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Antineutrino induced Λ(1405) production off the proton

Abstract : We have studied the strangeness-changing antineutrino-induced reactions ν¯lp→l+ϕB, with ϕB=K−p, K¯¯¯0n, π0Λ, π0Σ0, ηΛ, ηΣ0, π+Σ−, π−Σ+, K+Ξ−, and K0Ξ0, using a chiral unitary approach. These ten coupled channels are allowed to interact strongly, using a kernel derived from the chiral Lagrangians. This interaction generates two Λ(1405) poles, leading to a clear single peak in the πΣ invariant mass distributions. At backward scattering angles in the center-of-mass frame, ν¯μp→μ+π0Σ0 is dominated by the Λ(1405) state at around 1420 MeV while the lighter state becomes relevant as the angle decreases, leading to an asymmetric line shape. In addition, there are substantial differences in the shape of πΣ invariant mass distributions for the three charge channels. If observed, these differences would provide valuable information on a claimed isospin I=1, strangeness S=−1 baryonic state around 1400 MeV. Integrated cross sections have been obtained for the πΣ and K¯¯¯N channels and the impact of unitarization in the results has been investigated. The number of events with Λ(1405) excitation in ν¯μp collisions in the recent antineutrino run at the Main Injector Experiment for ν-A (MINERνA) has also been obtained. We find that this reaction channel is relevant enough to be investigated experimentally and to be taken into account in the simulation models of future experiments with antineutrino beams.
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Xiu-Lei Ren, E. Oset, L. Alvarez-Ruso, M. J. Vicente Vacas. Antineutrino induced Λ(1405) production off the proton. Physical Review C, American Physical Society, 2015, 91 (4), pp.045201. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevC.91.045201⟩. ⟨in2p3-01153852⟩



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