L.

AU - Biselli, A. S.

AU - Boiarinov, S.

AU - Bouchigny, S.

AU - Bradford, R.

AU - Branford, D.

AU - Briscoe, W. J.

AU - Brooks, W. K.

AU - Bültmann, S.

AU - Burkert, V. D.

AU - Butuceanu, C.

AU - Calarco, J. R.

AU - Careccia, S. L.

AU - Carnahan, B.

AU - Chen, S.

AU - Cole, P. L.

AU - Collins, P.

AU - Coltharp, P.

AU - Crabb, D.

AU - Crannell, H.

AU - Crede, V.

AU - Cummings, J. P.

AU - Dashyan, N.

AU - Degtyarenko, P. V.

AU - de Masi, R.

AU - Deppman, A.

AU - de Sanctis, E.

AU - Deur, A.

AU - DeVita, R.

AU - Dharmawardane, K. V.

AU - Djalali, C.

AU - Dodge, G. E.

AU - Donnelly, J.

AU - Doughty, D.

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PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - For the first time, the reaction γd→ΛnK+ has been analyzed in order to search for the exotic pentaquark baryon Θ+(1540). The data were taken at Jefferson Laboratory, using the Hall-B tagged-photon beam of energy between 0.8 and 3.6 GeV and the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). No statistically significant structures were observed in the nK+ invariant-mass distribution. The upper limit on the γd→ΛΘ+ integrated cross section has been calculated and found to be between 5 and 25 nb, depending on the production model assumed. The upper limit on the differential cross section is also reported.

AB - For the first time, the reaction γd→ΛnK+ has been analyzed in order to search for the exotic pentaquark baryon Θ+(1540). The data were taken at Jefferson Laboratory, using the Hall-B tagged-photon beam of energy between 0.8 and 3.6 GeV and the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). No statistically significant structures were observed in the nK+ invariant-mass distribution. The upper limit on the γd→ΛΘ+ integrated cross section has been calculated and found to be between 5 and 25 nb, depending on the production model assumed. The upper limit on the differential cross section is also reported.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.032001

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.032001

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:33746095408

VL - 97

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 3

M1 - 032001

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