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Microscopic description of hypernucleus production using fast kaons Esch, Robert J.


The differential cross sections for the production of definite lambda hypernuclear states, within the single scattering, impulse approximation, are calculated from the reaction n(K⁻,π⁻)Λ° on nuclear targets of helium, carbon and oxygen at various K-meson incident momentum. It is shown that these predictions are very sensitive to the three momentum transfer and to the wave function of the bound lambda in the hypernucleus. From the calculations, it is shown that it is possible to observe their production by studying the missing mass spectrum of the emitted pion.

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