Search for the K-pp bound state via γd→K+π-X reaction at Eγ=1.5-2.4GeV

A. O. Tokiyasu, M. Niiyama, J. D. Parker, D. S. Ahn, J. K. Ahn, S. Ajimura, H. Akimune, Y. Asano, W. C. Chang, J. Y. Chen, S. Daté, H. Ejiri, H. Fujimura, M. Fujiwara, S. Fukui, S. Hasegawa, K. Hicks, K. Horie, T. Hotta, S. H. HwangK. Imai, T. Ishikawa, T. Iwata, Y. Kato, H. Kawai, K. Kino, H. Kohri, Y. Kon, N. Kumagai, D. L. Lin, Y. Maeda, S. Makino, T. Matsuda, T. Matsumura, N. Matsuoka, T. Mibe, M. Miyabe, M. Miyachi, N. Muramatsu, R. Murayama, T. Nakano, Y. Nakatsugawa, M. Nomachi, Y. Ohashi, H. Ohkuma, T. Ohta, T. Ooba, D. S. Oshuev, C. Rangacharyulu, S. Y. Ryu, A. Sakaguchi, T. Sawada, P. M. Shagin, Y. Shiino, H. Shimizu, E. A. Strokovsky, Y. Sugaya, M. Sumihama, J. L. Tang, Y. Toi, H. Toyokawa, T. Tsunemi, M. Uchida, M. Ungaro, A. Wakai, C. W. Wang, S. C. Wang, K. Yonehara, T. Yorita, M. Yoshimura, M. Yosoi, R. G.T. Zegers

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Abstract

A search for the K-pp bound state (the lightest kaonic nucleus) has been performed using the γd→K+π-X reaction at Eγ = 1.5-2.4 GeV at LEPS/SPring-8. The differential cross section of the K+π- photo-production off deuterium (d2σ/dcosθlabK+/dcosθlabπ-) has been measured for the first time in this energy region. A peak structure was searched for in the inclusive missing mass spectrum. A statistically significant peak structure was not observed in the region from 2.22 to 2.36 GeV/c2. The upper limits of the differential cross section of the K-pp bound state production were determined to be (0.17-0.55), (0.55-1.7) and (1.1-2.9) μb at 95% confidence level with the assumed widths of 20 MeV, 60 MeV and 100 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-621
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume728
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antikaon-nucleon physics
  • Kaonic nuclei
  • Photo-production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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