Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

The European Physical Journal A

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 257-268

First online:

Kaonic production of \( \Lambda\)(1405) off deuteron target in chiral dynamics

  • D. JidoAffiliated withYukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University Email author 
  • , E. OsetAffiliated withDepartamento de Física Teórica and IFIC, Centro Mixto Universidad de Valencia-CSIC, Institutos de Investigación de Paterna
  • , T. SekiharaAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

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The K--induced production of \( \Lambda\)(1405) is investigated in K - d \( \rightarrow\) \( \pi\) \( \Sigma\) n reactions based on coupled-channels chiral dynamics, in order to discuss the resonance position of the \( \Lambda\)(1405) in the \( \bar{{K}}\) N channel. We find that the K - d \( \rightarrow\) \( \Lambda\)(1405)n process favors the production of \( \Lambda\)(1405) initiated by the \( \bar{{K}}\) N channel. The present approach indicates that the \( \Lambda\)(1405) -resonance position is 1420MeV rather than 1405MeV in the \( \pi\) \( \Sigma\) invariant-mass spectra of K - d \( \rightarrow\) \( \pi\) \( \Sigma\) n reactions. This is consistent with an observed spectrum of the K - d \( \rightarrow\) \( \pi^{{+}}_{}\) \( \Sigma^{{-}}_{}\) n with 686-844MeV/c incident K- by bubble chamber experiments done in the 70s. Our model also reproduces the measured \( \Lambda\)(1405) production cross-section.


14.20.Jn Hyperons 25.80.Nv Kaon-induced reactions 13.75.Jz Kaon-baryon interactions 12.39.Fe Chiral Lagrangians