Interaction effects in K+ photoproduction on the deuteron

Agus Salam, Hartmuth Arenhövel

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Kaon photoproduction on the deuteron is studied with respect to a specific two-body contribution, namely a pion mediated production process, besides other final state interaction contributions from kaon-nucleon and hyperon-nucleon scattering. In this process, a pion is first photoproduced on one nucleon and then interacts with the spectator nucleon in a strangeness exchange reaction leading to a kaon and a hyperon. A sizeable effect from this pion mediated contribution is found, considerably larger than the previously studied hyperon-nucleon rescattering, whereas kaon-nucleon rescattering is much less important. Besides total and semi-inclusive differential cross sections, tensor target asymmetries are studied with respect to the influence of such interaction effects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044008
Pages (from-to)044008-1-044008-16
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


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