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On the structure observed in the in-flight $$^{3}$$He($$K^{-}, Lambda p)n$$ reaction at J-PARC

Sekihara, Takayasu; Oset, E.*; Ramos, A.*

In this contribution we theoretically investigate what is the origin of the peak structure observed in the E15 experiment of the in-flight $$^{3}$$He($$K^{-}, Lambda p)n$$ reaction at J-PARC, which could be a signal of the lightest kaonic nuclei, that is, the $$bar{K} N N (I=1/2)$$ state. For the investigation, we evaluate the $$Lambda p$$ invariant mass spectrum assuming two possible scenarios to interpret the experimental peak. One assumes that the $$Lambda(1405)$$ resonance is generated after the emission of an energetic neutron from the absorption of the initial $$K^-$$, not forming a bound state with the remaining proton. The other scenario implies that, after the emission of the energetic neutron, a $$bar{K} N N$$ bound state is formed. Our results show that the experimental signal observed in the in-flight $$^{3}$$He($$K^{-}, Lambda p)n$$ reaction at J-PARC is qualitatively well reproduced by the assumption that a $$bar{K} N N$$ bound state is generated in the reaction, definitely discarding the interpretation in terms of an uncorrelated $$Lambda (1405) p$$ state.



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Category:Physics, Multidisciplinary



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