The ηN N-system at low energy within a three-body approach

A. Fix, H. Arenhövel

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The role of the ηN N interaction is studied in the low-energy regime in η-deuteron reactions as well as in coherent and incoherent η photoproduction on the deuteron using a three-body model with separable two-body interactions. The three-body approach turns out to be quite essential in the most important lowest partial wave. Results are presented for differential and total cross sections as well as for the η-meson spectrum. They differ significantly from those predicted by a simple rescattering model in which only first-order ηN and N N interactions in the final state are considered. The major features of the experimental data of η photoproduction in the near-threshold region are well reproduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-302
Number of pages26
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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