Baryon spectroscopy in (π,2π) reactions with 106Hz pion beams at J-PARC

Hiroyuki Sako, Shoichi Hasegawa, Kenji Hosomi, Yudai Ichikawa, Ken Ichi Imai, Kenneth Hicks, Jung Keun Ahn, Shin Hyung Kim, Jong Won Lee, Sang Hoon Hwang

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Although baryon resonances (N∗ and Δ∗) have been studied for a long time, our knowledge on their mass spectra and properties are still limited due to their overlapping spectra with large widths. Recently a Dynamical-Couple Channel model shows there are significant contributions of (π, 2π) reactions to high mass baryon resonances. However, there are only 240 thousand events of (π, 2π) reaction data which was mainly measured in 1970's. Thus, we proposed an experiment E45 to study baryon resonances in (π, 2π) reaction utilizing 106 Hz π± beams at J-PARC. We aim at clarifying most of baryon mass levels with (π, 2π) data with the increased statistics by two orders of magnitude. We also search for exotic baryons such as hybrid baryons predicted by lattice QCD calculations. We measure reactions of π- p→ π+π-n, π0π-p and π+p→π0π+p, π+π+n, as well as π-p → K0∧ and π+p→ K+Σ+ in a large acceptance Time Projection Chamber (HypTPC) inside a Helmholtz dipole magnet. We trigger these reactions by requiring two charged particles in the hodoscope counters surrounding HypTPC. HypTPC is placed inside a superconducting Helmholtz type dipole magnet with the magnetic field of 1.5 T We will measure these reactions in small momentum steps over a large beam momentum range and perform partial wave analysis to extract properties of each resonance. In this work, we will show the experimental design, expected results in simulations, and the status of the detectors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number266
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event26th International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2016 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2016 Sept 112016 Sept 16

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