Studying hadrons in matter with PANDA
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With the PANDA experiment at the FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany it will be possible to investigate antiproton-nucleus reactions in an energy range not explored so far. This provides opportunities for unique measurements of which some are outlined in this article. Possible modifications of hadron properties in nuclear matter is subject of extensive theoretical and experimental studies. With PANDA it will be possible to extend this kind of studies to the charm sector. A study of particular interest will be to measure the J/Ψ-nucleon dissociation cross-section. This cross-section is relevant for the interpretation of the J/Ψ suppression observed in high energy heavy ion reactions. Further topics include the study of antibaryons in nuclei and short-range nucleon-nucleon correlations.
KeywordsAntiproton-nucleus reactions PANDA
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