Hyperon production in e+e- interactions in the upsilon region

M. S. Alam, S. E. Csorna, L. Garren, M. D. Mestayer, R. S. Panvini, Xia Yi, P. Avery, C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, D. G. Cassel, J. W. DeWire, R. Ehrlich, T. Ferguson, R. Galik, M. G.D. Gilchriese, B. Gittelman, M. Halling, D. L. Hartill, S. Holzner, M. ItoJ. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, Y. Kubota, N. B. Mistry, F. Morrow, E. Nordberg, M. Ogg, A. Silverman, P. C. Stein, S. Stone, D. Weber, R. Wilcke, A. J. Sadoff, R. Giles, J. F. Hassard, M. Hempstead, K. Kinoshita, W. W. MacKay, F. M. Pipkin, Richard Wilson, P. Haas, T. Jensen, H. Kagan, R. Kass, S. Behrends, K. Chadwick, J. Chauveau, T. Gentile, Jan M. Guida, Joan A. Guida, A. C. Melissinos, S. L. Olsen, G. Parkhurst, D. Peterson, R. Poling, C. Rosenfeld, E. H. Thorndike, P. Tipton, D. Besson, J. Green, R. G. Hicks, R. Namjoshi, F. Sannes, P. Skubic, A. Snyder, R. Stone, A. Chen, M. Goldberg, M. E. Hejazifar, N. Horwitz, A. Jawahery, P. Lipari, G. C. Moneti, C. G. Trahern, H. Van Hecke

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Abstract

We report measurements from the CLEO detector of the rate of Ξ and Λ production in e+e- interactions in the upsilon region. Hyperon production from the decay of the (1s) is compared with continuum e+e- data. The ratio of the production rates of Λ (and Λ - ) to K0 (and K - 0) on the (1s) is 0.21 ± 0.03, much larger than in the continuum, 0.07 ± 0.01. The ratios of the production rates of the Ξ and Λ are comparable, 0.10±0.02[(1S)] and 0.07 ± 0.02 (continuum). We discuss some implications of the data for gluon and quark fragmentation models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

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