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Volume 281 - The 26th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2016) - QCD: Hadron Structure and Spectroscopy – Thursday 15
Antibaryon Interactions With The Nuclear Medium
J. Hrtankova,* J. Mares
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2017 May 04
Published on: 2017 May 09
This contribution deals with our recent study of antibaryon interactions with the nuclear medium within the relativistic mean-field approach using antibaryon coupling constants consistent with available experimental data. We performed calculations of $\bar{B}$ ($\bar{B}=\bar{p}, \bar{\Lambda}, \bar{\Sigma}, \bar{\Xi}$) bound states in selected nuclei. Due to the lack of information on the in-medium antihyperon annihilation near threshold only the $\bar{p}$ absorption was considered. It was described by the imaginary part of a phenomenological optical potential fitted to $\bar{p}$-atom data. The annihilation was treated dynamically, taking into account explicitly the reduced phase space for annihilation products in the nuclear medium, as well as the compressed nuclear density due to the antiproton. The energy available for the annihilation products was evaluated self-consistently, considering additional energy shift due to particle momenta in the ${\bar p}$-nucleus system. Corresponding $\bar{p}$ widths were significantly reduced, however, they still remain sizable.
Next, the $\bar{p}$-nucleus interaction was constructed using the latest version of the Paris $\bar{N}N$ potential. Related scattering amplitudes were used to define the complex $\bar{p}$ optical potential in the nuclear medium. The resulting $\bar{p}$ $1s$ binding energies are about 10\% smaller and widths about 20\% larger than those obtained with the phenomenological approach.
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