A recent claim from the LHCb collaboration on the observation of two hidden-charm pentaquark states revives hopes for experimental discoveries of other multiquark baryonic states such as the H-dibaryon with a 6-quark (uuddss) configuration. Recent theoretical predictions for the mass of H-dibaryon pointing to the mass region near the ΛΛ threshold also encourage experimental searches. We have proposed a dedicated experiment to search for the H-dibaryon in the bound and unbound mass regions near ΛΛ threshold. We plan to measure production of Λ pπ−, ΛΛ and Ξ− p systems in the12C(K−, K+) reaction at J-PARC. We are now constructing a large-acceptance hyperon spectrometer consisting of a superconducting dipole magnet and a time projection chamber, which allows conclusive experimental searches with a precise 1-MeV mass resolution.
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||17th International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy and Structure, Hadron 2017 - Salamanca, Spain|
Duration: 2017 Sep 25 → 2017 Sep 29
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