Improved Λp elastic scattering cross sections between 0.9 and 2.0 GeV/c as a main ingredient of the neutron star equation of state

Rowley, J. et al. (2021) Improved Λp elastic scattering cross sections between 0.9 and 2.0 GeV/c as a main ingredient of the neutron star equation of state. Physical Review Letters, 127(27), 272303. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.272303)

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Abstract

Strange matter is believed to exist in the cores of neutron stars based on simple kinematics. If this is true, then hyperon-nucleon interactions will play a significant part in the neutron star equation of state. Yet, compared to other elastic scattering processes, there is very little data on Λ − N scattering. This experiment utilized the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) detector to study the Λ p → Λ p elastic scattering cross section in the incident Λ momentum range 0.9 – 2.0     GeV / c . These are the first data on this reaction since the 1970s. The new cross sections have significantly better accuracy and precision than the existing world data, and the techniques developed here can also be used in future experiments.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sokhan, Dr Daria and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and McKinnon, Dr Bryan and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Ireland, Professor David and Rosner, Professor Guenther and Wishart, Robert and Glazier, Dr Derek and Tyson, Mr Richard and Clark, Dr Laura
Authors: Rowley, J., Compton, N., Djalali, C., Hicks, K., Price, J., Zachariou, N., Adhikari, K. P., Armstrong, W. R., Atac, H., Baashen, L., Barion, L., Bashkanov, M., Battaglieri, M., Bedlinskiy, I., Benmokhtar, F., Bianconi, A., Biondo, L., Biselli, A. S., Bondi, M., Bossù, F., Boiarinov, S., Briscoe, W. J., Brooks, W. K., Bulumulla, D., Burkert, V. D., Carman, D. S., Carvajal, J. C., Celentano, A., Chatagnon, P., Chesnokov, V., Chetry, T., Ciullo, G., Clark, L., Cole, P. L., Contalbrigo, M., Costantini, G., Crede, V., D’Angelo, A., Dashyan, N., De Vita, R., Defurne, M., Deur, A., Diehl, S., Dupré, R., Egiyan, H., Ehrhart, M., El Alaoui, A., El Fassi, L., Eugenio, P., Fedotov, G., Fegan, S., Fersch, R., Filippi, A., Fradi, A., Gavalian, G., Girod, F. X., Glazier, D. I., Golubenko, A., Gothe, R. W., Griffioen, K., Guo, L., Hafidi, K., Hakobyan, H., Hattawy, M., Hayward, T. B., Heddle, D., Hobart, A., Holtrop, M., Ilieva, Y., Ireland, D. G., Isupov, E. L., Jenkins, D., Jo, H. S., Joo, K., Keller, D., Khanal, A., Khandaker, M., Kim, A., Korover, I., Kripko, A., Kubarovsky, V., Kuhn, S. E., Lanza, L., Leali, M., Lenisa, P., Livingston, K., MacGregor, I. J. D., Marchand, D., Markov, N., Marsicano, L., Mascagna, V., McCracken, M. E., McKinnon, B., McLauchlin, C., Meziani, Z. E., Migliorati, S., Mineeva, T., Mirazita, M., Mokeev, V., Munevar, E., Munoz Camacho, C., Nadel-Turonski, P., Neupane, K., Niccolai, S., Niculescu, G., O’Connell, T. R., Osipenko, M., Ostrovidov, A. I., Pandey, P., Paolone, M., Pappalardo, L. L., Pasyuk, E., Pogorelko, O., Prok, Y., Reed, T., Ripani, M., Ritman, J., Rizzo, A., Rosner, G., Sabatie, F., Salgado, C., Schmidt, A., Schumacher, R. A., Sharabian, Y. G., Shrestha, U., Sokhan, D., Soto, O., Sparveris, N., Strakovsky, I. I., Strauch, S., Tyson, R., Ungaro, M., Venturelli, L., Voskanyan, H., Vossen, A., Voutier, E., Watts, D. P., Wei, K., Wei, X., Wishart, R., Wood, M. H., Yale, B., Yurov, M., Zhang, J., and Zhao, Z. W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2021
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 127(27):272303
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence

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