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Title: Electroproduction of Strange Nuclei

The advent of high-energy, CW-beams of electrons now allows electro-production and precision studies of nuclei containing hyperons. Previously, the injection of strangeness into a nucleus was accomplished using secondary beams of mesons, where beam quality and target thickness limited the missing mass resolution. We review here the theoretical description of the (e, e'K+) reaction mechanism, and discuss the first experiment demonstrating that this reaction can be used to precisely study the spectra of light hypernuclei. Future experiments based on similar techniques, are expected to attain even better resolutions and rates.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
903211
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-01-56; DOE/ER/40150-4275
TRN: US0703589
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Symposium On Electromagnetic Interactions In Nuclear And Hadron Physics (EMI 2001), 4-7 Dec 2001, Osaka, Ibaraki, Japan
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE - Office of Energy Research (ER)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ACCURACY; ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS; ELECTRONS; ELECTROPRODUCTION; HYPERNUCLEI; HYPERONS; MESONS; MISSING MASS; NUCLEI; PHYSICS; RESOLUTION; SECONDARY BEAMS; SPECTRA; STRANGENESS