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Role of Delta exchange for proton-antiproton annihilation into two-pion and three-pion channels

By M Betz, E A Veit and J Haidenbauer


Proton-antiproton annihilation into two pions and three pions is studied in a baryon-exchange model. Annihilation diagrams involving nucleon as well as Delta-resonance exchanges are included consistently in the two- and three-pion channels. Effects from the initial-state interaction are fully taken into account. A comparison of the influence of the Delta exchange on the considered annihilation channels is made and reveals that its importance for three-pion annihilation is strongly reduced as compared to two-pion annihilation. It is found that annihilation into three uncorrelated pions can yield up to 10 % of the total experimentally observed three-pion annihilation cross section

Topics: Nuclear Physics
Year: 2002
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