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J-PARC E19 experiment; Pentaquark $$Theta^+$$ search in hadronic reaction at J-PARC

Takahashi, Tomonori*; Ekawa, Hiroyuki; Hayakawa, Shuhei; Hosomi, Kenji ; Ichikawa, Yudai ; Imai, Kenichi; Sako, Hiroyuki  ; Sato, Susumu ; Sugimura, Hitoshi; Tanida, Kiyoshi  ; J-PARC E31 Collaboration*; 64 of others*

A search for the $$Theta^+$$ pentaquark in the $$pi^-p to K^-X$$ reaction was performed at the J-PARC Hadron Facility. Two data samples were collected in 2010 and 2012 at $$pi^-$$ beam momenta of 1.92 and 2.0 GeV/$$c$$, respectively. No peak structure was observed in the missing mass spectra obtained from either data set. The upper limit for the production cross section averaged over the scattering-angle range of $$2^{circ}$$ to $$15^{circ}$$ in the laboratory frame was found to be 0.28 $$mu$$b/sr. The decay width of the $$Theta^+$$ can be directly connected to the production cross section through a theoretical calculation using an effective Lagrangian. The estimated upper limits of the width were 0.41 and 2.8 MeV for the spin-parities of $$1/2^+$$ and $$1/2^-$$, respectively.



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