Prospects for hypernuclear physics at Mainz: From KAOS@MAMI to PANDA@FAIR

A. Esser, S. Nagao, F. Schulz, S. Bleser, M. Steinen, P. Achenbach, C. Ayerbe Gayoso, R. Böhm, O. Borodina, D. Bosnar, A. Botvina, V. Bozkurt, L. Debenjak, M. O. Distler, I. Friščić, Y. Fujii, T. Gogami, M. Gómez Rodríguez, O. Hashimoto, S. HiroseH. Kanda, M. Kaneta, E. Kim, Y. Kohl, J. Kusaka, A. Margaryan, H. Merkel, M. Mihovilovič, U. Müller, S. N. Nakamura, J. Pochodzalla, C. Rappold, J. Reinhold, T. R. Saito, A. Sanchez Lorente, S. Sánchez Majos, B. S. Schlimme, M. Schoth, C. Sfienti, S. Širca, L. Tang, M. Thiel, K. Tsukada, A. Weber, K. Yoshida

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Abstract

At the Mainz Microtron hypernuclei are produced by (e, e 'K) reactions. A dedicated kaon spectrometer located at 0° with respect to the electron beam is used to detect kaons emitted in forward direction thus tagging events involving strangeness production. By measuring the momenta of pions from two body weak decays using high resolution magnetic spectrometers one gains direct access to the ground state masses of the produced hyperfragments. At FAIR the PANDA Collaboration intends to produce double-hypernuclei by numbers with an antiproton beam and study their high resolution γ-spectroscopy thus providing for the first time precise information on the level structure of these nuclei. The status of both experiments is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-529
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Physics A
Volume914
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep

Keywords

  • Hypernuclei
  • Spectroscopy
  • Weak decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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