Multiplicities of charged kaons from deep-inelastic muon scattering off an isoscalar target

C. Adolph, M. Aghasyan, R. Akhunzyanov, M. G. Alexeev, G. D. Alexeev, A. Amoroso, V. Andrieux, N. V. Anfimov, V. Anosov, K. Augsten, W. Augustyniak, A. Austregesilo, C. D.R. Azevedo, B. Badełek, F. Balestra, M. Ball, J. Barth, R. Beck, Y. Bedfer, J. BernhardK. Bicker, E. R. Bielert, R. Birsa, M. Bodlak, P. Bordalo, F. Bradamante, C. Braun, A. Bressan, M. Büchele, L. Capozza, W. C. Chang, C. Chatterjee, M. Chiosso, I. Choi, S. U. Chung, A. Cicuttin, M. L. Crespo, Q. Curiel, S. Dalla Torre, S. S. Dasgupta, S. Dasgupta, O. Yu Denisov*, L. Dhara, S. V. Donskov, N. Doshita, Ch Dreisbach, V. Duic, W. Dünnweber, M. Dziewiecki, A. Efremov, P. D. Eversheim, W. Eyrich, M. Faessler, A. Ferrero, M. Finger, M. Finger, H. Fischer, C. Franco, N. du Fresne von Hohenesche, J. M. Friedrich, V. Frolov, E. Fuchey, F. Gautheron, O. P. Gavrichtchouk, S. Gerassimov, F. Giordano, I. Gnesi, M. Gorzellik, S. Grabmüller, A. Grasso, M. Grosse Perdekamp, B. Grube, T. Grussenmeyer, A. Guskov, F. Haas, D. Hahne, G. Hamar, D. von Harrach, F. H. Heinsius, R. Heitz, F. Herrmann, N. Horikawa, N. D'Hose, C. Y. Hsieh, S. Huber, S. Ishimoto, A. Ivanov, Yu Ivanshin, T. Iwata, V. Jary, R. Joosten, P. Jörg, E. Kabuß, B. Ketzer, G. V. Khaustov, Yu A. Khokhlov, Yu Kisselev, F. Klein, K. Klimaszewski, J. H. Koivuniemi, V. N. Kolosov, K. Kondo, K. Königsmann, I. Konorov, V. F. Konstantinov, A. M. Kotzinian, O. M. Kouznetsov, M. Krämer, P. Kremser, F. Krinner, Z. V. Kroumchtein, Y. Kulinich, F. Kunne, K. Kurek, R. P. Kurjata, A. A. Lednev, A. Lehmann, M. Levillain, S. Levorato, Y. S. Lian, J. Lichtenstadt, R. Longo, A. Maggiora, A. Magnon, N. Makins, N. Makke, G. K. Mallot, B. Marianski, A. Martin, J. Marzec, J. Matoušek, H. Matsuda, T. Matsuda, G. V. Meshcheryakov, M. Meyer, W. Meyer, Yu V. Mikhailov, M. Mikhasenko, E. Mitrofanov, N. Mitrofanov, Y. Miyachi, A. Nagaytsev, F. Nerling, D. Neyret, J. Nový, W. D. Nowak, G. Nukazuka, A. S. Nunes, A. G. Olshevsky, I. Orlov, M. Ostrick, D. Panzieri, B. Parsamyan, S. Paul, J. C. Peng, F. Pereira, M. Pešek, D. V. Peshekhonov, N. Pierre, S. Platchkov, J. Pochodzalla, V. A. Polyakov, J. Pretz, M. Quaresma, C. Quintans, S. Ramos, C. Regali, G. Reicherz, C. Riedl, M. Roskot, N. S. Rossiyskaya, D. I. Ryabchikov, A. Rybnikov, A. Rychter, R. Salac, V. D. Samoylenko, A. Sandacz, C. Santos, S. Sarkar, I. A. Savin, T. Sawada, G. Sbrizzai, P. Schiavon, K. Schmidt, H. Schmieden, K. Schönning, E. Seder, A. Selyunin, L. Silva, L. Sinha, S. Sirtl, M. Slunecka, J. Smolik, F. Sozzi, A. Srnka, D. Steffen, M. Stolarski, O. Subrt, M. Sulc, H. Suzuki, A. Szabelski, T. Szameitat, P. Sznajder, S. Takekawa, M. Tasevsky, S. Tessaro, F. Tessarotto, F. Thibaud, A. Thiel, F. Tosello, V. Tskhay, S. Uhl, J. Veloso, M. Virius, J. Vondra, S. Wallner, T. Weisrock, M. Wilfert, R. Windmolders, J. ter Wolbeek, K. Zaremba, P. Zavada, M. Zavertyaev, E. Zemlyanichkina, N. Zhuravlev, M. Ziembicki, A. Zink

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Abstract

Precise measurements of charged-kaon multiplicities in deep inelastic scattering were performed. The results are presented in three-dimensional bins of the Bjorken scaling variable x, the relative virtual-photon energy y, and the fraction z of the virtual-photon energy carried by the produced hadron. The data were obtained by the COMPASS Collaboration by scattering 160 GeV muons off an isoscalar 6LiD target. They cover the kinematic domain 1 (GeV/c)2 < Q 2 < 60 (GeV/c)2 in the photon virtuality, 0.004 < x < 0.4, 0.1 < y < 0.7, 0.20 < z < 0.85, and W > 5 GeV/c2 in the invariant mass of the hadronic system. The results from the sum of the z-integrated K+ and K multiplicities at high x point to a value of the non-strange quark fragmentation function larger than obtained by the earlier DSS fit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume767
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Apr 2017

Funding

FundersFunder number
Seventh Framework Programme283286
Seventh Framework Programme
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science26247032
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

    Keywords

    • Deep inelastic scattering
    • Kaon multiplicities
    • Quark fragmentation functions
    • Strange quark

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