Near threshold production of the eta meson via the quasi-free pn ---> pn eta reaction

Moskal, P. ; Czyzykiewicz, R. ; Adam, H.-H. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. C79 (2009) 015208, 2009.
Inspire Record 789961 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.50529

Total cross sections for the quasi-free pn --> pn eta reaction in the range from the kinematical threshold up to 20 MeV excess energy have been determined. At threshold they exceed corresponding cross sections for the pp --> pp eta reaction by a factor of about three in contrast to the factor of six established for higher excess energies. To large extent, the observed decrease of the ratio sigma(pn --> pn eta)/sigma(pp --> pp eta) towards threshold may be assigned to the different energy dependence of the proton-proton and proton-neutron final state interactions. The experiment has been conducted using a proton beam of the cooler synchrotron COSY and a cluster jet deuteron target. The proton-neutron reactions were tagged by the spectator proton whose momentum was measured for each event. Protons and neutron outgoing from the pn --> pn eta reaction have been registered by means of the COSY-11 facility, an apparatus dedicated for threshold meson production.

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Total cross section measurement for P N --> P N ETA.

Measurement of the dp ---> He-3 eta reaction near threshold

Smyrski, J. ; Adam, H.-H. ; Budzanowski, A. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B649 (2007) 258-262, 2007.
Inspire Record 745085 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31470

Total and differential cross sections for the dp --> 3He eta reaction have been measured near threshold for 3He center-of-mass momenta in the range from 17.1 MeV/c to 87.5 MeV/c. The data were taken during a slow ramping of the COSY internal deuteron beam scattered on a proton target detecting the 3He ejectiles with the COSY-11 facility. The forward-backward asymmetries of the differential cross sections deviate clearly from zero for center-of-mass momenta above 50 MeV/c indicating the presence of higher partial waves in the final state. Below 50 MeV/c center-of-mass momenta a fit of the final state enhancement factor to the data of the total cross sections results in the 3He eta scattering length of a = |2.9 +/- 0.6| + i (3.2 +/- 0.4) fm.

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Total cross section for the reaction DEUT P --> HE3 ETA.

Forward-Backward asymmetry for the reaction DEUT P --> HE3 ETA.

Mechanism of the close-to-threshold production of the eta meson

Czyzykiewicz, R. ; Moskal, P. ; Adam, H.-H. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 98 (2007) 122003, 2007.
Inspire Record 731185 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.41775

Measurements of the analysing power for the p(pol)p --> ppeta reaction have been performed in the close-to-threshold energy region at beam momenta of p_{beam}=2.010 and 2.085 GeV/c, corresponding to excess energies of Q=10 and 36 MeV, respectively. The determined analysing power is essentially consistent with zero implying that the eta meson is produced predominantly in the s-wave at both excess energies. The angular dependence of the analysing power, combined with the hitherto determined isospin dependence of the total cross section for the eta meson production in nucleon-nucleon collisions, reveal a statistically significant indication that the excitation of the nucleon to the S_{11}(1535) resonance, the process which intermediates the production of the eta meson, is predominantly due to the exchange of the pi meson between the colliding nucleons.

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Analysing power measurements for excess energy 10 MeV.

Analysing power measurements for excess energy 36 MeV.

Threshold hyperon production in proton-proton collisions at COSY-11

Rozek, T. ; Grzonka, D. ; Adam, H.-H. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B643 (2006) 251-256, 2006.
Inspire Record 722758 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31512

Sigma+ hyperon production was measured at the COSY-11 spectrometer via the p p --> n K+ Sigma+ reaction at excess energies of Q = 13 MeV and Q = 60 MeV. These measurements continue systematic hyperon production studies via the p p --> p K+ Lambda/Sigma0 reactions where a strong decrease of the cross section ratio close-to-threshold was observed. In order to verify models developed for the description of the Lambda and Sigma0 production we have performed the measurement on the Sigma+ hyperon and found unexpectedly that the total cross section is by more than one order of magnitude larger than predicted by all anticipated models. After the reconstruction of the kaon and neutron four momenta, the Sigma+ is identified via the missing mass technique. Details of the method and the measurement will be given and discussed in view of theoretical models.

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Cross section for the reaction P P --> N K+ SIGMA+ at excess energies of 13 and 60 MeV.

Kaon pair production close to threshold

Winter, P. ; Wolke, M. ; Adam, H.-H. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B635 (2006) 23-29, 2006.
Inspire Record 710616 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.41803

The total cross section of the reaction pp->ppK+K- has been measured at excess energies Q=10 MeV and 28 MeV with the magnetic spectrometer COSY-11. The new data show a significant enhancement of the total cross section compared to pure phase space expectations or calculations within a one boson exchange model. In addition, we present invariant mass spectra of two particle subsystems. While the K+K- system is rather constant for different invariant masses, there is an enhancement in the pK- system towards lower masses which could at least be partially connected to the influence of the Lambda(1405) resonance.

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Total cross sections.

Energy dependence of the Lambda / Sigma0 production cross-section ratio in p p interactions

Kowina, P. ; Wolke, M. ; Adam, H.H. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. A22 (2004) 293-299, 2004.
Inspire Record 644074 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31762

The production of the Lambda and Sigma0 hyperons has been measured via the pp->pK+Lambda / Sigma0 reaction at the internal COSY-11 facility in the excess energy range between 14 and 60 MeV. The transition of the Lambda/Sigma0 cross section ratio from about 28 at Q<=13 MeV to the high energy level of about 2.5 is covered by the data showing a strong decrease of the ratio between 10 and 20 MeV excess energy. Effects from the final state interactions in the p-Sigma0 channel seem to be much smaller compared to the p-Lambda one. Estimates of the effective range parameters are given for the N-Lambda and the N-Sigma systems.

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Cross section for LAMBDA production.. Statistical errors only.

Cross section for SIGMA0 production.. Statistical errors only.

Energy dependence of the LAMBDA/SIGMA0 ratio.

Total and differential cross-sections for the p p ---> p p eta-prime reaction near threshold

Khoukaz, A. ; Geck, I. ; Quentmeier, C. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. A20 (2004) 345-350, 2004.
Inspire Record 642580 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.43699

The eta-prime meson production in the reaction pp-->pp eta-prime has been studied at excess energies of Q = 26.5, 32.5 and 46.6 MeV using the internal beam facility COSY-11 at the cooler synchrotron COSY. The total cross sections as well as one angular distribution for the highest Q-value are presented. The excitation function of the near threshold data can be described by a pure s-wave phase space distribution with the inclusion of the proton-proton final state interaction and Coulomb effects. The obtained angular distribution of the eta-prime mesons is also consistent with pure s-wave production.

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Total cross section for the reaction P P --> P P ETAPRIME.

Angular distribution of the ETAPRIME in the CM system at an excess energy of 46.6 MeV. There is an additional systematic error of +24%/-35%.

Analyzing power A(y) in the reaction polarized-p p ---> p p eta close to threshold

Winter, P. ; Adam, H.H. ; Bauer, F. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B544 (2002) 251-258, 2002.
Inspire Record 599591 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31686

Measurements of the eta meson production with a polarised proton beam in the reaction p(pol) p --> p p eta have been carried out at an excess energy of Q = 40 MeV. The dependence of the analysing power A_y on the polar angle theta^*_q of the eta meson in the center of mass system (CMS) has been studied. The data indicate the possibility of an influence of p- and d-waves to the close to threshold eta production.

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Averaged value of the analyzing power and cross section as a function of the emmission angle of the ETA meson is the CM system.

Forward K+ production in subthreshold pA collisions at 1.0-GeV

The ANKE collaboration Koptev, V. ; Buescher, Markus ; Junghans, H. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 87 (2001) 022301, 2001.
Inspire Record 556676 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31765

K+ meson production in pA (A = C, Cu, Au) collisions has been studied using the ANKE spectrometer at an internal target position of the COSY-Juelich accelerator. The complete momentum spectrum of kaons emitted at forward angles, theta < 12 degrees, has been measured for a beam energy of T(p)=1.0 GeV, far below the free NN threshold of 1.58 GeV. The spectrum does not follow a thermal distribution at low kaon momenta and the larger momenta reflect a high degree of collectivity in the target nucleus.

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Double differential K+ production cross section for forward K+ angles < 12 degs. Statistical errors only.

The invariant cross section for K+ production. Statistical errors only.

Ratio of K+ production cross sections for CU/C and AU/C.

Differential cross-sections measurement for the p p ---> d pi+ reaction at 850-MeV/c

The GEM collaboration Betigeri, M. ; Bojowald, J. ; Budzanowski, A. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. C63 (2001) 044011, 2001.
Inspire Record 551879 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.54884

The present data support a large anisotropy in accordance with phase shift predictions and in contrast to another recent experiment.

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Measured deuteron angular distribution in the c.m. system. The errors shown are statistical only and there is an additional 10 PCT systematic uncertainty on the overall normalisation.

Legendre polynomial coefficients from a second order and fourth order fit.

Total cross section from second order fit.


Energy dependence of the near threshold total cross-section for the p p ---> p p eta-prime reaction

Moskal, P. ; Adam, H.H. ; Balewski, J.T. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B474 (2000) 416-422, 2000.
Inspire Record 522744 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.28036

Total cross sections for the pp --> pp eta' reaction have been measured in the excess energy range from Q = 1.53 MeV to Q = 23.64 MeV. The experiment has been performed at the internal installation COSY-11 using a stochastically cooled proton beam of the COoler SYnchrotron COSY and a hydrogen cluster target. The determined energy dependence of the total cross section weakens the hypothesis of the S-wave repulsive interaction between the eta' meson and the proton. New data agree well with predictions based on the phase-space distribution modified by the proton-proton final-state-interaction (FSI) only.

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Total cross sections w.r.t the excess energy in the CM system. Statistical errors only are given. As well as the 15 PCT overall systematic uncertainty there is an uncertainty on the energy of 0.44 MeV.

Measurement of p d ---> He-3 eta in S(11) resonance

The GEM collaboration Betigeri, M. ; Bojowald, J. ; Budzanowski, A. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B472 (2000) 267-272, 2000.
Inspire Record 511291 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31344

We have measured the reaction p + d -> 3He + eta at a proton beam energy of 980 MeV, which is 88.5 MeV above threshold using the new ``germanium wall'' detector system. A missing--mass resolution of the detector system of 2.6% was achieved. The angular distribution of the meson is forward peaked. We found a total cross section of (573 +- 83(stat.) +- 69(syst.))nb. The excitation function for the present reaction is described by a Breit Wigner form with parameters from photoproduction.

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No description provided.

Near threshold eta meson production in proton proton collisions

Smyrski, J. ; Wuestner, P. ; Budzanowski, A. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B474 (2000) 182-187, 2000.
Inspire Record 512406 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.28056

The production of eta mesons has been measured in the proton-proton interaction close to the reaction threshold using the COSY-11 internal facility at the cooler synchrotron COSY. Total cross sections were determined for eight different excess energies in the range from 0.5 MeV to 5.4 MeV. The energy dependence of the total cross section is well described by the available phase-space volume weighted by FSI factors for the proton-proton and proton-eta pairs.

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The total cross sections as a function of beam momentum and excess energy with statistical errors. The uncertainty on the beam momentum and excess energy are +- 0.00080 GeV and +- 0.28 MeV respectively.

Comparison of Lambda and Sigma**0 threshold production in proton proton collisions

Sewerin, S. ; Schepers, G. ; Balewski, J.T. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 682-685, 1999.
Inspire Record 478929 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.42059

Threshold measurements of the associated strangeness production reactions pp --> p K(+) Lambda and pp --> p K(+) Sigma(0) are presented. Although slight differences in the shapes of the excitation functions are observed, the most remarkable feature of the data is that at the same excess energy the total cross section for the Sigma(0) production appears to be about a factor of 28 smaller than the one for the Lambda particle. It is concluded that strong Sigma(0)-p final state interactions, and in particular the Sigma-N --> Lambda-p conversion reaction, are the likely cause of the depletion for the yield in the Sigma signal. This hypothesis is in line with other experimental evidence in the literature.

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The given errors are statistical only. The cross section presented as a function of the nominal excess energy.

Eta-prime production in proton proton scattering close to threshold

Moskal, P. ; Balewski, J.T. ; Budzanowski, A. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 80 (1998) 3202-3205, 1998.
Inspire Record 467809 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.42086

The $pp \to pp \eta^{\prime}$ (958) reaction has been measured at COSY using the internal beam and the COSY-11 facility. The total cross sections at the four different excess energies \mbox{$ Q = ~1.5 ~MeV, ~1.7 ~MeV, ~2.9 ~MeV,$ and $ ~4.1 MeV$} have been evaluated to be \mbox{$ \sigma = 2.5 \pm 0.5~nb$, $~~~ 2.9 \pm 1.1~nb$, $~~~ 12.7 \pm 3.2~nb$, ~ and $~~~ 25.2 \pm 3.6 ~nb $}, respectively. In this region of excess energy the $\eta^{\prime}$ (958) cross sections are much lower compared to those of the $\pi ^0$ and $\eta$ production.

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Only statistical errors are presented in the table.

Total cross-section of the reaction p p ---> p K+ Lambda close to threshold

Balewski, J.T. ; Budzanowski, A. ; Dombrowski, H. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B420 (1998) 211-216, 1998.
Inspire Record 467810 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.42045

The energy dependence of the total cross section for the pp \to pK^+\Lambda reaction was measured in the threshold region covering the excess energy range up to 7MeV. Existing model calculations describe the slope of the measured cross sections well, but are too low by a factor of two to three in rate. The data were used for a precise determination of the beam momentum of the COSY-synchrotron.

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Only statistical errors are presented in the table.

Production of heavy hypernuclei in the p + Bi reaction and determination of their lifetime for fission induced by Lambda decay

Kulessa, P. ; Rudy, Z. ; Hartmann, M. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B427 (1998) 403-408, 1998.
Inspire Record 473200 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.28206
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No description provided.

Threshold measurements at the internal experimental facility COSY-11

Balewski, J. ; Brauksiepe, S. ; Budzanowski, A. ; et al.
Nucl.Phys. A626 (1997) 85C-92C, 1997.
Inspire Record 463151 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.36361
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Excess energy of 6.1 MeV above threshold 3.3016 GeV.

Excess energy of 2 MeV above threshold 2.339 GeV.