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Title: Exploring Hadron Structure Through Exclusive Kaon Electroproduction

Abstract

The kaon electroproduction cross section was extracted from data from the E93-018 and the E01-004 (FPI-2) experiments taken at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in the p(e,e'K +)Λ channel. The cross section was fully separated into longitudinal, transverse, and two interference components at four-momentum transfers Q 2 of 1.0 (GeV/c) 2 (with center of mass energy W=1.81 GeV), 1.36 and 2.07 (GeV/c) 2 (W=2.31 GeV). The kaon form factor (FK) was extracted from the longitudinal cross section in these kinematics using the Regge model by Vanderhaeghen, Guidal, and Laget. Results show F K to be systematically lower than the empirical monopole form, although still compatible with this form within the estimated uncertainties. The resulting kaon form factor values were combined with the world pion and kaon form factor data to extract the transverse change densities of the pion and kaon. These were compared to that of the proton, showing a possible experimental glimpse of the transition between the proton core and the meson cloud in terms of transverse densities.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1376673
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-17-2537; DOE/OR/23177-4203
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Resource Relation:
Related Information: JLAB-EXP-01-004, JLAB-EXP-93-018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Carmignotto, Marco A. Exploring Hadron Structure Through Exclusive Kaon Electroproduction. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1376673.
Carmignotto, Marco A. Exploring Hadron Structure Through Exclusive Kaon Electroproduction. United States. doi:10.2172/1376673.
Carmignotto, Marco A. Sat . "Exploring Hadron Structure Through Exclusive Kaon Electroproduction". United States. doi:10.2172/1376673. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376673.
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title = {Exploring Hadron Structure Through Exclusive Kaon Electroproduction},
author = {Carmignotto, Marco A.},
abstractNote = {The kaon electroproduction cross section was extracted from data from the E93-018 and the E01-004 (FPI-2) experiments taken at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in the p(e,e'K+)Λ channel. The cross section was fully separated into longitudinal, transverse, and two interference components at four-momentum transfers Q2 of 1.0 (GeV/c)2 (with center of mass energy W=1.81 GeV), 1.36 and 2.07 (GeV/c)2 (W=2.31 GeV). The kaon form factor (FK) was extracted from the longitudinal cross section in these kinematics using the Regge model by Vanderhaeghen, Guidal, and Laget. Results show FK to be systematically lower than the empirical monopole form, although still compatible with this form within the estimated uncertainties. The resulting kaon form factor values were combined with the world pion and kaon form factor data to extract the transverse change densities of the pion and kaon. These were compared to that of the proton, showing a possible experimental glimpse of the transition between the proton core and the meson cloud in terms of transverse densities.},
doi = {10.2172/1376673},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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