Observation of a Be double-Lambda hypernucleus in the J-PARC E07 experiment

H. Ekawa, K. Agari, J. K. Ahn, T. Akaishi, Y. Akazawa, S. Ashikaga, B. Bassalleck, S. Bleser, Y. Endo, Y. Fujikawa, N. Fujioka, M. Fujita, R. Goto, Y. Han, S. Hasegawa, T. Hashimoto, S. H. Hayakawa, T. Hayakawa, E. Hayata, K. HicksE. Hirose, M. Hirose, R. Honda, K. Hoshino, S. Hoshino, K. Hosomi, S. H. Hwang, Y. Ichikawa, M. Ichikawa, M. Ieiri, K. Imai, K. Inaba, Y. Ishikawa, A. Iskendir, H. Ito, K. Ito, W. S. Jung, S. Kanatsuki, H. Kanauchi, A. Kasagi, T. Kawai, M. H. Kim, S. H. Kim, S. Kinbara, R. Kiuchi, H. Kobayashi, K. Kobayashi, T. Koike, A. Koshikawa, J. Y. Lee, J. W. Lee, T. L. Ma, S. Y. Matsumoto, M. Minakawa, K. Miwa, A. T. Moe, T. J. Moon, M. Moritsu, Y. Nagase, Y. Nakada, M. Nakagawa, D. Nakashima, K. Nakazawa, T. Nanamura, M. Naruki, A. N.L. Nyaw, Y. Ogura, M. Ohashi, K. Oue, S. Ozawa, J. Pochodzalla, S. Y. Ryu, H. Sako, Y. Sasaki, S. Sato, Y. Sato, F. Schupp, K. Shirotori, M. M. Soe, M. K. Soe, J. Y. Sohn, H. Sugimura, K. N. Suzuki, H. Takahashi, T. Takahashi, Y. Takahashi, T. Takeda, H. Tamura, K. Tanida, A. M.M. Theint, K. T. Tint, Y. Toyama, M. Ukai, E. Umezaki, T. Watabe, K. Watanabe, T. O. Yamamoto, S. B. Yang, C. S. Yoon, J. Yoshida, M. Yoshimoto, D. H. Zhang, Z. Zhang

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A double-Λ hypernucleus, ΛΛ Be, was observed by the J-PARC E07 Collaboration in nuclear emulsions tagged by the (K-, K+) reaction. This event was interpreted as the production and decay of _ΛΛ;10 Be, ΛΛ;11 Be, or ΛΛ;12 Be∗ via Xi- capture in 16 O. By assuming capture in the atomic 3D state, the binding energies of two Λ hyperons (B_ΛΛ) of these double-Λ hypernuclei are obtained to be 15.05 pm 0.11,mathrmMeV, 19.07 pm 0.11,mathrmMeV, and 13.68 pm 0.11,mathrmMeV, respectively. Based on the kinematic fitting, ΛΛ;11 Be is the most likely explanation for the observed event.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021D02
JournalProgress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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