Beam-spin asymmetry $\boldsymbolΣ$ for $Σ^-$ hyperon photoproduction off the neutron

Research output: Working paperPreprint

Full text download(s)



  • Nicholas Zachariou
  • Edwin Munevar
  • Barry Berman
  • Petr Bydzovsky
  • Ales Cieply
  • Gerald Feldman
  • Yordanka Ilieva
  • Pawel Nadel-Turonski
  • Dalipor Skoupil
  • Andrey Sarantsev
  • Dan Watts


Publication details

DatePublished - 14 Mar 2022
Number of pages9
Original languageEnglish


We report a new measurement of the beam-spin asymmetry $\boldsymbol{\Sigma}$ for the $\vec{\gamma} n \rightarrow K^+\Sigma^-$ reaction using quasi-free neutrons in a liquid-deuterium target. The new dataset includes data at previously unmeasured photon energy and angular ranges, thereby providing new constraints on partial wave analyses used to extract properties of the excited nucleon states. The experimental data were obtained using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS), housed in Hall B of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab). The CLAS detector measured reaction products from a liquid-deuterium target produced by an energy-tagged, linearly polarised photon beam with energies in the range 1.1 to 2.3 GeV. Predictions from an isobar model indicate strong sensitivity to $N(1720)3/2^+$, $\Delta(1900)1/2^-$, and $N(1895)1/2^-$, with the latter being a state not considered in previous photoproduction analyses. When our data are incorporated in the fits of partial-wave analyses, one observes significant changes in $\gamma$-$n$ couplings of the resonances which have small branching ratios to the $\pi N$ channel.

Bibliographical note

9 pages, 4 figures, Hadron Spectroscopy

    Research areas

  • nucl-ex, hep-ex

Discover related content

Find related publications, people, projects, datasets and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations