Low-energy scattering and photoproduction of η mesons on three-body nuclei

A. Fix, H. Arenhövel

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The optical potential approach for low-energy scattering of η mesons on three-body nuclei is compared to an exact treatment of the η 3N system using four-body scattering theory with eparable interactions in s waves only. The higher-order terms including the interaction of the struck nucleon with the surrounding nuclear medium and virtual target excitations in between successive η scatterings are found to cause important corrections. Effects of final state interaction in η photoproduction on 3H and 3He are also studied and sizable contributions beyond the optical model approach are found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440021-4400213
Number of pages3960193
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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