Precision measurement of charged pion and kaon differential cross sections in e+e- annihilation at √s=10.52 GeV

M. Leitgab, R. Seidl, M. Grosse Perdekamp, A. Vossen, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, D. M. Asner, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, B. Bhuyan, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, J. Brodzicka, T. E. Browder, V. Chekelian, A. Chen, P. Chen, B. G. CheonK. Chilikin, K. Cho, V. Chobanova, Y. Choi, D. Cinabro, J. Dalseno, Z. Drásal, D. Dutta, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, H. Farhat, J. E. Fast, V. Gaur, N. Gabyshev, R. Gillard, F. Giordano, Y. M. Goh, B. Golob, J. Haba, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, Y. B. Hsiung, H. J. Hyun, T. Iijima, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, W. W. Jacobs, T. Julius, J. H. Kang, P. Kapusta, E. Kato, T. Kawasaki, H. J. Kim, H. O. Kim, J. B. Kim, J. H. Kim, M. J. Kim, J. Klucar, B. R. Ko, P. Kodyš, R. T. Kouzes, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, R. Kumar, T. Kumita, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lange, S. H. Lee, Y. Li, Z. Q. Liu, D. Liventsev, D. Matvienko, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyata, R. Mizuk, A. Moll, N. Muramatsu, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, Z. Natkaniec, M. Nayak, E. Nedelkovska, C. Ng, N. K. Nisar, O. Nitoh, A. Ogawa, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, C. Oswald, P. Pakhlov, H. Park, H. K. Park, T. K. Pedlar, R. Pestotnik, M. Petrič, L. E. Piilonen, M. Röhrken, H. Sahoo, Y. Sakai, S. Sandilya, L. Santelj, T. Sanuki, Y. Sato, O. Schneider, G. Schnell, C. Schwanda, K. Senyo, O. Seon, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, C. P. Shen, T. A. Shibata, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, A. Sibidanov, F. Simon, P. Smerkol, Y. S. Sohn, A. Sokolov, E. Solovieva, M. Starič, M. Sumihama, T. Sumiyoshi, G. Tatishvili, Y. Teramoto, T. Tsuboyama, M. Uchida, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, Y. Usov, C. Van Hulse, G. Varner, V. Vorobyev, M. N. Wagner, C. H. Wang, J. Wang, M. Z. Wang, P. Wang, M. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, K. M. Williams, E. Won, Y. Yamashita, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov

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Abstract

Measurements of inclusive differential cross sections for charged pion and kaon production in e+e- annihilation have been carried out at a center-of-mass energy of √s=10.52 GeV. The measurements were performed with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- collider using a data sample containing 113×106 e+e -→qq̄ events, where q={u,d,s,c}. We present charge-integrated differential cross sections dσh±/dz for h±={π±,K±} as a function of the relative hadron energy z=2Eh/√s from 0.2 to 0.98. The combined statistical and systematic uncertainties for π± (K±) are 4% (4%) at z∼0.6 and 15% (24%) at z∼0.9. The cross sections are the first measurements of the z dependence of pion and kaon production for z>0.7 as well as the first precision cross section measurements at a center-of-mass energy far below the Z0 resonance used by the experiments at LEP and SLC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number062002
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume111
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 6

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    Leitgab, M., Seidl, R., Grosse Perdekamp, M., Vossen, A., Adachi, I., Aihara, H., Asner, D. M., Aulchenko, V., Aushev, T., Bakich, A. M., Bhuyan, B., Bondar, A., Bozek, A., Bračko, M., Brodzicka, J., Browder, T. E., Chekelian, V., Chen, A., Chen, P., ... Zhulanov, V. (2013). Precision measurement of charged pion and kaon differential cross sections in e+e- annihilation at √s=10.52 GeV. Physical review letters, 111(6), [062002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.062002