18-23 March 2018
Florianopolis, Brazil
America/Sao_Paulo timezone

Study In-Medium K^+ with a Symmetric Vertex in a Light Front Approach

19 Mar 2018, 16:00
1h
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis, Brazil

Speaker

George Yabusaki (ITA - Technological Institute of Aeronautics)

Description

Using the light-front kaon wave function based on a Bethe-Salpeter amplitude model for the quark-antiquark bound state, we study the Electromagnetic Form Factor (EMFF) and other observables like charge radius and decay constant of the kaon in nuclear medium within the framework of light-front field theory. The kaon model we adopt is well constrained by previous and recent studies to explain its properties in vacuum. The in-medium kaon EMFF is evaluated for the + component of the electromagnetic current, J+, in the Breit frame. In order to consistently incorporate the constituent up and antistrange quarks of the kaon immersed in symmetric nuclear matter, we use the Quark-Meson Coupling (QMC) model, which has been widely applied to various hadronic and nuclear phenomena in a nuclear medium with success. We predict the in-medium modification of the kaon EMFF in symmetric nuclear matter. It is found that, after a fine tuning of the regulator mass, i.e. mR = 0.600 GeV, the model is suitable to fit the available experimental data in vaccum within the theoretical uncertainties, and based on this we predict the in-medium modification of the EMFF, charge radius and decay constant.

Primary author

George Yabusaki (ITA - Technological Institute of Aeronautics)

Co-authors

Wayne de Paula (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica) João Pacheco De Melo (Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul) Kazuo Tsushima (CSSM, Adelaide University) Tobias Frederico (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica)

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