3 years ago

Search for a hidden strange baryon-meson bound state from $\phi$ production in a nuclear medium.

Haiyan Gao, Hongxia Huang, Fan Wang, Jialun Ping, Zhiwen Zhao, Tianbo Liu

We investigate the hidden strange light baryon-meson system. With the resonating-group method, two bound states, $\eta'-N$ and $\phi-N$, are found in the quark delocalization color screening model. Focusing on the $\phi-N$ bound state around 1950\,MeV, we obtain the total decay width of about 4\,MeV by calculating the phase shifts in the resonance scattering processes. To study the feasibility of an experimental search for the $\phi-N$ bound state, we perform a Monte Carlo simulation of the bound state production with an electron beam and a gold target. In the simulation, we use the CLAS12 detector with the Forward Tagger and the BONUS12 detector in Hall B at Jefferson Lab. Both the signal and the background channels are estimated. We demonstrate that the signal events can be separated from the background with some momentum cuts. Therefore it is feasible to experimentally search for the $\phi-N$ bound state through the near threshold $\phi$ meson production from heavy nuclei.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1701.03210

DOI: arXiv:1701.03210v2

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.