Search for the Θ + pentaquark at J-PARC

M. Moritsu, S. Adachi, M. Agnello, S. Ajimura, K. Aoki, H. C. Bhang, B. Bassalleck, E. Botta, S. Bufalino, N. Chiga, H. Ekawa, P. Evtoukhovitch, A. Feliciello, H. Fujioka, S. Hayakawa, F. Hiruma, R. Honda, K. Hosomi, Y. Ichikawa, M. IeiriY. Igarashi, K. Imai, N. Ishibashi, S. Ishimoto, K. Itahashi, R. Iwasaki, C. W. Joo, S. Kanatsuki, M. J. Kim, S. J. Kim, R. Kiuchi, T. Koike, Y. Komatsu, V. V. Kulikov, S. Marcello, S. Masumoto, Y. Matsumoto, K. Matsuoka, K. Miwa, T. Nagae, M. Naruki, M. Niiyama, H. Noumi, Y. Nozawa, R. Ota, K. Ozawa, N. Saito, A. Sakaguchi, H. Sako, V. Samoilov, M. Sato, S. Sato, Y. Sato, S. Sawada, M. Sekimoto, K. Shirotori, H. Sugimura, S. Suzuki, H. Takahashi, T. Takahashi, T. N. Takahashi, H. Tamura, T. Tanaka, K. Tanida, A. O. Tokiyasu, N. Tomida, Z. Tsamalaidze, M. Ukai, K. Yagi, T. O. Yamamoto, S. B. Yang, Y. Yonemoto, C. J. Yoon, K. Yoshida

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We have been searching for the Θ + pentaquark via the π -p → K -X reaction at the J-PARC hadron facility. No peak structure was observed in the missing mass spectrum obtained at 1.92GeV/c beam momentum. The upper limit for the production cross section averaged over the scattering angle from 2° to 15° in the laboratory frame was derived to be 0.26μb/sr. In order to make a more stringent constraint we have also performed a measurement at 2.0GeV/c. Present analysis status of this new data is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Physics A
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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