Physical Review C
Background: In the absence of accurate data on the free two-body hyperon-nucleon interaction, the spectra of hypernuclei provides information on the details of the effective hyperon-nucleon interaction.
Purpose: To obtain a high-resolution binding-energy spectrum for the 9Be(e, e' K+)9ΛLi reaction.
Method: Electroproduction of the hypernucleus 9ΛLi has been studied for the first time with sub-MeV energy resolution in Hall A at Jefferson Lab on a 9Be target. In order to increase the counting rate and to provide unambiguous kaon identification, two superconducting septum magnets and a ring imaging Cherenkov detector were added to the Hall A standard equipment.
Results: The cross section to low-lying states of 9ΛLi is concentrated within 3 MeV of the ground state and can be fit with four peaks. The positions of the doublets agree with theory while a disagreement could exist with respect to the relative strengths of the peaks in the doublets. The Λ separation energy, BΛ, of 8.36 ± 0.08 (stat.) ± 0.08 (syst.) MeV was measured, in agreement with an earlier experiment.
Original Publication Citation
Urciuoli, G. M., Cusanno, F., Marrone, S., Acha, A., Ambrozewicz, P., Aniol, K. A., . . . Jefferson Lab Hall, A. C. (2015). Spectroscopy of Li-9(Lambda) by electroproduction. Physical Review C, 91(3). doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.91.034308
Urciuoli, G. M.; Hayes, D.; Hyde, C. E.; Ibrahim, H. F.; Ulmer, P.E.; and Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration, "Spectroscopy of Li-9 (Lambda) by Electroproduction" (2015). Physics Faculty Publications. 152.