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ABSTRACT: Inclusive baryon-antibaryon pair production was studied in two-photon events which were collected at thee
− collider TRISTAN, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 303 pb−1. Correlations between a baryon and an antibaryon were studied for their flavors (p orΛ) and their momentum vectors. The experimental results were compared with the expectations from a jet-fragmentation Monte
Carlo simulation. We have found that although the ratios of the cross sections of different baryon-flavor combinations are
consistent with the Monte Carlo expectations, the cross section shows an excess over the Monte Carlo expectation in a low
invariant-mass region of final-state particles at large angles, that indicates a significant contribution from higher-order
QCD or non-perturbative effects. The experimental data show no narrow azimuthal-angle correlation, which is expected from
a jet-fragmentation Monte Carlo. A search for exclusiveΛ pair production has also been made. We have no candidates and have obtained the upper limit for the cross section.
Zeitschrift für Physik C 11/1995; 69(1):597-606.