The reaction gamma p --> K(0)Sigma(+) has been measured with the SAPHIR det
ector at the electron stretcher ring ELSA, The total cross section rises up
to a peak value of 1.1 mu b at a photon energy of 1.4 GeV, The differentia
l cross sections d sigma/d Omega are consistent with being flat throughout
the measured energy range. The first measurement of the Sigma(+) polarizati
on in photon induced reactions was obtained. (C) 1999 Published by Elsevier
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