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Kaon properties and cross sections in nuclear medium

By K. Tsushima, A. Sibirtsev and A. W. Thomas

Abstract

Results for the $\pi + N \to \Lambda, \Sigma + K$ reactions in nuclear matter of Ref. nucl-th/0004011 are presented. To evaluate the in-medium modification of the reaction amplitude as a function of the baryonic density we introduce relativistic, mean-field potentials for the initial, final and intermediate mesonic and baryonic states in the resonance model. These vector and scalar potentials were calculated using the quark meson coupling model. Contrary to earlier work which has not allowed for the change of the cross section in medium, we find that the data for kaon production at SIS energies are consistent with a repulsive $K^+$-nucleus potential.Comment: 5 pages, 3 postscript figures included, uses iopart.cls and iopart10.clo (included), presented by K.T. at the 5th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter, July 20 - 25, 2000, Berkeley, California, to be published in the proceedings, J. Phys. G. An explanation has been added in Sec. 3 with a new figur

Topics: Nuclear Theory, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Nuclear Experiment
Publisher: 'IOP Publishing'
Year: 2000
DOI identifier: 10.1088/0954-3899/27/3/312
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:nucl-th/0008039

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