Experiments with the High Resolution Kaon Spectrometer at JLab Hall C and the new spectroscopy of 12B-Lambda hypernuclei

Tang, L. and Ševa, Tomislav and Androić, Darko and Furić, Miroslav and Petković, Tomislav and Zhu, L. (HKS (JLab E05-115 and E01-011) Collaborations) (2014) Experiments with the High Resolution Kaon Spectrometer at JLab Hall C and the new spectroscopy of 12B-Lambda hypernuclei. Physical Review C, 90 (3). pp. 34320-14. ISSN 0556-2813

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Since the pioneering experiment E89-009 studying hypernuclear spectroscopy using the (e, e’K+) reaction was completed, two additional experiments, E01-011 and E05-115, were performed at Jefferson Lab. These later experiments used a modified experimental design, the "tilt method", to dramatically suppress the large electromagnetic background, and allowed for a substantial increase in luminosity. Additionally, a new kaon spectrometer, HKS (E01-011), a new electron spectrometer, HES, and a new splitting magnet (E05-115) were added to produce new data sets of precision, high-resolution hypernuclear spectroscopy. All three experiments obtained a spectrum for 12B-Lambda, which is the most characteristic p-shell hypernucleus and is commonly used for calibration. Independent analyses of these different experiments demonstrate excellent consistency and provide the clearest level structure to date of this hypernucleus as produced by the (e, e’K+) reaction. This paper presents details of these experiments, and the extraction and analysis of the observed 12B-Lambda spectrum.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: 12B-Lambda spectroscopy, (e, e’K+) reaction, JLab Hall C, tilt method, HKS-HES setup, sub-Mev resolution, p-shell hypernucleus, level structure of 12B-Lambda
Date: September 2014
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Nuclear Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2014) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 0036056
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 11:43
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 11:43
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3359

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