Observation of levels in Cλ13, Nλ14, and Oλ18 hypernuclei

M. May, H. Piekarz, R. E. Chrien, S. Chen, D. Maurizio, H. Palevsky, R. Sutter, Y. Xu, P. Barnes, B. Bassalleck, N. J. Colella, R. Eisenstein, R. Grace, P. Pile, F. Takeutchi, W. Wharton, M. Deutsch, J. Piekarz, S. Bart, R. HackenburgE. V. Hungerford, B. Mayes, L. Pinsky, R. Cester, R. L. Stearns

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The spectra of levels in the hypernuclei CΛ13, NΛ14, and OΛ18, excited by 800-MeV/c kaons in the (K-,π-) reaction, have been observed at the Brookhaven alternating-gradient synchrotron. Data were recorded for scattering angles from 0°to 25°, corresponding to momentum transfers from 50 to 330 MeV/c. The levels are interpreted in terms of a Λ hyperon coupled to a strangeness-zero nuclear core. The results provide insights into the properties of the Λ-nucleon and Λ-nucleus interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1106-1109
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


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