Photoproduction of the $f_1(1285)$ Meson

The CLAS collaboration Dickson, R. ; Schumacher, R.A. ; Adhikari, K.P. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 93 (2016) 065202, 2016.
Inspire Record 1452551 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.72793

The $f_1(1285)$ meson with mass $1281.0 \pm 0.8$ MeV/$c^2$ and width $18.4 \pm 1.4$ MeV (FWHM) was measured for the first time in photoproduction from a proton target using CLAS at Jefferson Lab. Differential cross sections were obtained via the $\eta\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$, $K^+\bar{K}^0\pi^-$, and $K^-K^0\pi^+$ decay channels from threshold up to a center-of-mass energy of 2.8 GeV. The mass, width, and an amplitude analysis of the $\eta\pi^{+}\pi^{-}$ final-state Dalitz distribution are consistent with the axial-vector $J^P=1^+$ $f_1(1285)$ identity, rather than the pseudoscalar $0^-$ $\eta(1295)$. The production mechanism is more consistent with $s$-channel decay of a high-mass $N^*$ state, and not with $t$-channel meson exchange. Decays to $\eta\pi\pi$ go dominantly via the intermediate $a_0^\pm(980)\pi^\mp$ states, with the branching ratio $\Gamma(a_0\pi \text{ (no} \bar{K} K\text{)}) / \Gamma(\eta\pi\pi \text{(all)}) = 0.74\pm0.09$. The branching ratios $\Gamma(K \bar{K} \pi)/\Gamma(\eta\pi\pi) = 0.216\pm0.033$ and $\Gamma(\gamma\rho^0)/\Gamma(\eta\pi\pi) = 0.047\pm0.018$ were also obtained. The first is in agreement with previous data for the $f_1(1285)$, while the latter is lower than the world average.

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Differential cross section for $\gamma p \to f_1(1285) p \to \eta \pi^+ \pi^- p$ in nanobarns/steradian. The point-to-point uncertainties are given in separate statistical and systematic contributions.


Exclusive ${\pi}^0$ electroproduction at $W>2$ GeV with CLAS

The CLAS collaboration Bedlinskiy, I. ; Kubarovsky, V. ; Niccolai, S. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 90 (2014) 025205, 2014.
Inspire Record 1294143 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64122

Exclusive neutral-pion electroproduction ($ep\to e^\prime p^\prime \pi^0$) was measured at Jefferson Lab with a 5.75-GeV electron beam and the CLAS detector. Differential cross sections $d^4\sigma/dtdQ^2dx_Bd\phi_\pi$ and structure functions $\sigma_T+\epsilon\sigma_L, \sigma_{TT}$ and $\sigma_{LT}$ as functions of $t$ were obtained over a wide range of $Q^2$ and $x_B$. The data are compared with Regge and handbag theoretical calculations. Analyses in both frameworks find that a large dominance of transverse processes is necessary to explain the experimental results. For the Regge analysis it is found that the inclusion of vector meson rescattering processes is necessary to bring the magnitude of the calculated and measured structure functions into rough agreement. In the handbag framework, there are two independent calculations, both of which appear to roughly explain the magnitude of the structure functions in terms of transversity generalized parton distributions.

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The structure functions for Q**2 = 1.14 - 1.16 GeV**2 and XB = 0.131 - 0.133 as functions of t.

The structure functions for Q**2 = 1.38 GeV**2 and XB = 0.169 - 0.170 as functions of t.

The structure functions for Q**2 = 1.61 GeV**2 and XB = 0.186 - 0.187 as functions of t.

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Precision measurements of $g_1$ of the proton and the deuteron with 6 GeV electrons

The CLAS collaboration Prok, Y. ; Bosted, P. ; Kvaltine, N. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 90 (2014) 025212, 2014.
Inspire Record 1292133 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64411

The inclusive polarized structure functions of the proton and deuteron, g1p and g1d, were measured with high statistical precision using polarized 6 GeV electrons incident on a polarized ammonia target in Hall B at Jefferson Laboratory. Electrons scattered at lab angles between 18 and 45 degrees were detected using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). For the usual DIS kinematics, Q^2>1 GeV^2 and the final-state invariant mass W>2 GeV, the ratio of polarized to unpolarized structure functions g1/F1 is found to be nearly independent of Q^2 at fixed x. Significant resonant structure is apparent at values of W up to 2.3 GeV. In the framework of perturbative QCD, the high-W results can be used to better constrain the polarization of quarks and gluons in the nucleon, as well as high-twist contributions.

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Results for G1(P)/F1(P) for the proton in bins of (XB;Q**2), along with average kinematic values and correction factors for each bin. All values are averaged over the event distribution.

Results for G1(DEUT)/F1(DEUT) for the deuteron in bins of (XB;Q**2), along with average kinematic values and correction factors for each bin. All values are averaged over the event distribution.

Results for G1(P)/F1(P) for the proton in bins of (W;Q**2), along with average kinematic values and correction factors for each bin. All values are averaged over the event distribution.

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Differential Photoproduction Cross Sections of the $\Sigma^0(1385)$, $\Lambda(1405)$, and $\Lambda(1520)$

The CLAS collaboration Moriya, K. ; Schumacher, R.A. ; Adhikari, K.P. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 88 (2013) 045201, 2013.
Inspire Record 1236062 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.61410

We report the exclusive photoproduction cross sections for the Sigma(1385), Lambda(1405), and Lambda(1520) in the reactions gamma + p -> K+ + Y* using the CLAS detector for energies from near the respective production thresholds up to a center-of-mass energy W of 2.85 GeV. The differential cross sections are integrated to give the total exclusive cross sections for each hyperon. Comparisons are made to current theoretical models based on the effective Lagrangian approach and fitted to previous data. The accuracy of these models is seen to vary widely. The cross sections for the Lambda(1405) region are strikingly different for the Sigma+pi-, Sigma0 pi0, and Sigma- pi+ decay channels, indicating the effect of isospin interference, especially at W values close to the threshold.

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Measurement of the Σπ photoproduction line shapes near the Λ(1405)

The CLAS collaboration Moriya, K. ; Schumacher, R.A. ; Adhikari, K.P. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 87 (2013) 035206, 2013.
Inspire Record 1215598 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.61398

The reaction gamma + p -> K+ + Sigma + pi was used to determine the invariant mass distributions or "line shapes" of the Sigma+ pi-, Sigma- pi+ and Sigma0 pi0 final states, from threshold at 1328 MeV/c^2 through the mass range of the Lambda(1405) and the Lambda(1520). The measurements were made with the CLAS system at Jefferson Lab using tagged real photons, for center-of-mass energies 1.95 < W < 2.85 GeV. The three mass distributions differ strongly in the vicinity of the I=0 \Lambda(1405), indicating the presence of substantial I=1 strength in the reaction. Background contributions to the data from the Sigma0(1385) and from K^* Sigma production were studied and shown to have negligible influence. To separate the isospin amplitudes, Breit-Wigner model fits were made that included channel-coupling distortions due to the NKbar threshold. A best fit to all the data was obtained after including a phenomenological I=1, J^P = 1/2^- amplitude with a centroid at 1394\pm20 MeV/c^2 and a second I=1 amplitude at 1413\pm10 MeV/c^2. The centroid of the I=0 Lambda(1405) strength was found at the Sigma pi threshold, with the observed shape determined largely by channel-coupling, leading to an apparent overall peak near 1405 MeV/c^2.

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Invariant mass distributions of the three SIGMA-PI combinations for centre-of-mass energies, W, from 1.95 to 2.05 GeV corresponding to incident photon energies from 1.56 to 1.77 GeV.

Invariant mass distributions of the three SIGMA-PI combinations for centre-of-mass energies, W, from 2.05 to 2.15 GeV corresponding to incident photon energies from 1.77 to 1.99 GeV.

Invariant mass distributions of the three SIGMA-PI combinations for centre-of-mass energies, W, from 2.15 to 2.25 GeV corresponding to incident photon energies from 1.99 to 2.23 GeV.

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Differential cross sections and recoil polarizations for the reaction $\gamma p \to K^{+} \Sigma^{0}$

The CLAS collaboration Dey, B. ; Meyer, C.A. ; Bellis, M. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 82 (2010) 025202, 2010.
Inspire Record 857728 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.55696

High-statistics measurements of differential cross sections and recoil polarizations for the reaction $\gamma p \rightarrow K^+ \Sigma^0$ have been obtained using the CLAS detector at Jefferson Lab. We cover center-of-mass energies ($\sqrt{s}$) from 1.69 to 2.84 GeV, with an extensive coverage in the $K^+$ production angle. Independent measurements were made using the $K^{+}p\pi^{-}$($\gamma$) and $K^{+}p$($\pi^-, \gamma$) final-state topologies, and were found to exhibit good agreement. Our differential cross sections show good agreement with earlier CLAS, SAPHIR and LEPS results, while offering better statistical precision and a 300-MeV increase in $\sqrt{s}$ coverage. Above $\sqrt{s} \approx 2.5$ GeV, $t$- and $u$-channel Regge scaling behavior can be seen at forward- and backward-angles, respectively. Our recoil polarization ($P_\Sigma$) measurements represent a substantial increase in kinematic coverage and enhanced precision over previous world data. At forward angles we find that $P_\Sigma$ is of the same magnitude but opposite sign as $P_\Lambda$, in agreement with the static SU(6) quark model prediction of $P_\Sigma \approx -P_\Lambda$. This expectation is violated in some mid- and backward-angle kinematic regimes, where $P_\Sigma$ and $P_\Lambda$ are of similar magnitudes but also have the same signs. In conjunction with several other meson photoproduction results recently published by CLAS, the present data will help constrain the partial wave analyses being performed to search for missing baryon resonances.

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Differential cross section as a function of COS(THETA(K+,CM)) for the centre-of mass range 1.69 to 1.7 GeV.

Differential cross section as a function of COS(THETA(K+,CM)) for the centre-of mass range 1.7 to 1.71 GeV.

Differential cross section as a function of COS(THETA(K+,CM)) for the centre-of mass range 1.71 to 1.72 GeV.

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Measurement of the Nucleon Structure Function F2 in the Nuclear Medium and Evaluation of its Moments

The CLAS collaboration Osipenko, M. ; Ricco, G. ; Simula, S. ; et al.
Nucl.Phys.A 845 (2010) 1-32, 2010.
Inspire Record 846170 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.55369

We report on the measurement of inclusive electron scattering off a carbon target performed with CLAS at Jefferson Laboratory. A combination of three different beam energies 1.161, 2.261 and 4.461 GeV allowed us to reach an invariant mass of the final-state hadronic system W~2.4 GeV with four-momentum transfers Q2 ranging from 0.2 to 5 GeV2. These data, together with previous measurements of the inclusive electron scattering off proton and deuteron, which cover a similar continuous two-dimensional region of Q2 and Bjorken variable x, permit the study of nuclear modifications of the nucleon structure. By using these, as well as other world data, we evaluated the F2 structure function and its moments. Using an OPE-based twist expansion, we studied the Q2-evolution of the moments, obtaining a separation of the leading-twist and the total higher-twist terms. The carbon-to-deuteron ratio of the leading-twist contributions to the F2 moments exhibits the well known EMC effect, compatible with that discovered previously in x-space. The total higher-twist term in the carbon nucleus appears, although with large systematic uncertainites, to be smaller with respect to the deuteron case for n<7, suggesting partial parton deconfinement in nuclear matter. We speculate that the spatial extension of the nucleon is changed when it is immersed in the nuclear medium.

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F2 measurements for a Q**2 of 0.175 GeV**2.

F2 measurements for a Q**2 of 0.225 GeV**2.

F2 measurements for a Q**2 of 0.275 GeV**2.

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Differential cross section and recoil polarization measurements for the gamma p to K+ Lambda reaction using CLAS at Jefferson Lab

The CLAS collaboration McCracken, M.E. ; Bellis, M. ; Meyer, C.A. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 81 (2010) 025201, 2010.
Inspire Record 840934 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.54967

We present measurements of the differential cross section and Lambda recoil polarization for the gamma p to K+ Lambda reaction made using the CLAS detector at Jefferson Lab. These measurements cover the center-of-mass energy range from 1.62 to 2.84 GeV and a wide range of center-of-mass K+ production angles. Independent analyses were performed using the K+ p pi- and K+ p (missing pi -) final-state topologies/ results from these analyses were found to exhibit good agreement. These differential cross section measurements show excellent agreement with previous CLAS and LEPS results and offer increased precision and a 300 MeV increase in energy coverage. The recoil polarization data agree well with previous results and offer a large increase in precision and a 500 MeV extension in energy range. The increased center-of-mass energy range that these data represent will allow for independent study of non-resonant K+ Lambda photoproduction mechanisms at all production angles.

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Differential cross section as a function of COS(THETA(K)) for the centre-of-mass range 1.62-1.63 GeV.

Differential cross section as a function of COS(THETA(K)) for the centre-of-mass range 1.63-1.64 GeV.

Differential cross section as a function of COS(THETA(K)) for the centre-of-mass range 1.64-1.65 GeV.

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Differential cross section of gamma n to K+ Sigma- on bound neutrons with incident photons from 1.1 to 3.6 GeV

The CLAS collaboration Pereira, S.Anefalos ; Mirazita, M. ; Rossi, P. ; et al.
Phys.Lett.B 688 (2010) 289-293, 2010.
Inspire Record 841145 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.38239

Differential cross sections of the reaction gamma d to K+ Sigma- (p) have been measured with the CLAS detector at Jefferson Lab using incident photons with energies between 1.1 and 3.6 GeV. This is the first complete set of strangeness photoproduction data on the neutron covering a broad angular range. At energies close to threshold and up to E_gamma ~ 1.8 GeV, the shape of the angular distribution is suggestive of the presence of s-channel production mechanisms. For E_gamma > 1.8 GeV, a clear forward peak appears and becomes more prominent as the photon energy increases, suggesting contributions from t-channel production mechanisms. These data can be used to constrain future analysis of this reaction.

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Differential cross section for the reaction GAMMA DEUT --> K+ SIGMA-(P) at incident photon energy 1.15 GeV.. Errors contain both statistics and systematics.

Differential cross section for the reaction GAMMA DEUT --> K+ SIGMA-(P) at incident photon energy 1.25 GeV.. Errors contain both statistics and systematics.

Differential cross section for the reaction GAMMA DEUT --> K+ SIGMA-(P) at incident photon energy 1.35 GeV.. Errors contain both statistics and systematics.

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Differential cross s ections for the reactions gamma p ---> p eta and gamma p ---> p eta-prime

The CLAS collaboration Williams, M. ; Krahn, Z. ; Applegate, D. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.C 80 (2009) 045213, 2009.
Inspire Record 830257 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.52983

High-statistics differential cross sections for the reactions gamma p -> p eta and gamma p -> p eta-prime have been measured using the CLAS at Jefferson Lab for center-of-mass energies from near threshold up to 2.84 GeV. The eta-prime results are the most precise to date and provide the largest energy and angular coverage. The eta measurements extend the energy range of the world's large-angle results by approximately 300 MeV. These new data, in particular the eta-prime measurements, are likely to help constrain the analyses being performed to search for new baryon resonance states.

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Differential cross section for the W range 1.68 to 1.69 GeV.

Differential cross section for the W range 1.69 to 1.70 GeV.

Differential cross section for the W range 1.70 to 1.71 GeV.

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