Polarization of - hyperons produced in 800 GeV proton-beryllium collisions

K. B. Luk, C. James, R. Rameika, H. T. Diehl, S. Teige, G. B. Thomson, Y. Zou, P. M. Ho, M. J. Longo, A. Nguyen, J. Duryea, G. Guglielmo, K. Heller, K. Johns, K. Thorne

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The polarization of 103 211 - hyperons produced in 800 GeV proton-beryllium inclusive reactions has been measured. Between 0.3<xF<0.7 and 0.5<pt<1.3 GeV/c, the - polarization is found to be consistent with zero, with a mean value of -0.010.01 at xF=0.5 and pt=0.95 GeV/c. This behavior is similar to that of 0, which also does not have any quarks in common with the incident proton, but is different from +, which is significantly polarized in the same kinematic region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)900-903
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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