Formation of -mesic nuclei using the recoilless (d,3He) reaction
R.S. Hayano1 - S. Hirenzaki2 - A. Gillitzer3
1 Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033,
2 Department of Physics, Nara Women's University, Nara 630-8506, Japan
3 Physik Department E12, Technische Universität München, D-85748 Garching, Germany
Received: 15 February 1999 / Revised version: 21 May 1999 Communicated by Th. Walcher
We discuss the possibility to use the recoilless (d,3He) reaction to produce bound states of and mesons in light nuclei. We calculate meson bound states in the nucleus using an optical potential and their formation cross sections with the Green function method, and show that it should be feasible to experimentally observe mesic nuclei in the excitation energy spectrum and to deduce the meson mass shift in nuclei. This method discussed here is complementary to the dilepton invariant-mass spectroscopy, commonly used to study in-medium vector meson masses.
25.10.+s Nuclear reactions involving few-nucleon systems - 14.40.Aq , K, and mesons - 36.10.Gv Mesonic atoms and molecules, hyperonic atoms and molecules