Search for the H-dibaryon resonance in C12 (K-,K+ΛΛX)

C. J. Yoon, H. Akikawa, K. Aoki, Y. Fukao, H. Funahashi, M. Hayata, K. Imai, K. Miwa, H. Okada, N. Saito, H. D. Sato, K. Shoji, H. Takahashi, K. Taketani, J. Asai, M. Kurosawa, M. Ieiri, T. Hayakawa, T. Kishimoto, A. SatoY. Shimizu, K. Yamamoto, T. Yoshida, T. Hibi, K. Nakazawa, Jung Keun Ahn, B. H. Choi, S. J. Kim, S. H. Kim, B. D. Park, I. G. Park, J. S. Song, C. S. Yoon, K. Tanida, A. Ohnishi

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The H-dibaryon resonance was sought by a ΛΛ invariant mass spectrum that was obtained by the C12 (K-,K+ΛΛX) reactions. We observed a bump near the ΛΛ threshold, as reported by the previous experiment (KEK E224), with better statistics. Data were compared with results of a cascade model calculation including ΛΛ final state interactions consistent with the newly measured binding energy of ΛΛ6He. No significant enhancements above levels of the model predictions were observed. The resulting upper limit for the production cross section of the H with a mass range between the ΛΛ and ΞN threshold is found to be 2.1 ± 0.6 (stat.) ± 0.1 (syst.) μb/sr at a 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022201
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 7
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Yoon, C. J., Akikawa, H., Aoki, K., Fukao, Y., Funahashi, H., Hayata, M., Imai, K., Miwa, K., Okada, H., Saito, N., Sato, H. D., Shoji, K., Takahashi, H., Taketani, K., Asai, J., Kurosawa, M., Ieiri, M., Hayakawa, T., Kishimoto, T., ... Ohnishi, A. (2007). Search for the H-dibaryon resonance in C12 (K-,K+ΛΛX). Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 75(2), [022201].