A double-hyperfragment event has been found in a hybrid-emulsion experiment. It is identified uniquely as the sequential decay of 6 ∧ ∧ He emitted from a hyperon nuclear capture at rest. The mas of 6 ∧∧ He and the ∧ − ∧ interaction energy ΔB∧ ∧ have been measured for the first time devoid of the ambiguities due to the possibilities of excited states. The value of ΔB∧∧ is 1.01 ± 0.20+ 0.018 -0.11MeV. This demonstrates that the ∧ − ∧ interaction is weakly attractive.
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