Search for weakly decaying An and AA exotic bound states in central Pb–Pb collisions at √ s NN = 2 . 76 TeV

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Abstract

We present results of a search for two hypothetical strange dibaryon states, i.e. the H-dibaryon and the possible An bound state. The search is performed with the ALICE detector in central (0–10%) Pb–Pb collisions at √snn = 2.76TeV, by invariant mass analysis in the decay modes An → dπ+and H-dibaryon → Apπ- . No evidence for these bound states is observed. Upper limits are determined at 99% confidence level for a wide range of lifetimes and for the full range of branching ratios. The results are compared to thermal, coalescence and hybrid UrQMD model expectations, which describe correctly the production of other loosely bound states, like the deuteron and the hypertriton.

Journal

  • Physics letters. B

    Physics letters. B (752), 267-277, 2016-01

    Elsevier

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120006545240
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00774026
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0370-2693
  • Data Source
    IR 
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