The European Physical Journal A

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 653–655 | Cite as

Search for exotic baryons at HERMES

  • W. DeconinckEmail author
QNP 2006


An experimental search for the Θ(1540)- and Λ(1520)-resonance was performed in quasi-real photoproduction on deuterium at the HERMES experiment. While evidence for Θ(1540) was found in the decay channel pK 0 S + π -, no evidence for the corresponding anti-particle was found. In some models it is expected that the Θ(1540) and the Λ(1520) have similar production mechanisms. The photoproduction cross-sections for the Λ(1520) in the decay channel Λ(1520)→pK - and the corresponding anti-particle are determined. The partial photoproduction cross-sections for Λ(1520) and ¯(1520) are obtained as σ Λ(1520) = 65.3±8.8(stat)±6.9(syst)nb and σ ¯(1520) = 9.8±2.6(stat)±0.9(syst)nb, corresponding to a ratio R Λ(1520) = σ ¯(1520)/σ Λ(1520) = 0.15±0.05(stat)±0.02(syst).


12.39.Mk Glueball and nonstandard multi-quark/gluon states 13.60.-r Photon and charged-lepton interactions with hadrons 13.60.Rj Baryon production 14.20.-c Baryons (including antiparticles) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Randall Laboratory of PhysicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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