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, Michael 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, Barry 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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Abstract

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 (US)
Article number045203
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 9 2007

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    Ambrozewicz, P., Carman, D. S., Feuerbach, R. J., Mestayer, M. D., Raue, B. A., Schumacher, R. A., Tkabladze, A., Amarian, M. J., Anghinolfi, M., Asavapibhop, B., Asryan, G., Avakian, H., Bagdasaryan, H., Baillie, N., Ball, J. P., Baltzell, N. A., Barrow, S., Batourine, V., Battaglieri, M., ... Zhao, Z. W. (2007). Separated structure functions for the exclusive electroproduction of K+Λ and K+Σ0 final states. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 75(4), [045203]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.75.045203