Search for the Θ(1540)+ pentaquark using kaon secondary interactions at Belle

R. Mizuk, M. Danilov, K. Abe, K. Abe, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, Y. Asano, T. Aushev, S. Bahinipati, A. M. Bakich, V. Balagura, S. Banerjee, E. Barberio, M. Barbero, A. Bay, I. Bedny, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, S. Blyth, A. BondarA. Bozek, M. Bračko, J. Brodzicka, T. E. Browder, P. Chang, Y. Chao, A. Chen, K. F. Chen, W. T. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, A. Chuvikov, J. Dalseno, M. Dash, L. Y. Dong, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, Y. Enari, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, T. Gershon, G. Gokhroo, B. Golob, A. Gorišek, J. Haba, T. Hara, N. C. Hastings, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, S. Hou, W. S. Hou, T. Iijima, K. Ikado, A. Imoto, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, Y. Iwasaki, J. H. Kang, J. S. Kang, P. Kapusta, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. R. Khan, H. Kichimi, H. J. Kim, J. H. Kim, S. K. Kim, S. M. Kim, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, R. Kulasiri, C. C. Kuo, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lange, S. E. Lee, T. Lesiak, J. Li, S. W. Lin, D. Liventsev, J. MacNaughton, G. Majumder, F. Mandl, T. Matsumoto, A. Matyja, Y. Mikami, W. Mitaroff, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, G. R. Moloney, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Noguchi, T. Nozaki, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, T. Okabe, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, Y. Onuki, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, H. Palka, C. W. Park, N. Parslow, L. S. Peak, R. Pestotnik, L. E. Piilonen, Y. Sakai, N. Sato, N. Satoyama, K. Sayeed, T. Schietinger, O. Schneider, A. J. Schwartz, M. E. Sevior, H. Shibuya, V. Sidorov, J. B. Singh, A. Somov, S. Stanič, M. Starič, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, X. C. Tian, K. Trabelsi, T. Tsuboyama, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, K. Ueno, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, Y. Ushiroda, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, S. Villa, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, M. Z. Wang, Y. Watanabe, E. Won, Q. L. Xie, B. D. Yabsley, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, J. Ying, S. L. Zang, J. Zhang, L. M. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, D. Zürcher

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Abstract

Using kaon secondary interactions in the material of the Belle detector, we search for both inclusive and exclusive production of the Θ(1540) +. We set an upper limit of 2.5% at the 90% C.L. on the ratio of the Θ(1540)+ to Λ(1520) inclusive production cross sections. We also search for the Θ(1540)+ as an intermediate resonance in the charge exchange reaction K+n→pKS0. We set an upper limit of ΓΘ+<0.64 MeV at the 90% C.L. for m Θ+=1.539 MeV/c2. These results are obtained from a 397 fb-1 data sample collected with the Belle detector near the Υ(4S) resonance, at the KEKB asymmetric energy e+e- collider.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-180
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume632
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 12

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful to A. Kaidalov and Yu. Kiselev for the fruitful discussions. We thank the KEKB group for the excellent operation of the accelerator, the KEK cryogenics group for the efficient operation of the solenoid, and the KEK computer group and the National Institute of Informatics for valuable computing and Super-SINET network support. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training; the National Science Foundation of China under contract No. 10175071; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea and the CHEP SRC program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research under contract No. 2P03B 01324; the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation; the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the US Department of Energy.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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