Correlated inclusive ΛΛ̄ production in e +e- annihilations at √s∼10.5 GeV

Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, P. Zweber, S. Ahmed, M. S. Alam, L. Jian, M. Saleem, F. Wappler, E. Eckhart, K. K. Gan, C. Gwon, T. Hart, K. Honscheid, D. Hufnagel, H. Kagan, R. Kass, T. K. Pedlar, J. B. Thayer, T. WilksenM. M. Zoeller, H. Muramatsu, S. J. Richichi, H. Severini, P. Skubic, S. A. Dytman, J. A. Mueller, S. Nani, V. Savinov, S. Chen, J. W. Hinson, J. Lee, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. L. Lyon, C. S. Park, W. Park, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, Y. S. Gao, F. Liu, Y. Maravin, I. Narsky, R. Stroynowski, M. Artuso, C. Boulahouache, K. Bukin, E. Dambasuren, K. Khroustalev, G. C. Moneti, R. Mountain, R. Nandakumar, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, A. H. Mahmood, S. E. Csorna, I. Danko, Z. Xu, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, S. McGee, A. Bornheim, E. Lipeles, S. P. Pappas, A. Shapiro, W. M. Sun, A. J. Weinstein, G. Masek, H. P. Paar, R. Mahapatra, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, F. Blanc, V. Boisvert, D. G. Cassel, P. S. Drell, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, R. S. Galik, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy

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Using a 13.7 fb-1 sample of continuum two-jet e +e- → qq̄ events collected with the CLEO detector, we have searched for correlations between Λ and Λ̄ particles, specifically in cases where the opening angle between the two particles is large and each has momentum > 1 GeV/c. Such correlations may indicate the presence of baryon number conservation at the primary quark level. A previous CLEO study of ΛcΛc correlations indicated direct, associated production of primary charmed baryons Λc: e+e- → cc̄ → ΛcΛ̄c. That effect was not observed in Monte Carlo simulations. Our current search for similar direct, associated production of Λ baryons at the primary quark level (e+e - → ss̄ → ΛΛ̄, e.g.) qualitatively indicates a similar effect, although it relies on a Monte Carlo dependent subtraction of background ΛΛ̄ production (based on the default JETSET 7.4 event generator).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052002
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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