Production of the neutron-rich hypernucleusΛ 10Li in the (π1, K+) double charge-exchange reaction

P. K. Saha, T. Fukuda, W. Imoto, J. K. Ahn, S. Ajimura, K. Aoki, H. C. Bhang, H. Fujioka, H. Hotchi, J. I. Hwang, T. Itabashi, B. H. Kang, H. D. Kim, M. J. Kim, T. Kishimoto, A. Krutenkova, T. Maruta, Y. Miura, K. Miwa, T. NagaeH. Noumi, H. Outa, T. Ohtaki, A. Sakaguchi, Y. Sato, M. Sekimoto, Y. Shimizu, H. Tamura, K. Tanida, A. Toyoda, M. Ukai, H. J. Yim

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In order to produce a neutron-rich A hypernucleus for the first time, we carried out an experiment by utilizing the (π-, K+) double charge-exchange reaction on a Λ10B target. We observed the production of a Λ10Li hypernucleus. The cross section for the Λ bound region was found to be 11.3 ± 1.9 nb/sr with the 1.2 GeV/c incident momentum, which is compared with the Λ10B hypernucleus production cross section, 7.8 ± 0.3 μb/sr, in the (π+, K+) reaction with a 1.05 GeV/c incident momentum beam.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052502
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 11
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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