Monts, L. David
Dunne, A. James
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Hadron propagation in the nuclear medium is essential for building an accurate model of the nuclear many-body system. Quasiree electron scattering from nuclei is one of the tools used in the study of hadron propagation effects in the nuclear medium. Electroproduction and propagation of class=SpellE>kaons from nuclei provides an additional (strangeness) degree of freedom, inaccessible with other hadrons. An experiment to measure the transparency of pions was completed in Dec 2004 at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Hall C. Using same data set, we report the first measurement of the nuclear transparency of class=SpellE>kaons for 12C, 63Cu and 197Au nuclei at Q2= 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 (GeV/c)2. We have also extracted the average effective kaon-nucleus cross section from the nuclear transparency. The Q2 and A dependence of the transparency and average effective cross section are compared to results from kaon-nucleus scattering data and found consistent within experimental uncertainties.
Nuruzzaman, Nofirstname, "Effective kaon-nucleon cross section from nuclear transparency measured in the mass number of the nucleus (electron, scattered electron, kaons) reaction" (2010). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 1701.