We measured the K -series X-rays of the K−pK−p exotic atom in the SIDDHARTA experiment with a gaseous hydrogen target of 1.3 g/l1.3 g/l, which is about 15 times the ρSTPρSTP of hydrogen gas. At this density, the absolute yields of kaonic X-rays, when a negatively charged kaon stopped inside the target, were determined to be View the MathML source0.012−0.003+0.004 for KαKα and View the MathML source0.043−0.011+0.012 for all the K -series transitions KtotKtot. These results, together with the KEK E228 experiment results, confirm for the first time a target density dependence of the yield predicted by the cascade models, and provide valuable information to refine the parameters used in the cascade models for the kaonic atoms.

K-series X-ray yield measurement of kaonic hydrogen atoms in a gaseous target

BELLOTTI, GIOVANNI;BUTT, ARSLAN DAWOOD;FIORINI, CARLO ETTORE;
2016

Abstract

We measured the K -series X-rays of the K−pK−p exotic atom in the SIDDHARTA experiment with a gaseous hydrogen target of 1.3 g/l1.3 g/l, which is about 15 times the ρSTPρSTP of hydrogen gas. At this density, the absolute yields of kaonic X-rays, when a negatively charged kaon stopped inside the target, were determined to be View the MathML source0.012−0.003+0.004 for KαKα and View the MathML source0.043−0.011+0.012 for all the K -series transitions KtotKtot. These results, together with the KEK E228 experiment results, confirm for the first time a target density dependence of the yield predicted by the cascade models, and provide valuable information to refine the parameters used in the cascade models for the kaonic atoms.
Atomic cascade; Kaonic atom; Kaonic hydrogen; X-ray spectroscopy; Nuclear and High Energy Physics, sezele
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