Hypernuclear production cross section in the reaction of 6Li + 12C at 2A GeV

C. Rappold, T. R. Saito, O. Bertini, S. Bianchin, V. Bozkurt, E. Kim, M. Kavatsyuk, Y. Ma, F. Maas, S. Minami, D. Nakajima, B. Özel-Tashenov, K. Yoshida, P. Achenbach, S. Ajimura, T. Aumann, C. Ayerbe Gayoso, H. C. Bhang, C. Caesar, S. ErturkT. Fukuda, B. Göküzüm, E. Guliev, J. Hoffmann, G. Ickert, Z. S. Ketenci, D. Khaneft, M. Kim, S. Kim, K. Koch, N. Kurz, A. Le Fèvre, Y. Mizoi, L. Nungesser, W. Ott, J. Pochodzalla, A. Sakaguchi, C. J. Schmidt, M. Sekimoto, H. Simon, T. Takahashi, G. J. Tambave, H. Tamura, W. Trautmann, S. Voltz, C. J. Yoon

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Hypernuclear production cross sections have been deduced for the first time with induced reaction of heavy ion beam on fixed target and by means of the invariant mass method by the HypHI Collaboration exploiting the reaction of 6Li + 12C at 2A GeV or sNN=2.70 GeV. A production cross section of 3.9±1.4 μb for 3ΛH and of 3.1±1.0 μb for 4ΛH respectively in the projectile rapidity region was inferred as well as the total production cross section of the Λ hyperon was measured and found to be equal to 1.7±0.8 mb. A global fit based on a Bayesian approach was performed in order to include and propagate statistical and systematic uncertainties. Production ratios of 3ΛH/4ΛH, 3ΛH/Λ and 4ΛH/Λ were included in the inference procedure. The strangeness population factors S3 and S4 of 3ΛH and 4ΛH respectively were extracted. In addition, the multiplicities of the Λ hyperon, 3ΛH, and 4ΛH together with the rapidity and transversal momentum density distributions of the observed hypernuclei were extracted and reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 27


  • Heavy ion collision
  • Hypernuclei
  • Production cross section
  • Relativistic energy
  • Yield ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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