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Spin and parity measurement of the Lambda(1405) baryon

K. Moriya R.A. Schumacher M. Aghasyan M.J. Amaryan M.D. Anderson S. Anefalos Pereira J. Ball 1 N.A. Baltzell M. Battaglieri M. Bellis A.S. Biselli J. Bono S. Boiarinov W.J. Briscoe W.K. Brooks V.D. Burkert D.S. Carman A. Celentano S. Chandavar G. Charles P.L. Cole P. Collins M. Contalbrigo O. Cortes V. Crede A. d'Angelo N. Dashyan R. de Vita E. de Sanctis B. Dey C. Djalali M. Dugger R. Dupré 2 H. Egiyan A. El Alaoui L. El Fassi L. Elouadrhiri P. Eugenio G. Fedotov S. Fegan J.A. Fleming G.P. Gilfoyle K.L. Giovanetti F.X. Girod 1 W. Gohn E. Golovatch R.W. Gothe M. Guidal 2 K.A. Griffioen K. Hafidi H. Hakobyan K. Hicks M. Holtrop Y. Ilieva D.G. Ireland B.S. Ishkhanov E.L. Isupov H.S. Jo 2 K. Joo D. Keller M. Khandaker W. Kim S. Koirala V. Kubarovsky S.V. Kuleshov P. Lenisa H.Y. Lu I.J.D. Macgregor N. Markov M. Mccracken B. Mckinnon M.D. Mestayer C.A. Meyer M. Mirazita V. Mokeev 2 R.A. Montgomery H. Moutarde 1 E. Munevar P. Nadel-Turonski S. Niccolai 2 I. Niculescu M. Osipenko L.L. Pappalardo E. Pasyuk P. Peng J.J. Phillips S. Pisano 2 O. Pogorelko S. Pozdniakov J.W. Price S. Procureur 1 A.J.R. Puckett B.A. Raue D. Rimal M. Ripani B.G. Ritchie A. Rizzo G. Rosner Pascal Roy F. Sabatié 1 C. Salgado D. Schott E. Seder I. Senderovich E.S. Smith D. Sokhan G.D. Smith S. Stepanyan S. Strauch W. Tang H. Voskanyan E. Voutier 3 N.K. Walford D.P. Watts L.B. Weinstein M. Williams M.H. Wood N. Zachariou L. Zana J. Zhang V. Ziegler Z.W. Zhao I. Zonta 
Abstract : A determination of the spin and parity of the $\Lambda(1405)$ is presented using photoproduction data from the CLAS detector at Jefferson Lab. The reaction $\gamma + p \to K^+ + \Lambda(1405)$ is analyzed in the decay channel $\Lambda(1405) \to \Sigma^+ + \pi^-$, where the decay distribution to $\Sigma^+ \pi^-$ and the variation of the $\Sigma^+$ polarization with respect to the $\Lambda(1405)$ polarization direction determines the parity. The $\Lambda(1405)$ is produced, in the energy range $2.55 < W < 2.85$ GeV and for $0.6 < \cos \theta_{K^+} < 0.9$, with polarization $P = 0.45 \pm 0.02 (\text{stat}) \pm 0.07 (\text{syst})$. The analysis shows that the decays are in $S$ wave, with the $\Sigma^+$ polarized such that the $\Lambda(1405)$ has spin-parity $J^P = 1/2^-$, as expected by most theories.
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K. Moriya, R.A. Schumacher, M. Aghasyan, M.J. Amaryan, M.D. Anderson, et al.. Spin and parity measurement of the Lambda(1405) baryon. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2014, 112, pp.082004. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.082004⟩. ⟨in2p3-00945802⟩



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