Evidence for a spin-1 particle produced by two photons

H. Aihara, M. Alston-Garnjost, R. E. Avery, A. Barbaro-Galtieri, A. R. Barker, A. V. Barnes, B. A. Barnett, D. A. Bauer, H. U. Bengtsson, D. L. Bintinger, T. S. Bolognese, A. D. Bross, C. D. Buchanan, A. Buijs, D. O. Caldwell, A. R. Clark, G. D. Cowan, D. A. Crane, O. I. Dahl, K. A. DerbyJ. J. Eastman, P. H. Eberhard, T. K. Edberg, A. M. Eisner, R. Enomoto, F. C. Erné, T. Fujii, J. W. Gary, W. Gorn, J. M. Hauptman, W. Hofmann, J. E. Huth, J. Hylen, T. Kamae, H. S. Kaye, K. H. Kees, R. W. Kenney, L. T. Kerth, Winston Ko, R. I. Koda, R. R. Kofler, K. K. Kwong, R. L. Lander, W. G J Langeveld, J. G. Layter, F. L. Linde, C. S. Lindsey, S. C. Loken, A. Lu, X. Q. Lu, G. R. Lynch, R. J. Madaras, K. Maeshima, B. D. Magnuson, J. N. Marx, G. E. Masek, L. G. Mathis, J. A J Matthews, S. J. Maxfield, S. O. Melnikoff, E. S. Miller, W. Moses, R. R. McNeil, P. Nemethy, D. R. Nygren, P. J. Oddone, H. P. Paar, D. A. Park, Sung Keun Park, D. E. Pellett, M. Pripstein, M. T. Ronan, R. R. Ross, F. R. Rouse, K. A. Schwitkis, J. C. Sens, G. Shapiro, M. D. Shapiro, B. C. Shen, W. E. Slater, J. R. Smith, J. S. Steinman, M. L. Stevenson, D. H. Stork, M. G. Strauss, M. K. Sullivan, T. Takahashi, J. R. Thompson, N. Toge, S. Toutounchi, R. Van Tyen, B. Van Uitert, G. J. Vandalen, R. F. Van Daalen Wetters, W. Vernon, W. Wagner, E. M. Wang, Y. X. Wang, M. R. Wayne, W. A. Wenzel, J. T. White, M. C S Williams, Z. R. Wolf, H. Yamamoto, S. J. Yellin, C. Zeitlin, W. M. Zhang

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Abstract

Two-photon production of KS0K states has been studied by the TPC/Two-Gamma experiment at the SLAC storage ring PEP. A resonance of mass 1.42 GeV was seen when one of the photons was quite virtual but not when both photons were nearly real. Production of a spin-1 meson, which cannot be made by two real photons, would fit these observations. The Q2 dependence of the data in the resonance region agrees with this spin assignment and is incompatible with a spin-0 hypothesis. The mass and width of the resonance are similar to those of the E meson, which has been assigned JP=0- and JP=1+ by different experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2500-2503
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume57
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Aihara, H., Alston-Garnjost, M., Avery, R. E., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barker, A. R., Barnes, A. V., Barnett, B. A., Bauer, D. A., Bengtsson, H. U., Bintinger, D. L., Bolognese, T. S., Bross, A. D., Buchanan, C. D., Buijs, A., Caldwell, D. O., Clark, A. R., Cowan, G. D., Crane, D. A., Dahl, O. I., ... Zhang, W. M. (1986). Evidence for a spin-1 particle produced by two photons. Physical Review Letters, 57(20), 2500-2503. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.57.2500