Precursor of chiral symmetry restoration in the nuclear medium

T. Hatsuda, T. Kunihiro, H. Shimizu

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Spectral enhancement near the 2mp threshold in the I = J = 0 channel in nuclei is shown to be a distinct signal of the partial restoration of chiral symmetry. The relevance of this phenomenon with the possible detection of 2π0and 2γ in hadron-nucleus and photon-nucleus reactions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2840-2843
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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