Some phenomenological aspects of kaon photoproduction in the extreme kinematics

S. Sakinah, S. Clymton, T. Mart

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We have investigated phenomenological aspects of kaon photoproduction in three different extreme kinematics. The first kinematics of interest is the threshold region. At the threshold, we have investigated the convergence of kaon photoproduction amplitude by expanding the square of the amplitude in terms of the ratio mK/m, where mK is the mass of kaon and m is the averaged mass of nucleon and Λ hyperon. The amplitude is calculated from the appropriate Feynman diagrams by using the pseudovector theory. The contact diagram as a consequence of the PCAC hypothesis is also taken into account in the amplitude. Our finding indicates that the convergence can only be achieved if the amplitude was expanded up to the at least 12th order. As a consequence, applications of some theoretical calculations based on the expansion of the scattering amplitude, such as the Low Energy Theorem or Soft Kaon Approximation, cannot be easily managed in kaon photoproduction. The second kinematics is the forward region, where we could assume only t-channel contributes to the process. Here, we have investigated the effect of amplitude expansion on the extraction of the coupling constants gK+Λp and gK V 1 +Λp. The last kinematics is the backward region, where we have also assumed that only u-channel survives and we could extract the leading coupling constants gK+Λp and gK+Σ0p.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1408
Number of pages20
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


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