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Title: Nucleon resonance structure studies via exclusive KY electroproduction

Studying the structure of excited nucleon states employing the electroproduction of exclusive reactions is an important avenue for exploring the nature of the non-perturbative strong interaction. The electrocouplings of $N^*$ states in the mass range below 1.8~GeV have been determined from analyses of CLAS $$\pi N$$, $$\eta N$$, and $$\pi \pi N$$ data. This work has made it clear that consistent results from independent analyses of several exclusive channels with different couplings and non-resonant backgrounds but the same $N^*$ electro excitation amplitudes, is essential to have confidence in the extracted results. In terms of hadronic coupling, many high-lying $N^*$ states preferentially decay through the $$\pi \pi N$$ channel instead of $$\pi N$$. Data from the $KY$ channels will therefore be critical to provide an independent analysis to compare the extracted electrocouplings for the high-lying $N^*$ states against those determined from the $$\pi N$$ and $$\pi \pi N$$ channels. Lastly, a program to study excited $N^*$ state structure in both non-strange and strange exclusive electroproduction channels using CLAS12 will measure differential cross sections and polarization observables to be used as input to extract the $$\gamma_vNN^*$$ electrocoupling amplitudes for the most prominent $N^*$ states in the range of invariant energy $W$ up 3~GeV in the virtually unexplored domain of momentum transfers $Q^2$ up to 12~GeV$^2$.
  1. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-16-2197; DOE/OR/23177-3848
Journal ID: ISSN 0177-7963; PII: 1131
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Few-Body Systems
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 57; Journal Issue: 10; Conference: ECT* Workshop on Nucleon Resonances: From Photoproduction to High Photon Virtualities, Trento (Italy), 12-16 Oct 2015; Journal ID: ISSN 0177-7963
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Orgs:
CLAS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; electromagnetic interactions; form factors; hyperon production
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