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Hyperon and Negative K-Meson Masses

Description: The following report studies the interactions of K-mesons in nuclear track emulsions and measures range-energy.
Date: September 1957
Creator: Barkas, W. H.; Giles, P. C.; Heckman, Harry H.; Inman, Fred W.; Mason, C. J. & Smith, F. M.
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K-Meson Degeneracies

Description: Abstract: "Some discussion is given of the possible real and charge parity degeneracies of K mesons. An explicit model is used to illustrate the superselection rule, which forbids the K meson to be a mixture of intrinsic parity states and at the same time conserve parity in decay. The discussion is extended to charge parity; the 01, 02 scheme appears to be more than an exercise in polarization phenomenons and to involve a radically new basic assumption--namely, that the 0-0 and 0-(-0) are degenerate states. The [tau]-0 is compared with the 02 as a long-lived K meson, and a method of experimental distinction is described."
Date: October 1956
Creator: Peaslee, D. C.
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Properties of Negtive K Mesons

Description: Report discussing interactions of 420-Mev/c K- mesons incident on a nuclear emulsion stack. Information on the differential scattering, elastic scattering, absorption events, and inelastic scattering of the mesons is provided. Additionally, the ratio of Λ to Σ hyperons produced in the primary interaction is calculated.
Date: September 1, 1957
Creator: Webb, Francis M.; Hoff, Edwin L.; Featherston, Frank Hunter; Chupp, Warren W.; Goldhaber, Gerson & Goldhaber, Sulamith
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A kaon physics program at the Fermialb Main Injector

Description: In this paper we describe a triad of kaon experiments which will form the foundation of a kaon physics program at Fermilab in the Main Injector era. These three experiments; KAMI, CKM and CPT, span the range of experiment types discussed above. KAMI will use the existing neutral kaon beam and the KTeV detector as the basis of a search for the Standard Model ultra rare decay K{sub L} {yields} {pi}{sup 0}{nu}{anti {nu}} decay mode is by far the theoretically cleanest measurement of the Standard Model parameter responsible for CP violation. CKM will measure the analogous charged kaon decay mode. Together these two experiments will determine the Standard Model contribution to CP violation independent of the B meson sector. The Standard Model parameters controlling CP violation must be observed to be the same in the K and B meson sectors in order to confirm the Standard Model as the sole source of CP violation in nature. CPT is a hybrid beam experiment using a high purity K{sup +} beam to produce a pure K{sub 0} beam in order to search for violation of CPT symmetry at a mass scale up to the Planck mass. CPT also will measure new CP violation parameters to test the Standard Model and search for rare K{sub S} decays. The Fermilab infrastructure for such a physics program largely already exists. The Main Injector will be an existing accelerator by late 1998 with beam properties comparable to any of the previous ``kaon factory`` proposals. The KTeV detector and neutral kaon beamline are unsurpassed in the world and were originally designed to also operate with the 120 GeV Main Injector beam as KAMI. The Fermilab Meson laboratory was originally designed as an area for fixed target experiments using 200 GeV proton beams. The charged kaon beam experiments ...
Date: November 1, 1997
Creator: Cooper, Peter
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Scalar and tensor couplings in kaon decays

Description: In the past few years charged kaon experiments have indicated possible scalar and tensor couplings in semileptonic kaon decays (K{yields}{pi}e{nu}). These couplings, if correct, are not predicted by the Standard Model and may indicate the onset of new physics. We present a summary of the existing data and a new, precision measurement of these couplings in the neutral kaon system based on a 3% subset of the data taken by the KTeV (E799) experiment at Fermilab.
Date: May 10, 1999
Creator: Tesarek, Richard J.
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The future of fixed target physics: Snowmass E5 working group summary

Description: Fixed target experimentation remains a vigorous and important tool. In many cases it provides the best technique to study elementary physics. Here the authors explore several areas, where, in the near future, fixed target experiments have the potential to alter the understanding of physics. These include, but are clearly not limited to, high precision tests of CP violation in the Kaon sector, ultra-precise determination of the weak mixing angle and its evolution, and lepton flavor violation.
Date: December 10, 2002
Creator: al., Krishna Kumar et
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KTeV results: Re(e'/e) and rare decay results

Description: The KTeV physics program encompasses many goals including a precision measurement of the direct CP violation parameter Re({epsilon}{prime}/{epsilon}) in K{sub S,L} {yields} {pi}{pi} decays, and studies of rare neutral kaon decays. The KTeV detector collected data during the Fermilab fixed-target runs of 1996-97 and 1999. This article focuses on the precision measurement of the direct CP violation parameter Re({epsilon}{prime}/{epsilon}) using the 1996-97 data set. In addition, measurements of the neutral kaon parameters {tau}{sub s}, {Delta}m, {phi}{sub {+-}}, {Delta}{phi} from that data set and a new measurement of the branching fraction of K{sub L} {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} from the 1997 and 1999 data also are presented.
Date: October 7, 2002
Creator: Whitmore, Juliana
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The production of {pi}{sup {+-}}, K{sup {+-}}, p, k{sup 0} and {Lambda}{sup 0} in hadronic Z{sup 0} decays

Description: The authors have measured production fractions and spectra for {pi}{sup {+-}}, K{sup {+-}} and p, and production spectra for K{sup 0} and {Lambda}{sup 0} in both hadronic Z{sup 0} decays and a Z{sup 0} {yields} light quark (uds) subset at SLD. The SLD Cherenkov Ring Imaging Detector was used to identify charged hadrons. The CCD vertex detector was used to select the enriched uds sample. For the global sample, the results are consistent with previous experiments. The authors observe a clear flavor dependence in production spectra, but only a small effect in hadron fractions and {xi} = ln(1/x{sub p}) peak positions.
Date: August 1, 1995
Creator: Baird, K.
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The Measurement of xi'/xi at Fermilab KTeV-E832

Description: The status of the analysis effort for the 25% data sample taken during the Fermilab '96-'97 fixed target run for {epsilon}'/{epsilon} measurement from KTeV is presented here. Detector performance, data statistics, background subtractions, data and monte-carlo comparison for acceptance corrections, as well as the preliminary results on K{sub L}{yields}{pi}{sup 0}{gamma}{gamma} are described in more detail. Prospects for KTeV 99, in the up coming 6 months '99 fixed target run, are also discussed here.
Date: February 15, 1999
Creator: Hsiung, Yee Bob
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Recent Results from Fermilab E690

Description: Partial wave analysis results of centrally produced mesons in the reaction pp {yields} P{sub slow}(X)P{sub fast}, with 800 GeV/c protons incident on a liquid hydrogen target are presented. In the reactions considered in this paper the (X) system decays into: a) K{sup 0}{sub s}K{sup {+-}}{pi}{sup {-+}}, b) K{sub s}K{sub s}, and c) {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}.
Date: January 1, 1998
Creator: Berisso, M. C.; Christian, D. C.; Felix, J.; Gara, A.; Gottschalk, E.; Gutierrez, G. et al.
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CP violation in neutral kaon decays

Description: A brief review of the theoretical status of CP violation in decays of neutral kaons is presented. We focus on three important topics: {epsilon}, {epsilon}`/{epsilon} and K{sub L}{yields}{pi}{sup 0}{nu}{anti {nu}}.
Date: May 1, 1997
Creator: Buchalla, G.
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Status of the KTeV experiment at Fermilab

Description: The KTeV experiment is a fixed target experiment at Fermilab. Its primary goal is the search for direct CP violation in the decay of neutral kaons. Its current status and some preliminary results will be discussed.
Date: October 1, 1997
Creator: Ben-David, R. & Collaboration, KTeV
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