Cross sections and Rosenbluth separations in H-1(e, e ' K[superscript +])Lambda up to Q[superscript 2]=2.35 GeV[superscript 2]
Author(s)Zheng, Xinying Grace; Dutta, Debarchana; Fissum, K. G.; Gayou, Olivier; Sirca, S.; Zhu, L.; ... Show more Show less
Cross sections and Rosenbluth separations in H-1(e, e ' K+)Lambda up to Q(2)=2.35 GeV2
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The kaon electroproduction reaction 1H(e,e′K+)Lambda was studied as a function of the virtual-photon four-momentum, Q[superscript 2], total energy, W, and momentum transfer, t, for different values of the virtual-photon polarization parameter. Data were taken at electron beam energies ranging from 3.40 to 5.75 GeV. The center of mass cross section was determined for twenty-one kinematics corresponding to Q[superscript 2] of 1.90 and 2.35 GeV[superscript 2], and the longitudinal, sigmaL, and transverse, sigmaT, cross sections were separated using the Rosenbluth technique at fixed W and t. The separated cross sections reveal a flat energy dependence at forward kaon angles not satisfactorily described by existing electroproduction models. Influence of the kaon pole on the cross sections was investigated by adopting an off-shell form factor in the Regge model, which better describes the observed energy dependence of sigmaT and sigmaL.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physical Review C
American Physical Society
Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration et al. “Cross sections and Rosenbluth separations in H-1(e,e'K[superscript +])Lambda up to Q[superscript 2]=2.35 GeV[superscript 2].” Physical Review C 81.5 (2010): 052201. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
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