Study of inclusive baryon-antibaryon pair production of p or Λ in two-photon processes

S. Uehara, K. Abe, K. Amako, Y. Arai, T. Arima, Y. Asano, M. Chiba, Y. Chiba, M. Daigo, M. Fukawa, Y. Fukushima, J. Haba, H. Hamasaki, H. Hanai, Y. Hemmi, M. Higuchi, F. Hinode, T. Hirose, Y. Homma, N. HosodaN. Ishihara, Y. Iwata, J. Kanzaki, R. Kikuchi, T. Kondo, T. T. Korhonen, H. Kurashige, E. K. Matsuda, T. Matsui, M. Miura, K. Miyake, S. Mori, Y. Nagashima, Y. Nakagawa, T. Nakamura, I. Nakano, S. Odaka, K. Ogawa, T. Ohama, T. Ohsugi, H. Ohyama, K. Okabe, A. Okamoto, A. Ono, T. Oyama, J. Pennanen, H. Sakamoto, M. Sakuda, M. Sato, N. Sato, M. Shioden, J. Shirai, M. Shirakata, T. Sumiyoshi, Y. Takada, F. Takasaki, M. Takita, N. Tamura, D. Tatsumi, K. Tobimatsu, T. Tsuboyama, Y. Unno, T. Watanabe, Y. Watase, F. Yabuki, Y. Yamada, T. Yamagata, Y. Yonezawa, H. Yoshida, K. Yusa

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Inclusive baryon-antibaryon pair production was studied in two-photon events which were collected at the e + e - collider TRISTAN, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 303 pb-1. Correlations between a baryon and an antibaryon were studied for their flavors (p or Λ) and their momentum vectors. The experimental results were compared with the expectations from a jet-fragmentation Monte Carlo simulation. We have found that although the ratios of the cross sections of different baryon-flavor combinations are consistent with the Monte Carlo expectations, the cross section shows an excess over the Monte Carlo expectation in a low invariant-mass region of final-state particles at large angles, that indicates a significant contribution from higher-order QCD or non-perturbative effects. The experimental data show no narrow azimuthal-angle correlation, which is expected from a jet-fragmentation Monte Carlo. A search for exclusive Λ pair production has also been made. We have no candidates and have obtained the upper limit for the cross section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-606
Number of pages10
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C: Particles and Fields
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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