Measuring (KSK +/-)-K-0 interactions using pp collisions at root s=7 TeV

Acharya, S, Acosta, FT, Adamova, D, Adler, A, Adolfsson, J, Aggarwal, MM, Rinella, G Aglieri, Agnello, M, Agrawal, N, Ahammed, Z
et al (show 1016 more authors) (2019) Measuring (KSK +/-)-K-0 interactions using pp collisions at root s=7 TeV. PHYSICS LETTERS B, 790. pp. 22-34.

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We present the first measurements of femtoscopic correlations between the KS0 and K± particles in pp collisions at s=7 TeV measured by the ALICE experiment. The observed femtoscopic correlations are consistent with final-state interactions proceeding solely via the a0(980) resonance. The extracted kaon source radius and correlation strength parameters for KS0K− are found to be equal within the experimental uncertainties to those for KS0K+. Results of the present study are compared with those from identical-kaon femtoscopic studies also performed with pp collisions at s=7 TeV by ALICE and with a KS0K± measurement in Pb–Pb collisions at sNN=2.76 TeV. Combined with the Pb–Pb results, our pp analysis is found to be compatible with the interpretation of the a0(980) having a tetraquark structure instead of that of a diquark.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5106 Nuclear and Plasma Physics, 5107 Particle and High Energy Physics, 51 Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 08:31
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 18:59
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.12.033
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