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    The properties of kaonic nuclei in relativistic mean-field theory

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    The static properties of some possible light and moderate kaonic nuclei, from C to Ti, are studied in the relativistic mean-field theory. The 1s and 1p state binding energies of KK^- are in the range of 739673\sim 96 MeV and 226322\sim 63 MeV, respectively. The binding energies of 1p states increase monotonically with the nucleon number A. The upper limit of the widths are about 42±1442\pm 14 MeV for the 1s states, and about 71±1071\pm 10 MeV for the 1p states. The lower limit of the widths are about 12±412\pm 4 MeV for the 1s states, and 21±321\pm 3 MeV for the 1p states. If V030V_{0}\leq 30 MeV, the discrete KK^- bound states should be identified in experiment. The shrinkage effect is found in the possible kaonic nuclei. The interior nuclear density increases obviously, the densest center density is about 2.1ρ02.1\rho_{0}.Comment: 9 pages, 2 tables and 1 figure, widths are considered, changes a lo

    Future directions in kaonic atom physics

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    Recent progress and open problems in kaonic atom physics are presented. A connection between phenomenological deep potentials and the underlying KNK^-N interaction is established as well as the need for a theory for multinucleon absorption of kaons. KK^- absorption at rest to specific Λ\Lambda hypernuclei states is briefly discussed.Comment: 6 pages, 3 figures, proceedings of the EXA2011 conference, to appear in Hyperfine Interaction

    Inclusive and semi-inclusive pion production in pp collisions at 102 and 400 GeV/c

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    We present a comparative study of inclusive and semi-inclusive pion production in pp collisions at 102 and 400 GeV/c. In particular, we examine the correlation between transverse and longitudinal momentum variables and the energy dependence of invariant cross sections.Peer Reviewedhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/21788/1/0000183.pd

    Antiproton proton annihilations at 1.6-2.2 GeV/c into final states with a K1o meson

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    Antiproton proton annihilations into final states containing at least one K1o meson have been studied in a 150 000 picture bubble chamber experiment. The experiment covered six incident antiproton momenta in the range 1.6-2.2 GeV/c. Cross sections at each incident momentum are determined for the more abundantly produced final states, and momentum averaged cross sections are determined for some rarer final states, including . Copious resonance production, including double resonance production, is observed, and percentage contributions of different resonance channels are evaluated. Cross sections and resonance fractions are compared with results of other experiments at antiproton momenta in the range 0.7-3.7 GeV/c.Peer Reviewedhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/34085/1/0000364.pd

    Branching ratio change in K- absorption at rest and the nature of the Lambda(1405)

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    We investigate in-medium corrections to the branching ratio in K- absorption at rest and their effect on the (positively and negatively) charged pion spectrum. The in-medium corrections are due to Pauli blocking, which arises if the Lambda(1405) is assumed to be a Kˉ\bar{K}-nucleon bound state and leads to a density and momentum dependent mass shift of the Lambda(1405). Requiring that the optical potential as well as the branching ratio are derived from the same elementary T-matrix, we find that the in-medium corrected, density dependent T-matrix gives a better description of the K- absorption reaction than the free, density-independent one. This result suggests that the dominant component of the Lambda(1405) wave function is the KˉN\bar{K}N bound state.Comment: 8 Pages, Revtex with epsf, and embedded 8 ps figure

    Production properties of low-mass systems in pp collisions at 102 GeV/c

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    We examine in detail the properties of low-mass systems produced in the inclusive reaction p + p --> p + anything at 102 GeV/c. We find that the internal characteristics of these low-mass nucleon-multipion systems (the "anything"), at fixed values of mass (M), are similar to those found for produced hadrons in high-energy collisions at fixed incident hadron energies . The resemblance between the properties of the M2 system and the characteristics of [pi]p collisions at s = M2 is particularly striking.Peer Reviewedhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/22250/1/0000686.pd

    Laboratory angular distributions for the production of charged secondaries in inelastic proton-proton collisions at 102 GeV/c

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    Lab angular distributions for the production of charged secondary particles in inelastic proton-proton collisions are presented. Data are separately displayed for protons and for positive and negative mesons (pions and kaons combined).Peer Reviewedhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/22255/1/0000691.pd

    Search for Ultra High Energy (UHE) γ-ray counterparts of BATSE 3B catalog events

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    We search for a Ultra High Energy (E>1014 eV)(E>1014eV) counterpart source to cosmic γ-ray bursts detected with the BATSE detectors. Using the 3B catalog positions, we examine 115 candidate bursts with the CASA-MIA detector for UHE γ-ray emission at or near the time of the observed γ-ray burst. No statistically significant excess of γ-rays is found from any of the candidate event regions. Based upon these results, we calculate the flux limits for UHE emission from these candidate event regions. Typical 95% confidence level flux limits are about 6×10−12 γ  cm−2 sec−16×10−12γcm−2sec−1 at a γ-ray detection threshold of 160 TeV. © 1996 American Institute of Physics.Peer Reviewedhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/87368/2/598_1.pd
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