Ξ hypernuclei C Ξ15 and Be Ξ12, and the ΞN two-body interaction

Yusuke Tanimura, Hiroyuki Sagawa, Ting Ting Sun, Emiko Hiyama

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We study the energy spectra of Ξ hypernuclei CΞ15 and BeΞ12 with a relativistic mean field (RMF) model with meson exchange ΞN interactions. The RMF parameters are optimized to reproduce the average energy of KINKA and IRRAWADDY events for the ground state and also the average energy of KISO and IBUKI events for the excited state in CΞ15. The potential depth of the average ΞN mean field potential is found to be about-12 MeV in the nuclear matter limit. We further introduce the two-body s-and p-wave interactions between valence nucleons and Ξ particle. We found that the s-wave interaction deduced from the HAL lattice QCD results is rather weak to obtain the energy difference between IRRAWADDY and KINKA events. The p-wave interaction is added and fitted to reproduce the energy difference. The resulting interaction together with the s-wave one gives a reasonable energy simultaneously for IBUKI event as an excited Ξp state. The model is further applied to predict the energy spectrum of BeΞ12.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044324
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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