Title

Electromagnetic decay of the Sigma(0)(1385) to Lambda gamma

Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Physics

Journal Title

Physical Review D

Pub Date

2011

Volume

83

Issue

7

Abstract

The electromagnetic decay Sigma(0)(1385) -> Lambda gamma was studied using the CLAS detector at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. A real photon beam with a maximum energy of 3.8 GeV was incident on a proton target, producing an exclusive final state of K+Sigma*(0). We report the decay widths ratio Sigma(0)(1385) -> Lambda gamma/Sigma(0)(1385) -> Lambda pi(0) = 1.42 +/- 0.12(stat)(-0.07)(+0.11)(sys)%. This ratio is larger than most theoretical predictions by factors ranging from 1.5-3, but is consistent with the only other experimental measurement. From the reported ratio we calculate the partial width and electromagnetic transition magnetic moment for Sigma(0)(1385) -> Lambda gamma.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.83.072004

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