Spin polarization and weak decay of polarized Λ hypernuclei

T. Kishimoto, S. Ajimura, H. Ejiri, K. Ikeda, M. Ishikawa, T. Nakano, A. Okusu, N. Shinkai, Y. Tanaka, T. Hasegawa, O. Hashimoto, T. Nagae, M. Sekimoto, T. Shibata, H. Noumi, K. Manabe, K. Maeda, T. Takahashi, H. Bhang, H. ParkM. Youn

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Weak nonmesonic decay of Λ hypernuclei is almost unique way to study strangeness changing weak ΛN → NN process. The study of branching ratio gave spin-isospin structure of the the nonmesonic decay. A recent experiment, which observed asymmetry of protons from the polarized Λ hypernuclei, gives the interference term of amplitudes between different parities. It is shown that the asymmetry parameter elucidates the dominant part of the nonmesonic decay mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-270
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Sept 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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