Meson and hyperon production results from the DISTO spectrometer at SATURNE

P. Salabura, F. Balestra, Y. Bedfer, R. Bertini, L. C. Bland, F. Brochard, M. P. Bussa, V. Chalyshev, Seonho Choi, M. Dzemidzic, J. Cl Faivre, I. V. Falomkin, L. Fava, L. Ferrero, J. Foryciarz, V. Frolov, I. Fröhlich, R. Garfagnini, D. Gill, A. GrassoS. Heinz, V. V. Ivanov, W. W. Jacobs, W. Kühn, A. Maggiora, M. Maggiora, A. Manara, D. Panzieri, H. W. Pfaff, G. Piragino, G. B. Pontecorvo, A. Popov, J. Ritmann, F. Tosello, S. E. Vigdor, G. Zosi

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The production of η, η′, ω, φ, mesons, as well as λ and ∑ hyperons has been measured in proton-proton reactions with an incident beam momentum of 3.67 GeV/c with DISTO spectrometer at SATURNE. The first observation of the φ meson near the production threshold and the φ/ω cross sections ratio has been compared to predictions based on the OZI rule and on one-boson-exchange models. Measured inclusive cross section for K- mesons production is about a factor of 20 lower than for inlcusive K+ production at the same CM energy above threshold. This fact is in strong contrast to cross sections observed in sub-threshold heavy ion collisions. The production of η and η′ mesons has also been measured, in an effort to gain information on the η′-nucleon coupling. The normal spin transfer coefficient (DN N) has been determined for exclusive hyperon production with a polarized beam. A large negative coefficient has been observed, which is qualitatively consistent with expectations for a mechanism dominated by kaon-exchange and rescattering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2419-2429
Number of pages11
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number10-11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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    Salabura, P., Balestra, F., Bedfer, Y., Bertini, R., Bland, L. C., Brochard, F., Bussa, M. P., Chalyshev, V., Choi, S., Dzemidzic, M., Faivre, J. C., Falomkin, I. V., Fava, L., Ferrero, L., Foryciarz, J., Frolov, V., Fröhlich, I., Garfagnini, R., Gill, D., ... Zosi, G. (2000). Meson and hyperon production results from the DISTO spectrometer at SATURNE. Acta Physica Polonica B, 31(10-11), 2419-2429.