H-dibaryon and hypernucleus formation in the Ξ-12C reaction at rest

J. K. Ahn, S. Aoki, K. S. Chung, M. S. Chung, H. En'yo, T. Fukuda, H. Funahashi, Y. Goto, A. Higashi, M. Ieiri, T. Iijima, M. Iinuma, K. Imai, Y. Itow, J. M. Lee, S. Makino, A. Masaike, Y. Matsuda, Y. Matsuyama, S. MiharaC. Nagoshi, I. Nomura, I. S. Park, N. Saito, M. Sekimoto, Y. M. Shin, K. S. Sim, R. Susukita, R. Takashima, F. Takeutchi, P. Tlustý, S. Weibe, S. Yokkaichi, K. Yoshida, M. Yoshida, T. Yoshida, S. Yamashita

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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Stopped-Ξ-12C reactions have been investigated with respect to H-dibaryon and hypernucleus formation with a scintillating fiber detector. Out of 5.5×103 tagged Ξ- particles via the (K-,K+) reaction we obtained 72 stopping Ξ- events with 6.7+1.1-1.4 background events after imposing kinematic constraints. Hypernuclear production has been studied by observing free Λ decays in the stopped-Ξ- reactions. From the observed Λ momentum spectrum, we have found the hypernuclear production rates to be 18±13, 65±6, and 17±12 % for double/twin-A hypernucleus, single-Λ hypernucleus, and no hypernucleus cases, respectively. With the same sample, we set upper limits on R (stopped-Ξ-12C→HX /stopped-Ξ-12C→ all) for H decaying into Λn, Σ-p, and Λpπ-, for H masses just below ΛΛ mass threshold and for H lifetime range 10-11≤τH≤10-8 s. The upper limits on R are ∼0.1-0.2, assuming all of the H decay into each decay mode. Our results give a tight constraint on the existence of the bound H, in comparison with the theoretical estimates of Aerts and Dover, albeit with different target nuclei.

ジャーナルPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
出版ステータス出版済み - 11月 2000

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学


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