Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
The role of the Λ(1405) in the pp → pK+Λ(1405) reaction
Departamento de Fısica Teórica and IFIC, Centro Mixto, Institutos de Investigación de Paterna, Universidad de Valencia-CSIC, Valencia, Spain
Accepted: 10 January 2008
Published online: 24 January 2008
We report a theoretical study of the pp → pK +Λ(1405) reaction, which was recently investigated at COSY-Jülich by using a 3.65GeV/c circulating proton beam incident on an internal hydrogen target. The reaction is driven by single-kaon exchange, single-pion exchange, and single-rho exchange terms which have very different shapes due to the two-pole structure of the Λ(1405) and the presence of background terms. The shape for the sum of the three contributions, as well as the total cross-section, are consistent with present data within experimental and theoretical uncertainties, using reasonable form factors for the meson-baryon vertices.
PACS: 13.75.-n Hadron-induced low- and intermediate-energy reactions and scattering (energy ⩽ 10 GeV) – / 13.30.-a Decays of baryons – / 14.20.Jn Hyperons –
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