Study of baryonic resonances and ρ meson production in the reaction pp → ppπ+π− at 3.5 GeV with HADES
Institut de Physique Nucléaire, CNRS-IN2P3, Univ. Paris Sud, Univ. Paris-Saclay, 91406 Orsay Cedex, France
* e-mail: μbelounnas@ipno.in2p3.fr
Published online: 1 February 2019
We report on measurements of baryon resonance and ρ meson production in the exclusive pp → ppπ+π− channel at a beam kinetic energy of 3.5 GeV measured with the HADES experimental setup. The differential distributions are compared to Monte Carlo simulations based on a resonance model assuming an incoherent sum of contributions of various baryonic resonances with masses below 2 GeV and using inputs from one pion production measured in the same experiment. A very good description of the two pion production is achieved allowing for an estimate of the contribution of one and double baryon-resonance excitation. Using appropriate kinematical cuts the ρ meson signal could also be extracted.
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