Two-baryon potentials and H-dibaryon from 3-flavor lattice QCD simulations

Takashi Inoue, Sinya Aoki, Takumi Doi, Tetsuo Hatsuda, Yoichi Ikeda, Noriyoshi Ishii, Keiko Murano, Hidekatsu Nemura, Kenji Sasaki

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Baryon-baryon potentials are obtained from 3-flavor QCD simulations with the lattice volume L≃4 fm, the lattice spacing a≃0.12 fm, and the pseudo-scalar-meson mass M ps=469-1171 MeV. The NN scattering phase-shifts and the mass of H-dibaryon in the flavor SU(3) limit are extracted from the resultant potentials by solving the Schrödinger equation. The NN phase-shifts in the SU(3) limit is shown to have qualitatively similar behavior as the experimental data. A bound H-dibaryon in the SU(3) limit is found to exist in the flavor-singlet J P=0 + channel with the binding energy of about 26 MeV for the lightest quark mass M ps=469 MeV. Effect of flavor SU(3) symmetry breaking on the H-dibaryon is estimated by solving the coupled-channel Schrödinger equation for ΛΛ-NΞ-σσ with the physical baryon masses and the potential matrix obtained in the SU(3) limit: a resonant H-dibaryon is found between ΛΛ and NΞ thresholds in this treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-43
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics A
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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