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

Jung Keun 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. Mihara & 17 others C. 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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552011-5520112
Number of pages4968102
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume62
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

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Ahn, J. K., Aoki, S., Chung, K. S., Chung, M. S., En'yo, H., Fukuda, T., ... Yamashita, S. (2000). H-dibaryon and hypernucleus formation in the Ξ-12C reaction at rest. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 62(5), 552011-5520112.

H-dibaryon and hypernucleus formation in the Ξ-12C reaction at rest. / Ahn, Jung Keun; Aoki, S.; Chung, K. S.; Chung, M. S.; En'yo, H.; Fukuda, T.; Funahashi, H.; Goto, Y.; Higashi, A.; Ieiri, M.; Iijima, T.; Iinuma, M.; Imai, K.; Itow, Y.; Lee, J. M.; Makino, S.; Masaike, A.; Matsuda, Y.; Matsuyama, Y.; Mihara, S.; Nagoshi, C.; Nomura, I.; Park, I. S.; Saito, N.; Sekimoto, M.; Shin, Y. M.; Sim, K. S.; Susukita, R.; Takashima, R.; Takeutchi, F.; Tlustý, P.; Weibe, S.; Yokkaichi, S.; Yoshida, K.; Yoshida, M.; Yoshida, T.; Yamashita, S.

In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, Vol. 62, No. 5, 01.11.2000, p. 552011-5520112.

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Ahn, JK, Aoki, S, Chung, KS, Chung, MS, En'yo, H, Fukuda, T, Funahashi, H, Goto, Y, Higashi, A, Ieiri, M, Iijima, T, Iinuma, M, Imai, K, Itow, Y, Lee, JM, Makino, S, Masaike, A, Matsuda, Y, Matsuyama, Y, Mihara, S, Nagoshi, C, Nomura, I, Park, IS, Saito, N, Sekimoto, M, Shin, YM, Sim, KS, Susukita, R, Takashima, R, Takeutchi, F, Tlustý, P, Weibe, S, Yokkaichi, S, Yoshida, K, Yoshida, M, Yoshida, T & Yamashita, S 2000, 'H-dibaryon and hypernucleus formation in the Ξ-12C reaction at rest', Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 552011-5520112.
Ahn JK, Aoki S, Chung KS, Chung MS, En'yo H, Fukuda T et al. H-dibaryon and hypernucleus formation in the Ξ-12C reaction at rest. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics. 2000 Nov 1;62(5):552011-5520112.
Ahn, Jung Keun ; Aoki, S. ; Chung, K. S. ; Chung, M. S. ; En'yo, H. ; Fukuda, T. ; Funahashi, H. ; Goto, Y. ; Higashi, A. ; Ieiri, M. ; Iijima, T. ; Iinuma, M. ; Imai, K. ; Itow, Y. ; Lee, J. M. ; Makino, S. ; Masaike, A. ; Matsuda, Y. ; Matsuyama, Y. ; Mihara, S. ; Nagoshi, C. ; Nomura, I. ; Park, I. S. ; Saito, N. ; Sekimoto, M. ; Shin, Y. M. ; Sim, K. S. ; Susukita, R. ; Takashima, R. ; Takeutchi, F. ; Tlustý, P. ; Weibe, S. ; Yokkaichi, S. ; Yoshida, K. ; Yoshida, M. ; Yoshida, T. ; Yamashita, S. / H-dibaryon and hypernucleus formation in the Ξ-12C reaction at rest. In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics. 2000 ; Vol. 62, No. 5. pp. 552011-5520112.
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