Production of twin Lambda-hypernuclei from Xi(-) hyperon capture at rest

Citation
A. Ichikawa et al., Production of twin Lambda-hypernuclei from Xi(-) hyperon capture at rest, PHYS LETT B, 500(1-2), 2001, pp. 37-46
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS LETTERS B
ISSN journal
0370-2693 → ACNP
Volume
500
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
37 - 46
Database
ISI
SICI code
0370-2693(20010215)500:1-2<37:POTLFX>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
A hybrid emulsion experiment was carried out to study double-strangeness nu clei produced via Xi (-) hyperon capture at rest with the expectation of te n times larger statistics than previous experiments. We have analyzed 5% of the total emulsion and found one "twin-hypernuclei" event involving the em ission of two single-Lambda hypernuclei and a nuclear fragment from a Ehype ron stopping point. The event is interpreted as the decay of a Xi (-) + N-1 4 atomic system to He-5(Lambda) + He-5(Lambda) + He-4 + neutron. The specie s of the Xi (-)-atom and the fragmentation products are uniquely identified for the first time for twin-hypernuclei events. Combined with the results from a past hybrid-emulsion experiment, one double-Lambda hypernucleus and three twin-hypernuclei events have been found from Xi (-) captures on light emulsion nuclei. The ratio of the detected rate of double-Lambda hypernucl ei to that of twin-hypernuclei is compared with theoretical estimates. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.