Accession Number:

AD0613223

Title:

BINDING ENERGY OF A LAMBDA-PARTICLE IN NUCLEAR MATTER AND THE LAMBDA-NUCLEON INTERACTION,

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COLORADO UNIV BOULDER

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Report Date:

1963-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The binding energy D of a lambda-particle in nuclear matter is calculated with the independent-pair approximation for seven central two-body lambda-nucleon potentials. These potentials are consistent with the binding energy of lambda He5 and therefore represent the spin-averaged lambda-nucleon interaction in S states they have hard cores of radius 0.4 F or 0.6 F and two-parameter attractive wells with ranges suggested by consideration of the two-pion-exchange mechanism. A simple approximation to the Bethe-Goldstone function is suggested its use permits D and the partial-wave contributions to D to be evaluated easily. When the S-wave lambda-nucleon potentials are assumed to be appropriate to all angular momentum states, the calculated values of D, corresponding to a nucleon density equal to the central density in heavy nuclei, are consistent with empirical estimates in the range 30-40 MeV for most of the potentials considered. If the correct value of D is close to 30 MeV, some reduction in the strength of the longer ranged potentials may be required in odd-parity states at least in P states to bring about agreement for the shorter ranged potentials considered, no such reduction would be required. If the correct value of D is close to 40 MeV, odd-parity suppression would not be indicated even for the longer ranged potentials. The first three partial-wave contributions to D, as well as D itself, are given for each potential, and the dependence of these on the hard-core radius and on the shape and range of the attractive well is discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE