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Title: Experiments with the High Resolution Kaon Spectrometer at Jlab Hall C and the New Spectroscopy of ^12_Lambda B Hypernuclei

Since the pioneering experiment, E89-009 studying hypernuclear spectroscopy using the $$(e,e^{\prime}K^+)$$ reaction was completed, two additional experiments, E01-011 and E05-115, were performed at Jefferson Lab. These later experiments used a modified experimental design, the "Tilt Method", to dramatically suppress the large electromagnetic background, and allowed for a substantial increase in luminosity. Additionally, a new kaon spectrometer, HKS (E01-011), a new electron spectrometer, HES, and a new splitting magnet were added to produce precision, high-resolution hypernuclear spectroscopy. These two experiments, E01-011 and E05-115, resulted in two new data sets, producing sub-MeV energy resolution in the spectra of $${}^{7}_{\Lambda}\text{He}$$, $${}^{12}_{\Lambda}\text{B}$$ and $${}^{28}_{\Lambda} \text{Al}$$ and $${}^{7}_{\Lambda}\text{He}$$, $${}^{10}_{\Lambda}\text{Be}$$, $${}^{12}_{\Lambda}\text{B}$$ and $${}^{52}_{\Lambda}\text{V}$$. All three experiments obtained a $${}^{12}_{\Lambda}\text{B}$$, spectrum, which is the most characteristic $p$-shell hypernucleus and is commonly used for calibration. Independent analyses of these different experiments demonstrate excellent consistency and provide the clearest level structure to date of this hypernucleus as produced by the $$(e,e^{\prime}K^+)$$ reaction. This paper presents details of these experiments, and the extraction and analysis of the observed $${}^{12}_{\Lambda}\text{B}$$ spectrum.
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OSTI Identifier:
1158539
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-14-1895; DOE/OR/23177-3106; arXiv:1406.2353
US-NSF 013815; US-NSF 0758095
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177; AC05-84ER40150; FG02-99ER41065; FG02- 97ER41047; AC02-06CH11357; FG02- 00ER41110; AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys. Rev. C; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 03
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English