Spin transfer in exclusive Λ production from pp collisions at 3.67GeV/c

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We report the first polarization transfer measurements for exclusive hyperon production reactions. The normal spin transfer coefficient DNN for pp → pK+ Λ is large and negative for forward Λ production at a beam momentum of 3.67GeV/c, a result qualitatively consistent with expectations for a mechanism dominated by kaon exchange and rescattering. The sign of DNN is opposite to that observed in the fragmentation regime for inclusive Λ production at much higher energies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1534-1537
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1999

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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