Aug 12 – 18, 2012
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Lambda-Lambda correlation in high-energy heavy-ion collisions

Aug 16, 2012, 4:00 PM
Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Regency 1/3 and Ambassador

Poster Correlations and fluctuations Poster Session Reception


Akira Ohnishi (Kyoto University)


We study Lambda-Lambda correlation in high-energy heavy-ion collisions based on the Lambda-Lambda interactions proposed so far. Lambda-Lambda interaction and the existence of H-dibaryon are long-standing problems in hadron physics. Since high-energy heavy-ion collisions at RHIC and LHC can be utilized as the exotic hadron factories [1], they would also provide information on exotic interactions such as Lambda-Lambda, Lambda-Sigma, Lambda-Xi interactions, which are important to understand neutron star matter EOS. We have analyzed recent STAR data [2] and find that small negative scattering length (1/a_0 < -1 fm^{-1}) and large effective range (r_{eff} > 3 fm) are favored for Lambda-Lambda interaction [3]. This is consistent with quark model interaction (fss2), recent boson exchange potential (NSC97), and old boson exchange potentials (ND, NF) with large hard-core radius. In the presentation, we first discuss how precisely we can constrain Lambda-Lambda interaction from heavy-ion data. We also discuss the effects of feed from heavier hyperons and coupling effects with Xi-N channel, and Lambda-Lambda correlation measured in (K-,K+) reactions [4]. [1] S. Cho et al.(ExHIC collab.), Phys.Rev.Lett.106, 212001 (2011). [2] Neha Shar et al.(STAR collab.), Acta Phys. Pol. B Proc. Suppl. 5, 593 (2012) [arXiv:1112.0590]. [3] A. Ohnishi, T. Furumoto, in preparation. [4] C.J.Yoon et al. (KEK-E522 collab.), Phys. Rev. C75, 022201 (2007); A. Ohnishi et al., Nucl. Phys. A670, 297c (2000).

Primary author

Akira Ohnishi (Kyoto University)


Dr Takenori Furumoto (YITP, Kyoto University / Nishina center, RIKEN)

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