In nuclear physics, there is a discrepancy between theory and experiment concerning the number of existing nucleon resonances. Current models predict far more states than have been observed. In particular, few searches have found excited nucleon resonances with energies above 2.2 GeV in the K Lambda channel. To investigate high-mass nucleon resonances, efficiency-corrected yields of the reaction ep --> e K+ Lambda(1520) --> e K+ K- p in the center-of-mass energy range 2.1-4.5 GeV are constructed utilizing Jefferson Lab's CLAS12 detector. This paper presents the results of an analysis searching for high-mass nucleon resonances in the K Lambda channel between 2.1-4.5 GeV.
- Efficiency-Corrected Yields of K Lambda(1520) Channel in Search of High-Mass Nucleon Resonances