Total and differential cross sections of the $dp \to ^3He$ $\eta$ reaction at excess energies between 1 and 15 MeV

The ANKE collaboration Fritzsch, C. ; Barsov, S. ; Burmeister, I. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 102 (2020) 044004, 2020.
Inspire Record 1806543 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.99038

New high precision total and differential cross sections are reported for the $dp\to {}^3\textrm{He}\,\eta$ reaction close to threshold. The measurements were performed using the magnetic spectrometer ANKE, which is an internal fixed target facility at the COSY cooler synchrotron. The data were taken for deuteron beam momenta between $3.14641~\textrm{GeV}/c$ and $3.20416~\textrm{GeV}/c$, which corresponds to the range in excess energy $Q$ for this reaction between $1.14~\textrm{MeV}$ and $15.01~\textrm{MeV}$. The normalization was established through the measurement in parallel of deuteron-proton elastic scattering and this was checked through the study of the $dp\to {}^3\textrm{He}\,\pi^0$ reaction. The previously indicated possible change of sign of the slope of the differential cross sections near the production threshold, which could be explained by a rapid variation of the $s$- and $p$-wave interference term, is not confirmed by the new data. The energy dependence of the total cross section and the $90^{\circ}$ slope parameter are well explained by describing the final state interaction in terms of a complex Jost function and the results are significant in the discussion of $\eta$-mesic nuclei. In combination with recently published WASA-at-COSY data [P. Adlarson $et\, al.$, Phys. Lett. B 782, 297 (2018)], a smooth variation of the slope parameter is achieved up to an excess energy of $80.9~\textrm{MeV}$.

4 data tables

Total cross section measurement.

Differential cross section measurement.

Angular asymmetry parameter measurement. The angular asymmetry parameter is defined as slope of the differnetial cross section distribution at COS(THEAT(CM))=0.


Kaon Pair Production in Proton--Proton Collisions

The ANKE collaboration Maeda, Y. ; Hartmann, M. ; Keshelashvili, I. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 77 (2008) 015204, 2008.
Inspire Record 763646 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.25173

The differential and total cross sections for kaon pair production in the pp->ppK+K- reaction have been measured at three beam energies of 2.65, 2.70, and 2.83 GeV using the ANKE magnetic spectrometer at the COSY-Juelich accelerator. These near-threshold data are separated into pairs arising from the decay of the phi-meson and the remainder. For the non-phi selection, the ratio of the differential cross sections in terms of the K-p and K+p invariant masses is strongly peaked towards low masses. This effect can be described quantitatively by using a simple ansatz for the K-p final state interaction, where it is seen that the data are sensitive to the magnitude of an effective K-p scattering length. When allowance is made for a small number of phi events where the K- rescatters from the proton, the phi region is equally well described at all three energies. A very similar phenomenon is discovered in the ratio of the cross sections as functions of the K-pp and K+pp invariant masses and the identical final state interaction model is also very successful here. The world data on the energy dependence of the non-phi total cross section is also reproduced, except possibly for the results closest to threshold.

10 data tables

Total cross sections for the reaction P P --> P P K+ K- reaction in the phi poor and phi rich regions.

Differential cross section as a function of the invariant mass of the K+ K- pair.

Differential cross section as a function of the invariant mass of the K+ P and K- P pair and their ratio.


Forward K+ production in subthreshold p A 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.

3 data tables

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.