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  1. Recent LAMPF [Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility] research using muons

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    In addition to the core programs in nuclear and particle physics, diverse experiments have been carried out that address interdisciplinary and applied topics at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF). These include muon-spin-relaxation experiments to study magnetic dynamics in spin glasses and electronic structure in heavy-fermion superconductors; muon channeling experiments to provide information on pion stopping sites in crystals; tomographic density reconstruction studies using proton energy loss; and radiation-effects experiments to explore microstructure evolution and to characterize materials for fusion devices and high-intensity accelerators. Finally, the catalysis of the d-t fusion reaction using negative muons has been extensively investigated with some surprising results including a stronger than linear dependence of the mesomolecular formation rate on target density and the observation of 150 fusions per muon under certain conditions. Recent results in those programs involving pions and muons interacting with matter are discussed

  2. Seismic vulnerability study Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF)

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    The Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF), located at TA-53 of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), features an 800 MeV proton accelerator used for nuclear physics and materials science research. As part of the implementation of DOE Order 5480.25 and in preparation for DOE Order 5480.28, a seismic vulnerability study of the structures, systems, and components (SSCs) supporting the beam line from the accelerator building through to the ends of die various beam stops at LAMPF has been performed. The study was accomplished using the SQUG GIP methodology to assess the capability of the various SSCs to resist an evaluation basis earthquake. The evaluation basis earthquake was selected from site specific seismic hazard studies. The goals for the study were as follows: (1) identify SSCs which are vulnerable to seismic loads; and (2) ensure that those SSCs screened during die evaluation met the performance goals required for DOE Order 5480.28. The first goal was obtained by applying the SQUG GIP methodology to those SSCS represented in the experience data base. For those SSCs not represented in the data base, information was gathered and a significant amount of engineering judgment applied to determine whether to screen the SSC or to classify it as an outlier. To assure the performance goals required by DOE Order 5480.28 are met, modifications to the SQUG GIP methodology proposed by Salmon and Kennedy were used. The results of this study ire presented in this paper

  3. Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility high-resolution-spectrometer dipole magnets: a summary report

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    This report explains the design, fabrication, measurement, optimization, and installation of two 122 metric ton electromagnets for the High Resolution Proton Spectrometer at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. These two magnets are the principal components of the proton spectrometer, which has an energy resolution of less than or equal to 10-4 FWHM. Many technical problems occurred during fabrication, measurement, and optimization, and the majority have been successfully solved. We hope that this report will help others planning similar projects

  4. Present and future neutrino physics research at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility

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    The Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility is currently the site of two neutrino experiments. A measurement of elastic scattering of electron-neutrinos on electrons is providing confirmation of the destructive interference between the weak neutral and charged currents predicted in the standard electroweak theory. A search for the appearance of /bar/ν//sub e/ is being carried out at the LAMPF beam stop, as well. The status of this experiment is described. A major new initiative is being undertaken to measure neutrino-electron scattering in a large water Cerenkov detector. This meaurement will be precise enough to provide, in combination with the meaurements to be performed at the new generation of high-energy electron-positron colliers, the first experimental study of the standard electrowak theory at the level of one-loop radiative corrections. The detector will also be a vehicle for neutrino-oscillation searches, measurement of neutrinos from supernovae, and other fundamental physics. The apparatus will consist of a neutrino production target and shield surrounded by a water Cerenkov detector. The fiducial volume of water will be approximately 7000 tons, viewed by approximately 13000 20 cm diameter photomultiplier tubes. 11 refs., 6 figs

  5. Measurement and modeling of external radiation during 1985 from LAMPF [Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility] emissions

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    An array of three portable, pressurized ionization chambers (PICs) continued to measure external radiation levels during 1985 caused by radionuclides emitted from the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF). A Gaussian-type atmospheric dispersion model, using onsite meteorological and stack release data, was tested during this study. A more complex finite model, which takes into account the contribution of radiation at a receptor from different locations of the passing plume, was also tested. Monitoring results indicate that, as in 1984, a persistent wind up the Rio Grande Valley during the evening and early morning hours is largely responsible for causing the highest external radiation levels to occur to the northeast and north-northeast of LAMPF. However, because of increased turbulent mixing during the day, external radiation levels are generally much less during the day than at night. External radiation levels during 1985 show approximately a 75% reduction over 1984 levels. This resulted from a similar percentage reduction in LAMPF emissions caused by newly implemented emission controls. Comparison of predicted and measured daily external radiation levels indicates a high degree of correlation. The model also gives accurate estimates of measured concentrations over longer time periods. Comparison of predicted and measured hourly values indicates that the model generally tends to overpredict during the day and underpredict at night. 9 refs., 14 figs., 13 tabs

  6. Progress at LAMPF [Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility], January-December 1987

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    This report is the annual progress report of MP Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Included are brief reports on research done at LAMPF by researchers from other institutions and other Los Alamos Divisions. These reports included the following topics: Nuclear and particle physics; Atomic and molecular physics; Materials science; Radiation-effects studies; Biomedical research and instrumentation; Nuclear chemistry; Radioisotope production and accelerator facilities development and operation

  7. Nuclear structure studies using the high resolution spectrometer at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility. Progress report

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    This document constitutes a progress report (1984 to 1985) and renewal proposal for the ongoing medium energy nuclear physics research program. The research efforts were carried out with the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) and at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The LAMPF research includes (1) p+ nucleus scattering data for a test of nonrelativistic and relativistic models of medium energy interaction; (2) data for nuclear structure information; (3) proton + nucleon data for the study of the fundamental nucleon-nucleon interaction; and (4) development of the above models. The Brookhaven work is a study of the formation and use of hypernuclei as a tool for nuclear studies. Individual reports are indexed separately

  8. Nuclear structure studies using the high resolution spectrometer at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility. Progress report

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    The research is concerned with obtaining detailed microscopic nuclear structure information (both ground state and excited state) through analyses of experimental data which have been, and which will be, obtained using the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF). Five types of experimental/theoretical studies constitute the present research program: (1) those providing nucleon-nucleon (N-N) data which describe the free N-N interaction at small momentum transfer (the starting point for analyses based on the impulse approximation), (2) those providing data which determine how the nuclear medium modifies the free amplitudes (leading to effective amplitudes for analyses based on the impulse approximation), (3) those which provide data that validate fundamental ideas implicit in the formulation of the microscopic theories, (4) those which provide data to be analyzed to provide detailed nuclear structure information, and (5) those which provide critical evaluations of the formulations of the microscopic theories themselves

  9. Nuclear structure studies using the High Resolution Spectrometer at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility. Progress report

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    The research described in this document is concerned with obtaining detailed microscopic nuclear structure information (both ground state and excited state) through analysis of experimental data which have been, and which will be, obtained using the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF). Three types of experiments and related theoretical work constitute the research programs: (1) those which provide nucleon-nucleon data to determine the key amplitudes required for microscopic analysis of intermediate energy p-nucleus elastic and inelastic scattering data, (2) those which provide data that validate fundamental ideas implicit in the formulation of the microscopic theories, and (3) those which provide data to be analyzed to provide detailed nuclear structure information

  10. Measurement and modeling of gamma-absorbed doses due to atmospheric releases from Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility

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    Short-term gamma-absorbed doses were measured by one high-pressure ionization chamber (HPIC) at an azimuth of 120 from the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) stack during the January 1 through February 8 operating cycle. Two HPICs were in the field during the September 8 through December 31 operating cycle, one north and the other north-northeast of the LAMPF stack, but they did not provide reliable data. Meteorological data were also measured at both East Gate and LAMPF. Airborne emission data were taken at the stack. Daily model predictions, based on the integration of modeled 15-min periods, were made for the first LAMPF operating cycle and were compared with the measured data. A comparison of the predicted and measured daily gamma doses due to LAMPF emissions is presented. There is very good correlation between measured and predicted values. During 39-day operating cycles, the model predicted an absorbed dose of 10.3 mrad compared with the 8.8 mrad that was measured, an overprediction of 17%

  11. Progress at LAMPF (Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility), January--December 1989

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    Poelakker, K. (ed.)

    1990-12-01

    This report contains brief papers on research conducted at the lampf facility in the following areas: nuclear and particle physics; astrophysics; atomic and molecular physics; materials science; nuclear chemistry; radiation effects and radioisotope production.

  12. Progress at LAMPF [Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility], January--December 1989

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    This report contains brief papers on research conducted at the lampf facility in the following areas: nuclear and particle physics; astrophysics; atomic and molecular physics; materials science; nuclear chemistry; radiation effects and radioisotope production

  13. Progress at LAMPF (Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility): Progress report, January-December 1986

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    Allred, J.C.; Talley, B. (eds.)

    1987-05-01

    Activities at LAMPF during the year of 1986 are summarized, including brief summaries of experiments in nuclear and particle physics, atomic and molecular physics, materials science, radiation-effects studies, biomedical research and instrumentation, nuclear chemistry, radioisotope production, and theory. The status of an advanced hadron facility currently under study is reported, as well as facility development and accelerator operations. (LEW)

  14. Progress at LAMPF [Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility]: Progress report, January-December 1986

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    Activities at LAMPF during the year of 1986 are summarized, including brief summaries of experiments in nuclear and particle physics, atomic and molecular physics, materials science, radiation-effects studies, biomedical research and instrumentation, nuclear chemistry, radioisotope production, and theory. The status of an advanced hadron facility currently under study is reported, as well as facility development and accelerator operations

  15. Nuclear-structure studies using the high-resolution spectrometer at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility. Progress report

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    This document contains a description of the ongoing medium-energy nuclear-physics research program supported by the US Department of Energy with The University of Texas at Austin. A major part of the work is associated with research done using the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF); this research focuses on: (1) providing data which test microscopic models of the medium - energy proton + nucleus interaction; (2) providing data which are to be analyzed to provide new nuclear-structure information (both ground state and excited state); and (3) developing and improving the models themselves. Publications are listed

  16. Developing an expert system to control a beam line at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility

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    High energy particle experiments require an accelerator as a source of high energy particles. To increase the productivity of an accelerator facility, we wish to develop an expert system to control beam lines. Expert Systems are a branch of Artificial Intelligence where a computer program performs tasks requiring human expertise. Unlike most expert systems we have a physical model underlying our beam line and this model can be used with the expert system to improve performance. The development of the expert system will lead to an increased understanding of the beam line as well as the possibility of state-of-the-art expert system building

  17. Nuclear structure studies using the high resolution spectrometer at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility: Progress report, [1986-1987

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    A major part of the work done this past year was associated with research conducted at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) using the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) and the External Proton Beam (EPB). The research focussed on (1) providing p + nucleus data which test nonrelativistic and relativistic models of the medium energy proton + nucleus interaction, (2) providing (p,p) and (p,n) data which are to be analyzed to provide new nuclear structure information (both ground state and excited state), (3) providing nucleon + nucleon data to aid in the systematic study of the fundamental nucleon-nucleon interaction, (4) developing and improving the pA models themselves, and (5) initiating new experimental programs whose goals are to search for new phenomena in nuclear physics

  18. Nuclear structure studies using the high resolution spectrometer at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility: Annual progress report, [1987-1988

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    This document constitutes the (1987 to 1988) progress report for the ongoing medium energy nuclear physics research program supported by the US Department of Energy with the University of Texas at Austin. A major part of the work has been and will continue to be associated with research done at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) using the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS), the External Proton Beam (EPB), and the new Neutron Time of Flight Facility (NTOF). Other research is done at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL). The research focuses on (1) providing proton + nucleus data which test nonrelativistic and relativistic models of the medium energy proton + nucleus interaction, (2) providing (p,p) and (p,n) data which are to be analyzed to provide new nuclear structure information (both ground state and excited state), (3) providing nucleon + nucleon data to aid in the systematic study of the fundamental nucleon-nucleon interaction, (4) developing and improving the proton + nucleus theoretical models themselves, and (5) initiating new experimental programs whose goals are to search for new phenomena in nuclear physics. 182 refs., 71 figs., 5 tabs

  19. The comparative uptake and interaction of several radionuclides in the trophic levels surrounding the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) waste water ponds

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    Brooks, G.H. Jr.

    1989-08-01

    A study was undertaken to examine the uptake, distribution, and interaction of five activation products (Co-57, Be-7, Cs-134, Rb-83, and Mn-54) within the biotic and abiotic components surrounding the waste treatment lagoons of the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF). The study attempted to ascertain where, and what specific interactions were taking place among the isotopes and the biotic/abiotic components. A statistical approach, utilizing Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA), was conducted testing the radioisotopic concentrations by (1) the trophic levels (TROPLVL) in each position sampled on the grid, (2) where sampled on the grid (TRAN), (3) where sampled with-in each grid line (PLOT), and (4) the side with which sampled (SIDE). This provided both the dependent and independent variables that would be tested. The Null Hypothesis (Ho) tested the difference in the mean values of the isotopes within/between each of the four independent variables. The Rb-83 statistic indicated an accumulation within the TRAN and PLOT variables within the sampled area. The Co-57 test statistic provided a value which indicated that accumulation of this isotope within TROPLVL was taking place. Mn-54 test values indicated that accumulation was also taking place at the higher trophic levels within the PLOT, TRAN, and SIDE positions. Cs-134 was found to accumulate to third level in this trophic level structure (TROPLVL-(vegetation)), and then decrease from there. The Be-7 component provided no variance from known compartmental transfers. 210 refs., 17 figs., 4 tabs.

  20. The comparative uptake and interaction of several radionuclides in the trophic levels surrounding the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) waste water ponds

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    A study was undertaken to examine the uptake, distribution, and interaction of five activation products (Co-57, Be-7, Cs-134, Rb-83, and Mn-54) within the biotic and abiotic components surrounding the waste treatment lagoons of the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF). The study attempted to ascertain where, and what specific interactions were taking place among the isotopes and the biotic/abiotic components. A statistical approach, utilizing Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA), was conducted testing the radioisotopic concentrations by (1) the trophic levels (TROPLVL) in each position sampled on the grid, (2) where sampled on the grid (TRAN), (3) where sampled with-in each grid line (PLOT), and (4) the side with which sampled (SIDE). This provided both the dependent and independent variables that would be tested. The Null Hypothesis (Ho) tested the difference in the mean values of the isotopes within/between each of the four independent variables. The Rb-83 statistic indicated an accumulation within the TRAN and PLOT variables within the sampled area. The Co-57 test statistic provided a value which indicated that accumulation of this isotope within TROPLVL was taking place. Mn-54 test values indicated that accumulation was also taking place at the higher trophic levels within the PLOT, TRAN, and SIDE positions. Cs-134 was found to accumulate to third level in this trophic level structure [TROPLVL-(vegetation)], and then decrease from there. The Be-7 component provided no variance from known compartmental transfers. 210 refs., 17 figs., 4 tabs

  1. Nuclear structure studies using the high resolution spectrometer at The Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility. Technical progress report

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    A major part of the work is associated with research done using the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) at the Los Alamos Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF); this research focuses on (1) providing data which test nonrelativistic and relativistic microscopic models of the medium energy proton + nucleus interaction, (2) providing data which are to be analyzed to provide new nuclear structure information (both ground state and excited state), and (3) developing and improving the models themselves. Progress is detailed on the following studies: (A) the relativistic impulse approximation; (B) Exp 425/433/479: p + nucleus elastic and inelastic scattering at 500 MeV; (C) Exp 654: measurement of spin-rotation parameter Q for 800 MeV p + nucleus elastic scattering; (D) Exp 470: reactive content of the optical potential at 800 MeV; (E) Exp 642: 800 MeV (vector p,p') inclusive cross sections and analyzing powers; (F) Exp 392: a measurement of the Wolfenstein amplitudes for p - p and p - n scattering at 800 MeV; (G) Exp 626: measurement of triple scattering parameters for 800 MeV inclusive (vector p,p') on 1H, 2H, and 12C; (H) Exp 686U: P + 208Pb elastic and inelastic scattering at 318 MeV; (I) Exp 736: P + 40,48Ca, 54Fe elastic scattering at 318 MeV; (J) Exp 563: P + P elastic scattering at 500 and 800 MeV; (K) Exp 760: P + 1H, 40Ca, and 208Pb elastic and inelastic scattering at 650 MeV; (L) BNL Exp 758: observation of hypernuclei in the 12C(π+,K+)/sub lambda/12C reaction; (M) theoretical study of kaon + nucleus elastic and inelastic scattering; and (N) theoretical determination of effective interactions. Publications are listed

  2. Physics opportunities with meson beams

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    Briscoe, William J.; Doering, Michael; Haberzettl, Helmut; Strakovsky, Igor I. [The George Washington University, Washington, DC (United States); Manley, D.M. [Kent State University, Kent, OH (United States); Naruki, Megumi [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Swanson, Eric S. [University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    2015-10-15

    Over the past two decades, meson photo- and electroproduction data of unprecedented quality and quantity have been measured at electromagnetic facilities worldwide. By contrast, the meson-beam data for the same hadronic final states are mostly outdated and largely of poor quality, or even non-existent, and thus provide inadequate input to help interpret, analyze, and exploit the full potential of the new electromagnetic data. To reap the full benefit of the high-precision electromagnetic data, new high-statistics data from measurements with meson beams, with good angle and energy coverage for a wide range of reactions, are critically needed to advance our knowledge in baryon and meson spectroscopy and other related areas of hadron physics. To address this situation, a state-of-the-art meson-beam facility needs to be constructed. The present paper summarizes unresolved issues in hadron physics and outlines the vast opportunities and advances that only become possible with such a facility. (orig.)

  3. Physics Opportunities with Meson Beams

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    Briscoe, William J; Haberzettl, Helmut; Manley, D Mark; Naruki, Megumi; Strakovsky, Igor I; Swanson, Eric S

    2015-01-01

    Over the past two decades, meson photo- and electro-production data of unprecedented quality and quantity have been measured at electromagnetic facilities worldwide. By contrast, the meson-beam data for the same hadronic final states are mostly outdated and largely of poor quality, or even nonexistent, and thus provide inadequate input to help interpret, analyze, and exploit the full potential of the new electromagnetic data. To reap the full benefit of the high-precision electromagnetic data, new high-statistics data from measurements with meson beams, with good angle and energy coverage for a wide range of reactions, are critically needed to advance our knowledge in baryon and meson spectroscopy and other related areas of hadron physics. To address this situation, a state of-the-art meson-beam facility needs to be constructed. The present paper summarizes unresolved issues in hadron physics and outlines the vast opportunities and advances that only become possible with such a facility.

  4. Mesonic effects in nuclear physics

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    The relation between mesons and nucleons and the properties of nuclear matter, as presently understood, is considered in these lectures. Feynman diagrams, meson theoretical nucleon-nucleon interactions, mesonic components in nuclear wave functions, direct observation of mesonic components in NN scattering above the pion production threshold, nuclear matter theory, and pion condensation are treated. 120 references

  5. Potential for discoveries in charm meson physics

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    The possibility of using charm meson physics to test the Standard Model (SM) is reviewed. In the case of D0-bar D0 mixing, the SM contributions are carefully considered and the existence of a window for the observation of new physics is discussed. Some examples of extensions of the SM giving large mixing signals are presented. Finally, some distinctive aspects of CP violation and rare decays in charm mesons are discussed. copyright 1996 American Institute of Physics

  6. Pseudoscalar meson physics with four dynamical quarks

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    Bazavov, A; Bouchard, C; DeTar, C; Du, D; El-Khadra, A X; Foley, J; Freeland, E D; Gamiz, E; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, U M; Hetrick, J E; Kim, J; Kronfeld, A S; Laiho, J; Levkova, L; Lightman, M; Mackenzie, P B; Neil, E T; Oktay, M; Simone, J N; Sugar, R L; Toussaint, D; Van de Water, R S; Zhou, R

    2012-01-01

    We present preliminary results for light, strange and charmed pseudoscalar meson physics from simulations using four flavors of dynamical quarks with the highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) action. These simulations include lattice spacings ranging from 0.15 to 0.06 fm, and sea-quark masses both above and at their physical value. The major results are charm meson decay constants f_D, f_{D_s} and f_{D_s}/f_D and ratios of quark masses. This talk will focus on our procedures for finding the decay constants on each ensemble, the continuum extrapolation, and estimates of systematic error.

  7. Status of chiral meson physics

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    Bijnens, Johan [Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, Sölvegatan 14A, SE 22362 Lund (Sweden)

    2016-01-22

    This talk includes a short introduction to Chiral Perturbation Theory in the meson sector concentrating on a number of recent developments. I discuss the latest fit of the low-energy constants. Finite volume corrections are discussed for the case with twisted boundary conditions for form-factors and first results at two-loops for three flavours for masses. The last part discusses the extension to other symmetry breaking patterns relevant for technicolour and related theories as well as the calculation of leading logarithms to high loop orders.

  8. New physics effects from meson decays

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    Anirban Kundu

    2000-07-01

    In this talk, we point out some of the present and future possible signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model from -meson decays, taking -parity conserving and violating supersymmetry as illustrative examples. An expanded version is available on hep-ph archive.

  9. B meson physics and related new physics

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    We have surveyed the some models focusing on the mixings, the CP violation and the rare decay in the B meson system. The ARGUS data of the Bd0-B-bard0 mixing gives us some constraints as to parameters of these models. Especially, we have investigated the composite scale in detail using the ARGUS data of the Bd0-B-bard0 mixing and obtained some interesting results. (author)

  10. Constraining New Physics with D meson decays

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    Latest Lattice results on D form factors evaluation from first principles show that the Standard Model (SM) branching ratios prediction for the leptonic Ds→ℓνℓ decays and the semileptonic SM branching ratios of the D0 and D+ meson decays are in good agreement with the world average experimental measurements. It is possible to disprove New Physics hypothesis or find bounds over several models beyond the SM. Using the observed leptonic and semileptonic branching ratios for the D meson decays, we performed a combined analysis to constrain non-standard interactions which mediate the cs¯→lν¯ transition. This is done either by a model-independent way through the corresponding Wilson coefficients or in a model-dependent way by finding the respective bounds over the relevant parameters for some models beyond the Standard Model. In particular, we obtain bounds for the Two Higgs Doublet Model Type-II and Type III, the Left–Right model, the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model with explicit R-parity violation and Leptoquarks. Finally, we estimate the transverse polarization of the lepton in the D0 decay and we found it can be as high as PT=0.23.

  11. Strong interaction physics: from quarks to mesons, baryons and nuclei

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    We summarize some of the important physics issues confronted at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Cracow. The topics addressed include modern challenges in understanding baryon and meson structure, hadronic interactions and hadron properties in dense matter. (author)

  12. A calculation of the physical mass of sigma meson

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    J R Morones-Ibarra; Ayax Santos-Guevara

    2007-06-01

    We calculate the physical mass and the width of the sigma meson by considering that it couples in vacuum to two virtual pions. The mass is calculated by using the spectral function, and we find that it is about 600 MeV. In addition, we obtained 220 MeV as the value for the width of its spectral function. The value obtained for the mass is in good agreement with that reported in the Particle Data Book for the σ-meson, which is also named 0(600). This result also shows that -meson can be considered as a two-pion resonance.

  13. K meson leptonic decays progress in nuclear physics

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    Bailey, J; Jones, P B; Brink, D M; Mulvey, J H

    2013-01-01

    Progress in Nuclear Physics, Volume 12, Part 1: K Meson Leptonic Decay: The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon and Related Topics focuses on K Meson leptonic decay. The volume first discusses K Meson leptonic decay, including weak hadronic current, polarization of the muon, form of coupling, rate of partial decay, and density function of the Dalitz plot. The text then takes a look at the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon and other topics. The theory of the anomalous magnetic moment of electrons and muon and clock paradox, including muon and special relativity and lifetime of the muon in

  14. Proceedings of the LAMPF workshop on photon and neutral meson physics at intermediate energies

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    This volume contains the Proceedings of the Workshop on ''Photon and Neutral-Meson, Physics at Intermediate Energies,'' held at Los Alamos, New Mexico, January 7 to 9, 1987. The purpose of this workshop was to bring together scientists working in the areas of electromagnetic, heavy-ion, and light hadron physics to discuss both the physics that could be addressed and potential capabilities of new, large intermediate-energy photon detectors. Based on the papers contained in these proceedings, it appears clear that there are a number of important areas that could be addressed with a much higher resolution neutral meson detector. It is also clear that the technical capability for building a neutral meson detector for energies up to 4 GeV with solid angle of approximately 10 mrs and resolution of a few hundred keV now exists. It also appears entirely reasonable to construct such a detector to be easily transportable so that it would become a national facility, available for use at a number of different laboratories. From the many interesting papers presented and from the broad representation of physicists from laboratories in Asia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States, there appears to be a strong case for proceeding with the construction of such a detector

  15. Symposium Summary and Outlook: Twenty Years of Meson Factory Physics

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    Haxton, W. C.

    1997-01-01

    The opening of the meson factories twenty years ago provided nuclear physics with new beams, higher momentum transfers, and new opportunities for precision measurements. The resulting changes in nuclear physics were substantial, altering not only the range of physics issues identified with the field but also the manner and size of the collaborations that do nuclear physics. Inspired by the talks of this symposium, I discuss some of the accomplishments as well as some of the goals not yet reac...

  16. Some results of applied spallation physics research at Los Alamos

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    At the Los Alamos National Laboratory, we have an active effort in the general area of Applied Spallation Physics Research. The main emphasis of this activity has been on obtaining basic data relevant to spallation neutron source development, accelerator breeder technology, and validation of computer codes used in these applications. We present here an overview of our research effort and show some measured and calculated results of differential and clean integral experiments

  17. Los Alamos loses physics archive as preprint pioneer heads east

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    Butler, D

    2001-01-01

    The Los Alamos preprint server is to move to Cornell University. Paul Ginsparg who created the server cites a lack of enthusiasm among senior staff at LANL as a major reason for his departure (1/2 page).

  18. Chiral symmetry and scalar meson in hadron and nuclear physics

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    Kunihiro, T

    1995-01-01

    After giving a short introduction to the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with an anomaly term, we show the importance of the scalar-scalar correlation in the low-energy hadron dynamics, which correlation may be summarized by a scalar-isoscalar meson, the sigma meson. The discussion is based on the chiral quark model with the sigma-meson degrees of freedom. Possible experiments are proposed to produce the elusive meson in a nucleus and detect it. In relation to a precursory soft mode for the chiral transition, the reason is clarified why the dynamic properties of the superconductor may be described by the diffusive time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) equation. We indicate the chiral symmetry plays a significant role also in nuclei; one may say that the stability of nuclei is due to the chiral symmetry of QCD.

  19. LOS ALAMOS: Reorganization

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    Full text: A few months ago Los Alamos National Laboratory embarked on a major reorganization. All upper management was invited to submit their resignations and reapply for new positions, of which there are only about one third as many. This action was coordinated with an attractive early retirement incentive so that displaced managers, as well as any other employee, could choose to retire if they were unhappy with the reorganization, or for any other reason. About 850 of the Lab's 7,700 employees have chosen retirement. MP (Meson or Medium Energy Physics) and AT (Accelerator Technology) Divisions have been combined into the AOT (Accelerator Operations and Technology) Division. Stanley O. Schriber is its new Director. AOT Division is responsible for operations and improvements at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) and supports traditional users, LANSCE (the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center), and the emerging neutron applications community. Advanced accelerator development, including beam transport theory, instrumentation, free electron laser technology, and engineering for research, defence, industrial, and medical applications will be a major focus

  20. Testing fundamental physical principles with entangled neutral K mesons

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    Di Domenico Antonio

    2014-01-01

    The neutral kaon doublet is one of the most intriguing systems in nature. En- tangled pairs of neutral K mesons produced in ϕ-meson decays offer a unique possibility to perform important tests of fundamental discrete symmetries as well as of basic principles of quantum mechanics. This paper will focus on a novel method to perform direct T and CPT symmetry tests exploiting the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations of neutral kaon pairs produced at a ϕ-factory. The statistical significance of...

  1. A historical view on implications of sigma-meson in nuclear physics

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    Remarks are given as to a long-standing problem in nuclear physics, whether the sigma-meson is a real meson resonance or a substitute for the two-pion exchange effects with I=0, JP=0+ via the excitation from the octet to the decuplet baryons. Relevance of the ΛΛ 1S0 interaction to this problem is noted in connection with the binding of the double hypernuclei. (author)

  2. Theoretical interest in B-Meson physics at the B factories, Tevatron and the LHC

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    We review the salient features of B-meson physics, with particular emphasis on the measurements carried out at the B-factories and Tevatron, theoretical progress in understanding these measurements in the context of the standard model, and anticipation at the LHC. Topics discussed specifically are the current status of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix, the CP-violating phases, rare radiative and semileptonic decays, and some selected non-leptonic two-body decays of the B mesons. (orig.)

  3. Effective Lagrangian in QCD: vector mesons and skyrmions physics

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    The purpose of this communication is two fold. We first show that the proper introduction of the triplet of vector mesons, ρ, solve in an unique way the confusing question of how to stabilize the baryon solitons (Skyrmions); moreover it fixes the value of the (a-dimensional) constant in the Skyrme term as e ≅ g ρππ, explaining the origin of such a term. Second we shall indicate the numerical and analytical support for the main hypothesis made: the ρ mesons are the gauge particles associated to SUV(2), the hidden symmetry of non linear σ model. An outline of the analytical framework is given, and the numerical profile of the soliton solution, F(r), is shown, comparing the results with the Skyrme solution and its static properties

  4. The Ideal Mixing Departure in Vector Meson Physics

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    Epele, L N; Grunfeld, A G

    2002-01-01

    In this work we study the departure for the ideal $\\phi-\\omega$ mixing angle in the frame of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. We have shown that in that context, the flavour symmetry breaking is unable to produce the shifting in the mixing angle. We introduce a nonet symmetry breaking in the neutral vector sector to regulate the non-strange content of the $\\phi$ meson. The phenomenon is well reproduced by our proposal.

  5. Study of photon-photon physic with the magnetic detector DM2 at the Orsay linac. Research of scalar mesons

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    In hadronic physic, the existence of scalar mesons, their classification in a NONET similar to that of pseudo scalar mesons and their disintegration properties raise the question of their internal structure. We have researched this meson in Photon-Photon collisions. With the aid of the magnetic detector DM2 we have chosen and analysed events characterized by two charged particles in the central detector. We have determined the radiative width of this meson. This study shows how the scalar-isoscalar resonance ε is a '' puzzle'' for the different models of hadronic spectroscopy

  6. CP-Violation in B Mesons and Physics Beyond the SM

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    Naboulsi, R

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, we describe the physics beyond the Standard Model with respect to CP violation and baryon asymmetry. We describe and discuss some general model-independant considerations for new effects in B mixing and decays. A review on CP violation in the $B^0$ and $K^0$ mesons systems is given, which, we hope may familiarize new Belle members in the basic ingredients of this topic.

  7. Shock and Detonation Physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    Robbins, David L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dattelbaum, Dana M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sheffield, Steve A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-22

    WX-9 serves the Laboratory and the Nation by delivering quality technical results, serving customers that include the Nuclear Weapons Program (DOE/NNSA), the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies. The scientific expertise of the group encompasses equations-of-state, shock compression science, phase transformations, detonation physics including explosives initiation, detonation propagation, and reaction rates, spectroscopic methods and velocimetry, and detonation and equation-of-state theory. We are also internationally-recognized in ultra-fast laser shock methods and associated diagnostics, and are active in the area of ultra-sensitive explosives detection. The facility capital enabling the group to fulfill its missions include a number of laser systems, both for laser-driven shocks, and spectroscopic analysis, high pressure gas-driven guns and powder guns for high velocity plate impact experiments, explosively-driven techniques, static high pressure devices including diamond anvil cells and dilatometers coupled with spectroscopic probes, and machine shops and target fabrication facilities.

  8. Progress report on recent rare muon decay experiments at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility

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    A search has been performed for the decays μ → eee, μ → eγ, and μ → eγγ with a sensitivity in the branching ratios at the level of 10-10. The experiment used a separated, 26 MeV/c μ+ beam with an average intensity of 300kHz. A total of 2.2 x 1011 muon decays were examined for the present result. The detector for the experiment is the Crystal Box, which consists of a cylindrical drift chamber surrounded by 396 NaI(T1) crystals. A layer of scintillation counters in front of the crystals provided timing for electrons and veto for photons. The energy resolution for electrons and photons is approx. 6% (FWHM). The position resolution of the drift chamber is 350 μm leading to a vertex cut with a rejection of 103 for μ → eee. The timing resolution is approx. 300 ps the scintillators and approx. 1 ns from the crystals. No candidate for μ → eee has been found, yielding an upper limit for the branching ratio of B/sub μ3e/ -10 (90% C.L.). 21 references

  9. Nucleon and meson matrix elements close to the physical point

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    Schaefer, Andreas

    2014-07-01

    The introduction to this project is given in the report for project pr85xi ''Excited state artifacts in calculations of hadron 3-point functions''. We focus here on the discussion of more results. As explained in the report for pr85xi, we have found clear evidence that present day lattice simulations are still plagued by more severe artifacts than previously assumed. Thus, we will concentrate in this report on applications for which so little is known physics-wise that even lattice results with a possible non-negligible remaining systematic error due to discretization effects are very valuable. (orig.)

  10. CP violation in charm meson decays - A signal of new physics?

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    Recent measurements of the observable Delta ACP deviate significantly from the naive Standard Model expectation and might represent a sign of new physics. It is necessary to evaluate whether this deviation is actually due to new physics or whether it can be accommodated in the Standard Model. In this talk, we discuss a possible explanation of Delta ACP within the SM with the diagrammatic approach. Different D Meson decays can be related by the SU(3) flavor symmetry which can be used to express all charm decay amplitudes by a small number of parameters (topologies). We use this approach and will find that it leads us to a framework in which an unexpectedly large value for Delta ACP arises.

  11. Photoproduction opportunities at CEBAF: Meson spectroscopy and the physics of flying {phi}`s

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    Dzierba, A.R. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)

    1994-04-01

    The availability of high-intensity photon beams with an efficient duty-factor and with energies in the range 10 to 12 GeV makes possible studies in meson spectroscopy, rare decays and possibly symmetry tests such as CP and CPT. Indeed, with a 6 GeV tagged photon beam, realizable in the near future at CEBAF, measurements of rare radiative decays of the {phi}`s will be made. At higher energies, a photon beam could be used to answer a number of questions in meson spectroscopy. An even more exciting possibility is the use of photon beams to produce an intense source of {phi}`s. The physics contemplated at e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} {phi} factories, such as CP and CPT tests, might be also studied at CEBAF with completely different and complementary systematics; e.g. having the {phi}`s decay in flight may offer distinct advantages over {phi}`s produced at rest.

  12. Progress at LAMPF. Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility, July-December 1981

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  13. Progress at LAMPF: Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility. Progress report, January-June 1981

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  14. Progress at LAMPF: Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility. Progress report, January-June 1981

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    Allred, J.C. (ed.)

    1981-09-01

    Progress at LAMPF is the semiannual progress report of the MP Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The report includes brief reports on research done at LAMPF by researchers from other institutions and Los Alamos divisions.

  15. Progress at LAMPF: Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility. Progress report, July-December 1980

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    Allred, J.C. (ed.)

    1981-03-01

    Progress at LAMPF is the semiannual progress report of the MP Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The report also includes brief reports on research done at LAMPF by researchers from other institutions and Los Alamos divisions.

  16. Progress at LAMPF: Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility. Progress report, July-December 1980

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    Progress at LAMPF is the semiannual progress report of the MP Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The report also includes brief reports on research done at LAMPF by researchers from other institutions and Los Alamos divisions

  17. Meson radiobiology and therapy

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    High-linear energy transfer radiation (neutrons, heavy ions, and pions) have a greater relative biological effectiveness than low-linear energy transfer radiation by depositing a high density of ionization in irradiated cells. This overcomes the protective effect of oxygen; decreases the variation in sensitivity among the several stages of the cell cycles; and, inhibits the repair of sublethal damage as compared to x-rays, gamma rays, electrons and protons. Negative pi mesons (pions), appear particularly suited for radiation therapy as their penetration and depth-dose profiles lend themselves to shaping the high dose area to the tumor size and location. Preliminary biological experiments with pions produced at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility studied cell survival at various radiation depths and cell cycle sensitivity. Histologic study of data from the first human experiments indicated severe tumor cell destruction by pions as compared to x-rays in treating malignant melanoma skin nodules, without increased effects on dermal elements. (U.S.)

  18. Charmed meson physics accessible to an L = 1033 cm-2 sec-1 e+e- collider operating near charm threshold

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    In this report, the potential for dedicated charmed D0, D+ and Ds meson physics in a high-luminosity e+e- collider operated near charm threshold is explored. The construction of such a high-luminosity collider or Tau-Charm Factory in conjunction with a new detector whose design draws heavily on the extensive operational experience of previous detectors at SPEAR, could achieve three orders-of-magnitude improvement in sensitivity in most areas of charmed meson studies. 27 refs., 10 figs., 9 tabs

  19. MIXING AND CP VIOLATION IN D MESONS

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    Yaouanc, A. Le; Oliver, L.; Pène, O; Raynal, J. -C.

    1995-01-01

    We review mixing and CP violation in $D$ mesons, emphasizing the differences with the other pseudoscalar mesons in the Standard Model, and show that $D$ mesons can be useful to look for physics beyond the Standard Model.

  20. Progress at LAMPF, Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility, January-December 1984

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    Progress at LAMPF is the annual progress report of the MP Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The report includes brief reports on research done at LAMPF by researchers from other institutions and Los Alamos divisions. Abstracts of separate sections of the report were prepared separately for the data base

  1. Roles of chiral symmetry and the sigma meson in hadron and nuclear physics

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    We first review the recent accumulating evidences of the existence of a scalar-isoscalar meson with the mass 500 to 800 MeV which may be identified with the sigma meson as the quantum fluctuation of the amplitude of the chiral order parameter . We indicate that phase shift analyses which respect chiral symmetry (ChS), analyticity and crossing symmetry of the scattering amplitude show the sigma meson pole in the s-channel as well as the ρ meson pole in the t-channel in the π-π scattering in the I=J=0 channel. We emphasize that the existence of the σ resonance does not contradict with the success of the chiral perturbation theory; phenomenological difficulties with the renormalizable linear sigma model do not necessarily deny the validity of the linear representation of ChS of QCD as given by the NJL-like models which not only admit the σ resonance but also reproduce the coupling constants Li and Hi appearing the nonlinear chiral lagrangian. We give some examples of the hadronic phenomena which are naturally accounted for with the σ meson. We show that the σ meson as the amplitude fluctuation of the chiral order parameter may be more clearly identified than in free space in hot and/or dense matter, even in finite nuclei where partial restoration of ChS may be realized. (author)

  2. The CDF silicon vertex trigger for B-mesons physics study

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    The CDF scientific program includes particularly the study of some key topics of the Standard Model: 1) constraint of the CKM matrix: CP violation in B sector (B0 → π+π-) and Bs mixing (Bs0 → Ds-π+, Bs0 → Ds-π+π-π+); 2) t-quark physics (t → Wb); and processes beyond the Standard Model - e.g., Higgs searching (MSSM) in the H → b bar b mode. All the above processes have the common feature - the presence of b-quarks (B-mesons). B hadrons of sufficiently high transverse momentum are characterized by a large mean value of distribution of the impact parameter with respect to the beam axis. That means events containing this kind of particles can be recognized and separated from non-long-lived background simply by cutting on the track's impact parameter. The upgraded CDF is equipped by the so-called Silicon Vertex Tracker (SVT), a unique electronic device for real time track reconstruction using the data from two CDF track detectors: the silicon strip vertex detector and drift chamber. The SVT is a level-2 trigger which within 10 μs reconstructs the tracks and obtains the transverse momentum (pt), azimuthal angle (φ) and impact parameter (d) with 30 μm precision. The simulation studies show the background reduction by factor 1000 for B0 π+π- by demand d > 100 μm for at least two tracks. This trigger is the first one of this sort ever used for hadron collider experiments: it enables to trigger on the secondary vertex, which opens the unique new opportunities in the heavy quark physics study. The basic logic, architecture and perspectives of SVT application are briefly described

  3. Light meson physics with Crystal Ball/MAMI and at BES-III

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    Rare decays of light mesons like η, η', and ω offer excellent possibilities to study fundamental symmetries and symmetry-breaking patterns. Furthermore, electromagentic transitions with vertices Pγ*γ as in decays of light pseudoscalar mesons (P) or meson production in e+e- collisions give insight into hadronic structure through transition form factors and produce additional constraints for the determination of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (g - 2)μ. In this article, recent results on η and ω decays from the Crystal Ball at MAMI experiment as well as feasibility studies on transition form factors for the Crystal Ball and the BES-III at BEPC-II facility are presented.

  4. Extracting physics from an unphysical situation: Light mesons in a small box

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    Quantum Chromo Dynamics is considered in a setup where the light mesons are squeezed into unphysically small boxes. We show how such a situation can be used to determine the couplings of the low energy chiral Lagrangian from lattice simulations, applying chirally invariant formulations of lattice fermions. (orig.)

  5. CP violation in D meson decays: would it be a sign of new physics ?

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    Buccella, Franco; Lusignoli, Maurizio; Pugliese, Alessandra; Santorelli, Pietro

    2013-01-01

    Ascribing the large SU(3) violations in the Cabibbo forbidden decays of neutral D mesons to the final state interactions, one gets large strong phase differences, necessary for substantial direct CP violation. While the absolute value of the CP violating asymmetries depend on the uncertain strength of the penguin contribution, we predict an asymmetry for the decays into charged pions more than twice as large and having opposite sign with respect to that for charged kaons.

  6. CP violation in D meson decays: Would it be a sign of new physics?

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    Buccella, Franco; Lusignoli, Maurizio; Pugliese, Alessandra; Santorelli, Pietro

    2013-10-01

    Ascribing the large SU(3) violations in the singly Cabibbo suppressed decays of neutral D mesons to the final state interactions, one gets large strong phase differences, necessary for substantial direct CP violation. While the absolute value of the CP violating asymmetries depend on the uncertain strength of the penguin contribution, we predict an asymmetry for the decays into charged pions more than twice as large and having opposite sign with respect to that for charged kaons.

  7. Plans for a new pulsed spallation source at Los Alamos

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    Los Alamos National Laboratory has proposed to change the emphasis of research at its Meson Physics Facility (LAWF) by buabg a new pulsed spallation source for neutron scattering research. The new source would have a beam power of about one megawatt shared between two neutron production targets, one operating at 20 Hz and the other at 40 Hz. It would make use of much of the existing proton linac and would be designed to accommodate a later upgrade to a beam power of 5 MW or so. A study of technical feasibility is underway and will be published later this year

  8. Physical model of Hadrons : Barions and mesons. Physical essence of quarks and gluons and physical interpretation of their parameters

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    Rangelov, Josiph Mladenov

    2000-01-01

    The physical model (PhsMdl) of the hadrons is offered by means of the obvious analogy with the transparent surveyed PhsMdls of the vacuum and leptons in our recent works. It is assumed that the vacuum is consistent by dynamides, streamlined in junctions of some tight crystalline lattice. Every dynamide contains a neutral pair of massless contrary point-like (PntLk) elementary electric charges (ElmElc Chrgs): electrino $(-)$ and positrino $(+)$. By means of the existent fundamental analogy bet...

  9. B meson proper time measurements with the LHCb experiment impact on physics parameters and calibration methods

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    Balbi, G

    2007-01-01

    The LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty) experiment is one of the four experiments at the LHC, and is specifically dedicated to explore the B-meson dynamics. To this end, LHCb will exploit the large beauty production cross section, expected to be about 500 µb at 14 TeV p-p collisions. Differently from the B-factory case, the hadronization of the b-quarks at LHC will generate all the possible B-hadrons, remarkably the Bs and Bc mesons, where the present experimental knowledge is still rather poor. The number of b/b_bar pairs produced at the LHCb interaction point will be of the order of 10^12 per year, allowing for the search of extremely rare decays, with branching fractions at the level of 10^-9. In order to reduce the acquisition rate to a sustainable level (order of 2 kHz), maintaining at the same time a high efficiency on the signals of interest, LHCb is provided with an efficient and flexible trigger system. LHCb, by means of its vertex detector, will be able to reconstruct the proper time of decays wi...

  10. Physical model of Hadrons Baryons and mesons; Physical essence of quarks and gluons and physical interpretation of their parameters

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    Rangelov, J M

    2000-01-01

    The physical model (PhsMdl) of the hadrons is offered by means of the obviousanalogy with the transparent surveyed PhsMdls of the vacuum and leptons in ourrecent works. It is assumed that the vacuum is consistent by dynamides,streamlined in junctions of some tight crystalline lattice. Every dynamidecontains a neutral pair of massless contrary point-like (PntLk) elementaryelectric charges (ElmElc Chrgs): electrino $(-)$ and positrino $(+)$. By meansof the existent fundamental analogy between their properties and behaviour wecan understand the similarity and difference between them and assume that thequark parameter aroma is determined by the value of its size of its circulartwo-dimensional motion, while the quark parameter colour is determined byorientation of the flat of the same circular two-dimensional motion in thespace. The colorless of the barions is explained by distribution of the samecircular two-dimensional motion of its elementary electric charge within threemutually perpendicular flats. Then the ex...

  11. Selected Theoretical Issues in B-meson Physics: CKM matrix and Semileptonic Decays

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    Narodetskii, I M

    2003-01-01

    These notes are a written version of a lecture given at the International Seminar {\\it Modern Trends and Classical Approach} devoted to the 80$^{th}$ anniversary of Prof. Karen Ter-Martirosyan, ITEP September 30 -- October 1, 2002. The notes represent a non-technical review of our present knowledge on the phenomenology of weak decays of quarks, and their r\\^ole in the determination of the parameters of the Standard Model. They are meant as an introduction to some of the latest results and applications in the field. Specifically, we focus on CP violation in B-decays and the determination of the CKM matrix element $V_{cb}$ from semileptonic decays of $B$ mesons. We also briefly discuss phenomenological applications concerning the electron-energy spectra in semileptonic $B$ and $B_c$ decays.

  12. Physical Origin of Density Dependent Force of the Skyrme Type within the Quark Meson Coupling Model

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    Pierre Guichon; Hrayr Matevosyan; N. Sandulescu; Anthony Thomas

    2006-03-17

    A density dependent, effective nucleon-nucleon force of the Skyrme type is derived from the quark-meson coupling model--a self-consistent, relativistic quark level description of nuclear matter. This new formulation requires no assumption that the mean scalar field is small and hence constitutes a significant advance over earlier work. The similarity of the effective interaction to the widely used SkM* force encourages us to apply it to a wide range of nuclear problems, beginning with the binding energies and charge distributions of doubly magic nuclei. Finding impressive results in this conventional arena, we apply the same effective interaction, within the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approach, to the properties of nuclei far from stability. The resulting two neutron drip lines and shell quenching are quite satisfactory. Finally, we apply the relativistic formulation to the properties of dense nuclear matter in anticipation of future application to the properties of neutron stars.

  13. Final Report - Los Alamos National Laboratory Compuational Physics Summer Student Workshop

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    Lung, Tyler B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Roe, Phil [University of Michigan; Morgan, Nathaniel R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-15

    The numerical solution of highly compressible, multi-material flows is an ongoing research area. These types of flows can be solved with a Lagrangian type mesh which moves with the material in a simulation to allow precise material interface tracking. Currently, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and elsewhere are investigating cell-centered Lagrangian algorithms with the aim of producing methods that have second-order accuracy, preserve symmetry, and do not generate spurious vorticity. The new cell-centered algorithms solve a Riemann-like problem at the vertex of a cell. Professor Phil Roe at the University of Michigan has proposed a new struture for Lagrangian hydrodynamic algorithms that does not rely on the solution of the Riemann problem. The new approach utilizes Flux Corrected Transport (FCT) and it implements a form of vorticity control. The first step in the development of this method has been to construct an algorithm that solves the acoustic equations on an Eulerian mesh. The algorithm, which builds on the work of Morton and Roe [1], calculates fluxes at cell vertices, attains second-order accuracy using FCT, and has the special property of preserving vorticity. Results are presented that confirm the second order accuracy of the scheme and the vorticity preserving properties. The results are compared to the output produced by a MUSCL-Hancock algorithm. Some discussion of limiting methods for the FCT algorithm is also given.

  14. 2015 Final Reports from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop

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    Runnels, Scott Robert [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Caldwell, Wendy [Arizona State Univ., Mesa, AZ (United States); Brown, Barton Jed [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Pederson, Clark [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Brown, Justin [Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States); Burrill, Daniel [Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, VT (United States); Feinblum, David [Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States); Hyde, David [SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science (SIMES); Levick, Nathan [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Lyngaas, Isaac [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Maeng, Brad [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Reed, Richard LeRoy [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Sarno-Smith, Lois [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Shohet, Gil [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States); Skarda, Jinhie [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Stevens, Josey [Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO (United States); Zeppetello, Lucas [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Grossman-Ponemon, Benjamin [Stanford Univ., CA (United States); Bottini, Joseph Larkin [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Loudon, Tyson Shane [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); VanGessel, Francis Gilbert [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Nagaraj, Sriram [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Price, Jacob [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

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    The two primary purposes of LANL’s Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop are (1) To educate graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in the challenges and applications of computational physics of interest to LANL, and (2) Entice their interest toward those challenges. Computational physics is emerging as a discipline in its own right, combining expertise in mathematics, physics, and computer science. The mathematical aspects focus on numerical methods for solving equations on the computer as well as developing test problems with analytical solutions. The physics aspects are very broad, ranging from low-temperature material modeling to extremely high temperature plasma physics, radiation transport and neutron transport. The computer science issues are concerned with matching numerical algorithms to emerging architectures and maintaining the quality of extremely large codes built to perform multi-physics calculations. Although graduate programs associated with computational physics are emerging, it is apparent that the pool of U.S. citizens in this multi-disciplinary field is relatively small and is typically not focused on the aspects that are of primary interest to LANL. Furthermore, more structured foundations for LANL interaction with universities in computational physics is needed; historically interactions rely heavily on individuals’ personalities and personal contacts. Thus a tertiary purpose of the Summer Workshop is to build an educational network of LANL researchers, university professors, and emerging students to advance the field and LANL’s involvement in it. This report includes both the background for the program and the reports from the students.

  15. Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics Lecture: Big, Bigger, Too Big? From Los Alamos to Fermilab and the SSC

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    Hoddeson, Lillian

    2012-03-01

    The modern era of big science emerged during World War II. Oppenheimer's Los Alamos laboratory offered the quintessential model of a government-funded, mission-oriented facility directed by a strong charismatic leader. The postwar beneficiaries of this model included the increasingly ambitious large laboratories that participated in particle physics--in particular, Brookhaven, SLAC, and Fermilab. They carried the big science they practiced into a new realm where experiments eventually became as large and costly as entire laboratories had been. Meanwhile the available funding grew more limited causing the physics research to be concentrated into fewer and bigger experiments that appeared never to end. The next phase in American high-energy physics was the Superconducting Super Collider, the most costly pure physics project ever attempted. The SSC's termination was a tragedy for American science, but for historians it offers an opportunity to understand what made the success of earlier large high-energy physics laboratories possible, and what made the continuation of the SSC impossible. The most obvious reason for the SSC's failure was its enormous and escalating budget, which Congress would no longer support. Other factors need to be recognized however: no leader could be found with directing skills as strong as those of Wilson, Panofsky, Lederman, or Richter; the scale of the project subjected it to uncomfortable public and Congressional scrutiny; and the DOE's enforcement of management procedures of the military-industrial complex that clashed with those typical of the scientific community led to the alienation and withdrawal of many of the most creative scientists, and to the perception and the reality of poor management. These factors, exacerbated by negative pressure from scientists in other fields and a post-Cold War climate in which physicists had little of their earlier cultural prestige, discouraged efforts to gain international support. They made the SSC

  16. Needs analysis and project schedule for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Health Physics Analysis Laboratory (HPAL) upgrade

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    This report is a needs assessment and project schedule for the Health Physics Analysis Laboratory (HPAL) upgrade project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). After reviewing current and projected HPAL operations, two custom-developed laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for similar facilities were reviewed; four commercially available LIMS products were also evaluated. This project is motivated by new regulations for radiation protection and training and by increased emphasis on quality assurance (QA). HPAL data are used to: protect the health of radiation workers; document contamination levels for transportation of radioactive materials and for release of materials to the public for uncontrolled use; and verify compliance with environmental emission regulations. Phase 1 of the HPAL upgrade project concentrates on four types of counting instruments which support in excess of 90% of the sample workload at the existing central laboratories. Phase 2 is a refinement phase and also integrates summary-level databases on the central Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) VAX. Phase 3 incorporates additional instrument types and integrates satellite laboratories into the HPAL LIMS. Phase 1 will be a multi-year, multimillion dollar project. The temptation to approach the upgrade of the HPAL program in a piece meal fashion should be avoided. This is a major project, with clearly-defined goals and priorities, and should be approached as such. Major programmatic and operational impacts will be felt throughout HSE as a result of this upgrade, so effective coordination with key customer contacts will be critical

  17. Search for new physics in rare decays of B-mesons at ATLAS

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    Price, Darren; The ATLAS collaboration

    2016-01-01

    Processes involving the FCNC transitions in b-hadron decays are suppressed in the SM and are sensitive to new physics. New results in the search for the rare decays of Bs and Bd into mu+mu- are presented. They are based on the full sample of data collected by ATLAS at 7 and 8 TeV collision energy. The consistency with the SM and with other available measurements is discussed.

  18. Semileptonic $B_{(s)}$ decays to excited charmed mesons with $e,\\mu,\\tau$ and searching for new physics with $R(D^{**})$

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    Bernlochner, Florian U

    2016-01-01

    Semileptonic $B$ meson decays into the four lightest excited charmed meson states ($D_0^*$, $D_1^*$, $D_1$, and $D_2^*$) and their counterparts with $s$ quarks are investigated, including the full lepton mass dependence. We derive the standard model predictions for the differential branching fractions, as well as predictions for the ratios of the semi-tauonic and light lepton semileptonic branching fractions. These can be systematically improved using future measurements of the total or differential semileptonic rates to $e$ and $\\mu$, as well as the two-body hadronic branching fractions with a pion, related by factorization to the semileptonic rate at maximal recoil. To illustrate the different sensitivities to new physics, we explore the dependence of the ratio of semi-tauonic and light-lepton branching fractions on the type-II two-Higgs-doublet model parameters, $\\tan\\beta$ and $m_{H}^\\pm$, for all four states.

  19. LOS ALAMOS: New neutrino experiment

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    Full text: The Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector (LSND) experiment at Los Alamos' Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) has been designed for a high sensitivity search for oscillations between muon- and electron-type neutrinos and, concurrently, between the corresponding antineutrinos. In addition, the experiment will measure neutrino-proton elastic scattering, thereby determining the strange quark contribution to the proton spin. At low momentum transfer, neutrino-proton elastic scattering is a direct probe of this contribution. The detector tank, filled with 200 tons of dilute liquid scintillator, has 1220 8'' Hamamatsu photomultiplier tubes mounted on the inside, covering 25% of the surface area. The dilute liquid scintillator is a mixture of mineral oil and 0.03 g/l of b-PBD, so that Cherenkov and scintillation light will be detected in an approximate ratio of 1 to 4. The attenuation length of the scintillator is greater than 30 m for wavelengths above 425 nm. After two years of data collection for (anti)neutrino mixing, the upper limits on the square of the mass difference will be 1.7 x 10-2 ev2 for maximal mixing for antineutrinos and 4.0 x 10-2 for neutrinos. Similarly, mixing strengths of 2.7 x 10-4 can be probed for each channel for all squared mass differences above 1eV2. This will provide the best terrestrial limits on oscillations between muon- and electron-type neutrinos. In addition, the neutrino-proton elastic scattering reaction rate will be measured to an accuracy of 10, determining the strange quark contribution to the proton spin to within ±0.05. Other physics goals include measurements of the charged current reactions where the neutrinos produce electrons or muons, the inelastic neutral current reaction where the neutrino stays a neutrino but excites the target, and a search for the 'rare' decays of a neutral pion and an eta into a neutrino-antineutrino pair. The LSND collaboration includes groups from California at

  20. Non-leptonic B meson decays as a probe of new physics

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    Jung, Martin

    2009-07-17

    Despite the tremendous success of the Standard Model, the arguments for the necessity of an extension are compelling. The corresponding energy scale is expected to be O(TeV); it should lead therefore to visible effects in high-precision flavour observables. While no conclusive effect is seen there up to now, the data reveal certain puzzles when compared to Standard Model expectations based on a global fit of the CKM unitarity triangle and general theoretical expectations. The discussion of these tensions in the channels B{yields}J/{psi}K, B{yields}{phi}K, and B{yields}{pi}K, and the deduced constraints for New Physics operators of the class b{yields}s anti qq form the first project discussed in this thesis. On the other hand, hadronic uncertainties within the Standard Model are still not well understood. Therefore the opposite assumption of large hadronic Standard Model effects in B{yields}J/{psi}K is made in the second project, allowing in addition for a New Physics phase in B- anti B mixing. Finally, the necessity of reliable SM predictions is addressed by developing a framework for the model-independent inclusion of corrections to U-spin symmetry predictions. (orig.)

  1. Photon-meson transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons

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    Xiao, Bo-Wen; Ma, Bo-Qiang

    2005-01-01

    The photon-meson transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons $\\pi ^{0}$, $\\eta$, and $\\eta ^{\\prime}$ are systematically calculated in a light-cone framework, which is applicable as a light-cone quark model at low $Q^{2}$ and is also physically in accordance with the light-cone pQCD approach at large $Q^{2}$. The calculated results agree with the available experimental data at high energy scale. We also predict the low $Q^{2}$ behaviors of the photon-meson transition form factors of ...

  2. Pseudoscalar meson form factors and decays

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    Dorokhov, A E

    2011-01-01

    In this communication we discuss few topics related with modern experimental data on the physics of light pseudoscalar mesons. It includes the contribution of the pseudoscalar mesons to the muon anomalous magnetic moment (AMM), $g-2$, the rare decays of light pseudoscalar mesons to lepton pair, the transition form factors of pseudoscalar mesons at large momentum transfer, the pion transversity form factor. Measuring the muon anomalous magnetic moment $g-2$ and the rare decays of light pseudoscalar mesons into lepton pair $P\\rightarrow l^{+}l^{-} $ serve as important test of the standard model. To reduce the theoretical uncertainty in the standard model predictions the data on the transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons play significant role. Recently new data on behavior of these form factors at large momentum transfer was supplied by the BABAR collaboration. Within the nonlocal chiral quark model it shown how to describe these data and how the meson distribution amplitude evolves as a function o...

  3. State of the art in the insight into experimentally observed mesons and baryons predicted by current fundamental models of particle physics

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    Current insight into mesons and baryons is highlighted, their classification is given, and their arrangement into multiplets is described. A brief chronological overview of discoveries of the most important mesons and baryons is presented, followed by a description of the attempts to find fundamental particles between mesons and baryons, which could be composed of other mesons and baryons (Fermi-Yang model, Sakata model, Ikea-Ohnuki-Ogawa model). The attempts ultimately led to the formulation of the quark model. The quark structure of some mesons and baryons is presented. The quark model foresees the existence of mesons and baryons that have not yet been discovered. (Z.J.)

  4. Note on scalar mesons

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    Törnqvist, N. A.; Spanier, S.(University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA); Amsler, C

    2008-01-01

    This biennial Review summarizes much of particle physics. Using data from previous editions, plus 2778 new measurements from 645 papers, we list, evaluate, and average measured properties of gauge bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons. We also summarize searches for hypothetical particles such as Higgs bosons, heavy neutrinos, and supersymmetric particles. All the particle properties and search limits are listed in Summary Tables. We also give numerous tables, figures, formulae, and re...

  5. An Overview of the Los Alamos Inertial Confinement Fusion and High-Energy-Density Physics Research Programs

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    Batha, Steven H. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Physics Division

    2016-07-15

    The Los Alamos Inertial Confinement Fusion and Science Programs engage in a vigorous array of experiments, theory, and modeling. We use the three major High Energy Density facilities, NIF, Omega, and Z to perform experiments. These include opacity, radiation transport, hydrodynamics, ignition science, and burn experiments to aid the ICF and Science campaigns in reaching their stewardship goals. The ICF program operates two nuclear diagnostics at NIF, the neutron imaging system and the gamma reaction history instruments. Both systems are being expanded with significant capability enhancements.

  6. Light Meson Distribution Amplitudes

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    Arthur, R; Brommel, D; Donnellan, M A; Flynn, J M; Juttner, A; de Lima, H Pedroso; Rae, T D; Sachrajda, C T; Samways, B

    2010-01-01

    We calculated the first two moments of the light-cone distribution amplitudes for the pseudoscalar mesons ($\\pi$ and $K$) and the longitudinally polarised vector mesons ($\\rho$, $K^*$ and $\\phi$) as part of the UKQCD and RBC collaborations' $N_f=2+1$ domain-wall fermion phenomenology programme. These quantities were obtained with a good precision and, in particular, the expected effects of $SU(3)$-flavour symmetry breaking were observed. Operators were renormalised non-perturbatively and extrapolations to the physical point were made, guided by leading order chiral perturbation theory. The main results presented are for two volumes, $16^3\\times 32$ and $24^3\\times 64$, with a common lattice spacing. Preliminary results for a lattice with a finer lattice spacing, $32^3\\times64$, are discussed and a first look is taken at the use of twisted boundary conditions to extract distribution amplitudes.

  7. Exotic meson challenges rules

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    A heavy particle with an unusual decay pattern discovered by the Belle experiment at KEK in Japan is the latest addition to the meson family tree. If we had to name a modern-day Mendeleev, his name would surely be Murray Gell-Mann. In the 1960s, faced with a bewildering array of particles called hadrons that had been turning up in high-energy experiments around the world, Gell-Mann proposed that the particles were combinations of a few fundamental entities called quarks. This idea brought order into the hadronic chaos, a feat for which Gell-Man was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize for Physics. Ever since the quark model was introduced, physicists have wanted to find out how the six different types of quarks - up (u), down (d), strange (s), charm (c), bottom (b) and top (t) - combine to form the hadrons we observe. The simple hadronic structures that we see are easy to define: mesons such as pions and kaons consist of a quark and an antiquark pair, while baryons such as protons and neutrons are made up of three quarks or three antiquarks. But the theory that describes quarks, quantum chromodynamics (QCD), also permits particles containing four or more quarks. Indeed, a meson can be more generally defined as a hadron that has an integer value of intrinsic angular momentum in quantum units, while baryons have half-integer multiples of spin. Discovering such exotic hadrons, particularly mesons with more than the minimal quark-antiquark structure, would therefore provide crucial information for our understanding of the strong force. In fact, physicists thought they had glimpsed a five-quark state called a 'pentaquark' in 2003. Sadly this excitement looks as if it was misplaced, since the latest results from dedicated experimental searches suggest that pentaquarks are a purely statistical phenomenon (see Physics World May p7: print edition only). (U.K.)

  8. A search for (anti nu/sub μ/,anti nu/sub e/) oscillations at LAMPF [Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility

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    Reasons for searching for neutrino oscillations are discussed briefly. An experiment in progress at the LAMPF beam stop is discussed which aims to be sensitive to the appearance of anti nu/sub e/ from anti nu/sub μ/ at a level of approximately 10-3. Progress, status and upcoming plans for this experiment are also discussed

  9. Experiment to investigate anti ν/sub μ/ → anti ν/sub e/ oscillations at Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility

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    An experiment, being planned at LAMPF, aims to investigate a possible neutrino oscillation channel, anti ν/sub μ/ → anti ν/sub e/. If anti ν/sub μ/, produced in the LAMPF beam stop, oscillate to anti ν/sub e/, then interactions anti ν/sub e/ + p → e+ + n, may be detected. A large volume liquid scintillator (4470 liter) emplaced at 33 m from the beam stop, detects e+ and n, after moderation in the hydrogenous liquid and capture in Gd, loaded into the scintillator. Our anticipated signal rate is currently estimated at 1.67 (sigma m2)2/day assuming full amplitude oscillation. The corresponding counting rate, assuming all anti ν/sub μ/ have oscillated to anti ν/sub e/ at the detector is 1.5/day. Cosmic rates are estimated at 0.033/day. Correlated backgrounds from the beam stop are calculated to be small in comparison to cosmic events, except for reactions of ν/sub e/ in Pb. These reactions may be reduced with an Fe shield within the detector. With the above rate, a limit on the sensitivity of our experiment for the value of sigma m2 is estimated at 0.12 eV2 with 70 days of counting. Detector features, estimated background rates, and sensitivity values are discussed

  10. D meson decay channels that involve light scalar mesons

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    Fariborz, Amir

    2013-04-01

    A generalized linear sigma model of low-energy QCD is used to study several decay channels of D mesons that involve light scalar meson as a decay product. Such studies require reliable models for scalar mesons that take into account underlying mixing among quark-antiquarks, tetra quarks and glueballs. In this talk, the generalized linear sigma model of low-energy QCD for understanding the properties of scalar mosons will be briefly presented, and he application of this model to studies of heavier meson decays [such as the semileptonic decay Ds(1968)->f0(980) e^+ ν] will be presented, and a few directions for further extensions of the model will be outlined. Refs. A.H. Fariborz, R. Jora, J. Schechter and M.N. Shahid, ``Semi-leptonic Ds^+(1968) Decays as a Scalar Meson Probe,'' Physical Review D 84, 094024 (2011). A.H. Fariborz, R. Jora, J. Schechter and M.N. Shahid, ``Chiral Nonet Mixing in pi-pi Scattering,'' Physical Review D 84, 113004 (2011).

  11. Theoretical studies of multistep processes, isospin effects in nuclear scattering, and meson and baryon interactions in nuclear physics: [Annual] progress report, May 1, 1986 to April 30, 1987

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    A progress report on a grant from the DOE supporting theoretical studies in nuclear physics at Oregon State University in 1986, 1987 is presented. The research was led by Professors Landau and Madsen and carried out in collaboration with graduate students in Corvallis and scientists at LLNL-Livermore, KFA-Juelich, Purdue University, Florida State University and TRIUMF. The studies included meson exchange current effects deduced from spin observables in p-3He scattering, coupled bound and continuum eigenstates in momentum space for kaons and antiprotons, and charge symmetry violation in π scattering from trinucleons. Additional studies included microscopic optical potential calculations, multiple step processes, and differences in neutron and proton multipole matrix elements and transition densities in low lying collective states and in giant resonances

  12. Assessing the Effectiveness of E-Learning Integration in College Physics in the Alamo Community Colleges District

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    Zhou, Qiaoying

    2012-01-01

    Academic achievement and student participation in physics are lower than desired. Research has shown that there is a shortage of college students entering science and technology fields such as physics. E-learning may provide the technology-oriented Net Generation learner an option for taking courses such as physics in a course modality with which…

  13. Photon-meson transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons

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    Xiao, B W; Xiao, Bo-Wen; Ma, Bo-Qiang

    2005-01-01

    The photon-meson transition form factors of light pseudoscalar mesons $\\pi ^{0}$, $\\eta $, and $\\eta ^{\\prime}$ are systematically calculated in a light-cone framework, which is applicable as a light-cone quark model at low $Q^{2}$ and is also physically in accordance with the light-cone pQCD approach at large $Q^{2}$. The calculated results agree with the available experimental data at high energy scale. We also predict the low $Q^{2}$ behaviors of the photon-meson transition form factors of $\\pi ^{0}$, $\\eta $ and $\\eta ^{\\prime }$, which are measurable in $e+A({Nucleus})\\to e+A+M$ process via Primakoff effect at JLab and DESY.

  14. Theoretical overview: The New mesons

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    Quigg, Chris; /Fermilab

    2004-11-01

    After commenting on the state of contemporary hadronic physics and spectroscopy, I highlight four areas where the action is: searching for the relevant degrees of freedom, mesons with beauty and charm, chiral symmetry and the D{sub sJ} levels, and X(3872) and the lost tribes of charmonium.

  15. Assessing the Effectiveness of E-learning Integration in College Physics in the Alamo Community Colleges District

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    Zhou, Qiaoying

    Academic achievement and student participation in physics are lower than desired. Research has shown that there is a shortage of college students entering science and technology fields such as physics. E-learning may provide the technology-oriented Net Generation learner an option for taking courses such as physics in a course modality with which they are most comfortable thus garnering more participation and higher academic achievement. A quantitative ex-post facto study was performed to compare face-to-face and E-learning modalities on course completion and physics achievement for an entire introductory physics course. The theoretical framework for this study was based on the constructivist theory of education that implies a student-centered learning process. The sample consisted of 116 students enrolled in introductory physics courses at four 2-year community colleges in Texas. Course completion, SAT scores, Force Concept Inventory examination scores, as well as demographic information and employment information were examined. Linear and ordinal multiple regression analysis were used to determine if course modality is predictive of physics achievement while controlling for general scholastic aptitude, current employment, the presence of children in the home, and teacher evaluations. The results showed that students in the E-learning course performed better on the Force Concept Inventory than those in the traditional course both in the multiple regression analysis, beta = .61, p E-learning course modality had higher physics achievement but were no more likely to complete the introductory physics course than students were in a face-to-face modality. It was recommended that other colleges and universities should develop and test E-learning courses for introductory physics, that larger sample sizes should be used in future studies, and that additional outcome variables including the likelihood that a student chooses physics as a major or the likelihood that a

  16. Meson facility. Powerful new research tool

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    A meson facility is being built at the Institute of Nuclear Research, USSR Academy of Sciences, in Troitsk, where the Scientific Center, USSR Academy of Sciences is located. The facility will include a linear accelerator for protons and negative hydrogen ions with 600 MeV energy and 0.5-1 mA beam current. Some fundamental studies that can be studied at a meson facility are described in the areas of elementary particles, neutron physics, solid state physics, and applied research. The characteristics of the linear accelerator are given and the meson facility's experimental complex is described

  17. B physics: measurement of partial widths and search for direct cp violation in d0 meson decays

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    Acosta, D.; The CDF Collaboration

    2005-04-04

    We present a measurement of relative partial widths and decay rate CP asymmetries in K{sup -}K{sup +} and {pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +} decays of D{sup 0} mesons produced in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96TeV. We use a sample of 2 x 10{sup 5} D*{sup +} {yields} D{sup 0}{pi}{sup +} (and charge conjugate) decays with the D{sup 0} decaying to K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}, K{sup -}K{sup +}, and {pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}, corresponding to 123 pb{sup -1} of data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab II experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. No significant direct CP violation is observed. We measure {Lambda}(D{sup 0} {yields} K{sup -}K{sup +})/{Lambda}(D{sup 0} {yields} K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}) = 0.0992 {+-} 0.0011 {+-} 0.0012, {Lambda}(D{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +})/{Lambda}(D{sup 0} {yields} K{sup -}{pi}{sup +}) = 0.03594 {+-} 0.00054 {+-} 0.00040, A{sub CP} (K{sup -}K{sup +}) = (2.0 {+-} 1.2 {+-} 0.6)%, and A{sub CP} ({pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup +}) = (1.0 {+-} 1.3 {+-} 0.6) %, where, in all cases, the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic.

  18. A Selection of Three ATLAS B-Physics Results: A Search Beyond the Standard Model, A Precision Measurement, and the Discovery of a New Heavy Meson

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    Taylor, Aaron

    2015-01-01

    Three recent results from the ATLAS experiment at the LHC are presented. A new excited heavy meson state is observed through its hadronic transition to the ground state. The production cross-section of B+ mesons is measured as a function of transverse momentum pT and rapidity y. A measurement of the Bs0 --> Jpsi phi decay parameters is reported.

  19. Gauge theories: QCD and beyond : aspects of quark physics: from the phase transition to B-meson decays

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    Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) with a relatively large number of light, resp. chiral, quark flavours is considered. A self-consistent solution of the quark, gluon and ghost propagator Dyson-Schwinger equations (DSEs) in Landau gauge exhibits a phase transition. Above the critical number of fermion flavours the non-perturbative running coupling develops a plateau over a wide momentum range, and the propagators follow a power law behaviour for these momenta. Novel order parameters for the center phase transition of QCD and related theories are derived. We prove the validity of the concept for QCD. To this end we perform a self-consistent treatment of the quark propagator DSE in Landau gauge at finite temperature. The impact of the two-loop diagrams in the Landau gauge gluon propagator DSE is investigated. We find that the squint diagram contributes sizeable in the mid-momentum regime, whereas the sunset diagram yields additional corrections only at the percent level. We present a self-consistent solution of the quark-gluon vertex function in quenched Landau gauge QCD. We find that dynamical chiral symmetry breaking leads to additional (non-perturbative) vertex structures which develop their maximal strength in the mid-momentum region. These structures trigger dynamical mass generation in the quark propagator. We are able to isolate the (few) decisive structures. Consequently, the complexity of the quark-gluon vertex tensor structure can be simplified considerably. We consider angular distributions of sequential (strange) B-meson decays using both, an effective (Hamiltonian) description as well as helictiy formalism techniques. We generalize the latter to describe the semileptonic decay B →K* (→Kπ) ℓ+ℓ-.(author)

  20. Scalar and axial-vector mesons

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    Van Beveren, E; Beveren, Eef van; Rupp, George

    2007-01-01

    Nowadays, there exists an abundance of theoretical approaches towards the mesonic spectrum, ranging from confinement models of all kinds, i.e., glueballs, and quark-antiquark, multiquark and hybrid configurations, to models in which only mesonic degrees of freedom are taken into account. Nature seems to come out somewhere in the middle, neither preferring pure bound states, nor effective meson-meson physics with only coupling constants and possibly form factors. As a matter of fact, apart from a few exceptions, like pions and kaons, Nature does not allow us to study mesonic bound states of any kind, which is equivalent to saying that such states do not really exist. Hence, instead of extrapolating from pions and kaons to the remainder of the meson family, it is more democratic to consider pions and kaons mesonic resonances that happen to come out below the lowest threshold for strong decay. Nevertheless, confinement is an important ingredient for understanding the many regularities observed in mesonic spectra...

  1. Atoms and mesons. Atomy i mezony

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    Kirillov-Ygryumov, V.G.; Nikitin, Yu.P.; Sergeev, F.M.

    1980-01-01

    A study is made of interactions between muons and hadrons and matter. Investigations are made of hadron-nuclear and lepton-nuclear interactions in the energy range that is characteristic of meson factories (up to 200 MeV). Considerable attention is given to meson and nuclear interactions in the bound state as well as to nuclear capture of mesons. An examination is made of the formation of high-energy and ..mu..-nucleon atoms, elastic and inelastic meson scattering on nuclei, the connection between scattering processes and mesoatoms, and their role in the structural analysis of nuclei and elementary particles. A phase analysis is made of experimental results for elastic scattering on nucleons and nuclei. The book is intended for scientists specializing in the physics of low energies. It might also be used by graduate and senior undergraduate students majoring in physics and physical engineering. 103 references, 31 figures, 18 tables.

  2. L3 physics at the Z resonance and a search for the Higgs particle

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    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Electroweak interactions were studied using the L3 Detector on the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP) at the European Center for Nuclear Study (CERN). The specific physics studied utilized the Silicon Microvertex Detector (SMD) of L3, which Los Alamos had previously played a major role in proposing, designing, constructing, and commissioning. This detector enabled L3 to investigate short-lived mesons containing b-quarks

  3. L3 physics at the Z resonance and a search for the Higgs particle

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    Coan, T.A.; Kinnison, W.W.; Kapustinsky, J.; Shukla, J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Physics Div.

    1997-07-01

    This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Electroweak interactions were studied using the L3 Detector on the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP) at the European Center for Nuclear Study (CERN). The specific physics studied utilized the Silicon Microvertex Detector (SMD) of L3, which Los Alamos had previously played a major role in proposing, designing, constructing, and commissioning. This detector enabled L3 to investigate short-lived mesons containing b-quarks.

  4. The η' meson from lattice QCD

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    We study the flavour singlet pseudoscalar mesons from first principles using lattice QCD. With Nf=2 flavours of light quark, this is the so-called η2 meson and we discuss the phenomenological status of this. Using maximally twisted-mass lattice QCD, we extract the mass of the η2 meson at two values of the lattice spacing for lighter quarks than previously discussed in the literature. We are able to estimate the mass value in the limit of light quarks with their physical masses. (orig.)

  5. Recent progress on light scalar mesons

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    Peláez Sagredo, José Ramón

    2014-01-01

    This is a brief account of the recent developments on the determination of the mass and widths of the much debated scalar mesons, paying particular attention to the causes of major revision of the σ or f_0(500) meson in the last edition of the Review of Particle Physics, which has finally acknowledged that the situation concerning the mass and width of this controversial state has been settled, although this was already well-known to scalar meson practitioners for about a decade. I will brief...

  6. THE ETA-MESON PHOTOPRODUCTION ON PROTON

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    Donoval, Jan; Bydžovský, Petr

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 26, 3-4 (2011), s. 645-646. ISSN 0217-751X. [11th International Workshop on Meson Production, Properties and Interaction. Krakow, 10.06.2010-15.06.2010] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA202/08/0984 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : Eta-meson photoproduction * form factors * nucleon resonances Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics , Colliders Impact factor: 1.053, year: 2011

  7. Physics design of the high brightness linac for the advanced free-electron laser initiative at Los Alamos

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    Sheffield, R. L.; Browman, M. J.; Carlsten, B. E.; Young, L. M.

    1992-07-01

    Free-electron lasers and high energy physics accelerators have increased the demand for very high brightness electron-beam sources. This paper describes the design of an accelerator that can produce beams of greater than 7×1011A/m2 (brightness equal to 21/ɛ2, with ɛ = 90% normalized emittance, equivalent to four times the rms emittance). The beam emittance growth in the accelerator is minimized by: producing a short electron bunch in a high gradient rf cavity, using a focusing solenoid to correct the emittance growth caused by space charge, and designing the coupling slots between accelerator cavities to minimize quadrupole effects. The simulation code PARMELA was modified for this design effort. This modified version uses SUPERFISH output files for the accelerator cavity fields, MAFIA output files for the 3-D perturbation fields caused by the coupling slots in the accelerator cells, and POISSON output files for the solenoid field in the gun region. The results from simulations are, at 2.3 nC, a peak current of 180 A and a 90% emittance of 6.4π mm mrad, and, at 4 nC a peak current of 300 A and a 90% emittance of 9.4π mrad. The exit energy from the linac is 20 MeV for both cases. A magnetic pulse compressor can be used to further increase the peak current.

  8. B-meson decay constants from improved lattice nonrelativistic QCD with physical u, d, s, and c quarks.

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    Dowdall, R J; Davies, C T H; Horgan, R R; Monahan, C J; Shigemitsu, J

    2013-05-31

    We present the first lattice QCD calculation of the decay constants f(B) and f(B(s)) with physical light quark masses. We use configurations generated by the MILC Collaboration including the effect of u, d, s, and c highly improved staggered quarks in the sea at three lattice spacings and with three u/d quark mass values going down to the physical value. We use improved nonrelativistic QCD (NRQCD) for the valence b quarks. Our results are f(B)=0.186(4) GeV, f(B(s))=0.224(4) GeV, f(B(s))/f(B)=1.205(7), and M(B(s))-M(B)=85(2) MeV, superseding earlier results with NRQCD b quarks. We discuss the implications of our results for the standard model rates for B((s))→μ(+)μ(-) and B→τν. PMID:23767714

  9. Rare B Meson Decays With Omega Mesons

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    Zhang, Lei; /Colorado U.

    2006-04-24

    Rare charmless hadronic B decays are particularly interesting because of their importance in understanding the CP violation, which is essential to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in our universe, and of their roles in testing the ''effective'' theory of B physics. The study has been done with the BABAR experiment, which is mainly designed for the study of CP violation in the decays of neutral B mesons, and secondarily for rare processes that become accessible with the high luminosity of the PEP-II B Factory. In a sample of 89 million produced B{bar B} pairs on the BABAR experiment, we observed the decays B{sup 0} {yields} {omega}K{sup 0} and B{sup +} {yields} {omega}{rho}{sup +} for the first time, made more precise measurements for B{sup +} {yields} {omega}h{sup +} and reported tighter upper limits for B {yields} {omega}K* and B{sup 0} {yields} {omega}{rho}{sup 0}.

  10. Meson-meson processes in strong interactions

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    Based on the meson-exchange framework the present work investigates the role played by meson-meson processes in strong interaction dynamics. We concentrate on two particular topics, one representing the more fundamental aspects of meson-meson systems the other being an example for the many possible applications. Using realistic meson-exchange models for ππ- and πη-scattering the first part of this work investigates the structure of the scalar meson f0(980) and a0(980) both being of outstanding importance for our understanding of the scalar meson sector. Our model produces good agreement with the available data. Furthermore, an analysis of the pole structure of the underlying ππ- and πη-scattering amplitudes leads to an understanding of the nature and parameters of f0(980) and a0(980). It is shown that besides the observed relationship between f0(980) and a0(980) their underlying structure is quite different. The second part of our investigation deals with the role played by correlated πρ exchange in the NN interaction. Starting point are open questions concerning the structure of the πNN vertex function. In the Bonn potential of the NN interaction a rather ''hard'' πNN formfactor is required in order to be able to reproduce experimental data, in particular the deuteron properties. However, this result is in disagreement with predictions from several theoretical models requiring a much softer πNN formfactor. We are able to show that this discrepancy is removed if correlated πρ exchange is added to the Bonn potential. (orig.)

  11. Nuclear physics accelerator facilities

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    This paper describes many of the nuclear physics heavy-ion accelerator facilities in the US and the research programs being conducted. The accelerators described are: Argonne National Laboratory--ATLAS; Brookhaven National Laboratory--Tandem/AGS Heavy Ion Facility; Brookhaven National Laboratory--Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) (Proposed); Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility; Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory--Bevalac; Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory--88-Inch Cyclotron; Los Alamos National Laboratory--Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF); Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Bates Linear Accelerator Center; Oak Ridge National Laboratory--Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility; Oak Ridge National Laboratory--Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center--Nuclear Physics Injector; Texas AandM University--Texas AandM Cyclotron; Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL); University of Washington--Tandem/Superconducting Booster; and Yale University--Tandem Van de Graaff

  12. Quantum field theory approaches to meson structure

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    Meson spectroscopy became one of the most interesting topics in particle physics in the last ten years. In particular, the discovery of new unexpected states in the charmonium spectrum which cannot be simply explained by the constituent quark model attracted the interest of many theoretical efforts. In the present thesis we discuss different meson structures ranging from light and heavy quark-antiquark states to bound states of hadrons-hadronic molecules. Here we consider the light scalar mesons f0(980) and a0(980) and the charmonium-like Y(3940), Y(4140) and Z±(4430) states. In the discussion of the meson properties like mass spectrum, total and partial decay widths and production rates we introduce three different theoretical methods for the treatment and description of hadronic structure. For the study of bound states of mesons we apply a coupled channel approach which allows for the dynamical generation of meson-meson resonances. The decay properties of meson molecules are further on studied within a second model based on effective Lagrangians describing the interaction of the bound state and its constituents. Besides hadronic molecules the effective Lagrangian approach is also used to study the radiative and strong decay properties of ordinary quark-antiquark (q anti q) states. The AdS/QCD model forms the completion of the three theoretical methods introduced in the present thesis. This holographic model provides a completely different ansatz and is based on extra dimensions and string theory. Within this framework we calculate the mass spectrum of light and heavy mesons and their decay constants.

  13. Charmed and light pseudoscalar meson decay constants from four-flavor lattice QCD with physical light quarks

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    Bazavov, A; Bouchard, C M; DeTar, C; Du, D; El-Khadra, A X; Foley, J; Freeland, E D; Gámiz, E; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, U M; Kim, J; Komijani, J; Kronfeld, A S; Laiho, J; Levkova, L; Mackenzie, P B; Neil, E T; Simone, J N; Sugar, R; Toussaint, D; Van de Water, R S; Zhou, R

    2014-01-01

    We compute the leptonic decay constants $f_{D^+}$, $f_{D_s}$, and $f_{K^+}$, and the quark-mass ratios $m_c/m_s$ and $m_s/m_l$ in unquenched lattice QCD using the experimentally determined value of $f_{\\pi^+}$ for normalization. We use the MILC Highly Improved Staggered Quark (HISQ) ensembles with four dynamical quark flavors --- up, down, strange, and charm --- and with both physical and unphysical values of the light sea-quark masses. The use of physical pions removes the need for a chiral extrapolation, thereby eliminating a significant source of uncertainty in previous calculations. Four different lattice spacings ranging from $a\\approx 0.06$ fm to $0.15$ fm are included in the analysis to control the extrapolation to the continuum limit. Our primary results are $f_{D^+} = 212.6(0.4)({}^{+1.0}_{-1.2})\\ \\mathrm{MeV}$, $f_{D_s} = 249.0(0.3)({}^{+1.1}_{-1.5})\\ \\mathrm{MeV}$, and $f_{D_s}/f_{D^+} = 1.1712(10)({}^{+29}_{-32})$, where the errors are statistical and total systematic, respectively. The errors on ...

  14. Scalar mesons in a linear sigma model with (axial-)vector mesons

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    Parganlija, D; Wolf, Gy; Giacosa, F; Rischke, D H

    2012-01-01

    The structure of the scalar mesons has been a subject of debate for many decades. In this work we look for $\\bar{q}q$ states among the physical resonances using an extended Linear Sigma Model that contains scalar, pseudoscalar, vector, and axial-vector mesons both in the non-strange and strange sectors. We perform global fits of meson masses, decay widths and amplitudes in order to ascertain whether the scalar $\\bar{q}q$ states are below or above 1 GeV. We find the scalar states above 1 GeV to be preferred as $\\bar{q}q$ states.

  15. Mesons on a transverse lattice

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    Dalley, S

    2001-01-01

    The meson eigenstates of the light-cone Hamiltonian in a coarse transverse lattice gauge theory are investigated. Building upon previous work in pure gauge theory, the Hamiltonian and its Fock space are expanded in powers of dynamical fields. In the leading approximation, the couplings appearing in the Hamiltonian are renormalised by demanding restoration of space-time symmetries broken by the cut-off. Additional requirements from chiral symmetry are discussed and difficulties in imposing them from first principles in the leading approximation are noted. A phenomenological calculation is then performed, in which chiral symmetry in spontaneously broken form is modelled by imposing the physical pion-rho mass splitting as a constraint. The light-cone wavefunctions of the resulting Hamiltonian are used to compute decay constants, form factors and quark momentum and spin distributions for the pion and rho mesons. Extensions beyond leading order, and the implications for first principles calculations, are briefly d...

  16. Measurement of Charm Meson Lifetimes

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    We report measurements of the D0 , D+ , and D+s meson lifetimes using 3.7 fb-1 of e+e- annihilation data collected near the Υ(4S) resonance with the CLEO detector. The measured lifetimes of the D0 , D+ , and D+s mesons are 408.5±4.1+3.5-3.4 fs , 1033.6±22.1+9.9-12.7 fs , and 486.3±15.0+4.9-5.1 fs . The precision of these lifetimes are comparable to those of the best previous measurements, and the systematic errors are very different. In a single experiment we find that the ratio of the D+s and D0 lifetimes is 1.19±0.04 . copyright 1999 The American Physical Society

  17. Charmed and light pseudoscalar meson decay constants from four-flavor lattice QCD with physical light quarks

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    Bazavov, A.; Bernard, C.; Komijani, J.; Bouchard, C. M.; DeTar, C.; Foley, J.; Levkova, L.; Du, D.; Laiho, J.; El-Khadra, A. X.; Freeland, E. D.; Gámiz, E.; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, U. M.; Kim, J.; Toussaint, D.; Kronfeld, A. S.; Mackenzie, P. B.; Simone, J. N.; Van de Water, R. S.; Zhou, R.; Neil, E. T.; Sugar, R.

    2014-10-30

    We compute the leptonic decay constants fD+, fDs, and fK+ and the quark-mass ratios mc/ms and ms/ml in unquenched lattice QCD using the experimentally determined value of fπ+ for normalization. We use the MILC highly improved staggered quark ensembles with four dynamical quark flavors—up, down, strange, and charm—and with both physical and unphysical values of the light sea-quark masses. The use of physical pions removes the need for a chiral extrapolation, thereby eliminating a significant source of uncertainty in previous calculations. Four different lattice spacings ranging from a0.06 to 0.15 fm are included in the analysis to control the extrapolation to the

  18. Heavy mesons in a hadronic medium: interaction and transport coefficients

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    Torres-Rincon, Juan M; Cabrera, Daniel; Romanets, Olena; Tolos, Laura

    2015-01-01

    We review the recent results of heavy meson diffusion in thermal hadronic matter. The interactions of D and B-bar mesons with other hadrons (light mesons and baryons) are extracted from effective field theories based on chiral and heavy-quark symmetries. When these guiding principles are combined with exact unitarity, physical values of the cross sections are obtained. These cross sections (which contain resonant contributions) are used to calculate the drag and diffusion coefficients of heavy mesons immersed in a thermal and dense medium. The transport coefficients are computed using a Fokker-Planck reduction of the Boltzmann equation.

  19. Decommissioning the Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment (LAMPRE I)

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    The Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment (LAMPRE I) was decommissioned at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, in 1980. The LAMPRE I was a sodium-cooled reactor built to develop plutonium fuels for fast breeder applications. It was retired in the mid-1960s. This report describes the decommissioning procedures, the health physics programs, the waste management, and the costs for the operation

  20. Spectroscopy of exotic mesons

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    The authors discuss why QCD leads to the search for exotic hadrons. They summarize some expectations from theory and models concerning the masses, decay pattern and characteristic features of glueballs (gg), hybrid (q bar qg) and diquonia (qq bar q bar q) mesons. They discuss the best known or more interesting candidates for exotic mesons

  1. Vector-meson dominance revisited

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    Terschlüsen Carla

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The interaction of mesons with electromagnetism is often well described by the concept of vector-meson dominance (VMD. However, there are also examples where VMD fails. A simple chiral Lagrangian for pions, rho and omega mesons is presented which can account for the respective agreement and disagreement between VMD and phenomenology in the sector of light mesons.

  2. Proposal of the meson theory by Hideki Yukawa

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    In 1935 Hideki Yukawa courageously proposed a new field theory of the nuclear forces and predicted the existence of the meson, a particle responsible for the strong interaction. This was during a period when new particles were not welcomed in the domain of physics. Later, the meson theory greatly promoted the advancement of nuclear physics. The theory was verified after the π-meson was discovered in cosmic rays by C.P.Powell, a British physicist. Yukawa was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1949 for his contribution to physics

  3. Los Alamos racquetball contamination incident

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    Several employees of the Los Alamos Plutonium Facility were found to have low levels of radioactivity on their hands and clothing when they arrived for work one morning. The initial concern was that the stringent contamination or material controls at the facility had failed, and that one or more of the employees had either accidentally or intentionally removed plutonium from the Laboratory premises. Fortunately, however, an investigation revealed that the source of the radioactivity was radon daughters electrostatically collected upon the surface of the racquetball and transferred by physical contact to the employees during an early morning racquetball game. This paper describes the events leading to the discovery of this phenomenon. 1 figure

  4. Light meson radial Regge trajectories

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    Badalian, A.M.; Bakker, B. L. G.; Simonov, Yu. A.

    2002-01-01

    A new physical mechanism is suggested to explain the universal depletion of high meson excitations. It takes into account the appearance of holes inside the string world sheet due to $q\\bar{q}$ pair creation when the length of the string exceeds the critical value $R_1 \\simeq 1.4$ fm. It is argued that a delicate balance between large $N_c$ loop suppression and a favorable gain in the action, produced by holes, creates a new metastable (predecay) stage with a renormalized string tension which...

  5. ν' meson as pseudoscalar gluonium

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    The problem of the ν' meson as a pseudoscalar gluonium within the systematic approach to the resonance physics is considered. QCD sum rules induced by the current Gsub(μν)sup(α)Gsub(μν)sup(α) tilde constructed form gluon field operators are derived. By saturating the sum rules the ν' rough estimates fro the ν' mass and its residue are given. The difference between the ν' and typical quark states such as the rho is noted. Breaking of the operator expansion by the instanton effects is discussed

  6. Properties of c meson

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    Ajay Kumar Rai; P C Vinodkumar

    2006-05-01

    The mass spectrum of $c\\bar{b}$ meson is investigated with an effective quark-antiquark potential of the form $\\dfrac{-_{c}}{r} + Ar^{}$ with varying from 0.5 to 2.0. The and -wave masses, pseudoscalar decay constant, weak decay partial widths in spectator model and the lifetime of c meson are computed. The properties calculated here are found to be in good agreement with other theoretical and experimental values at potential index, = 1.

  7. Transversity and Meson Photoproduction

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    Goldstein, G R; Goldstein, Gary R.; Gamberg, Leonard

    2002-01-01

    Both meson photoproduction and semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering can potentially probe transversity in the nucleon. We explore how that potential can be realized dynamically. The role of rescattering in both exclusive and inclusive meson production as a source for transverse polarization asymmetry is examined. We use a dynamical model to calculate the asymmetry and relate that to the transversity distribution of the nucleon.

  8. Nuclear matter with constituent meson quanta

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    The authors discuss some nonperturbative techniques of field theory, where they dress nuclear matter as a whole with off-mass-shell pions. Here s-wave pion pairs simulate the effect of σ-meson of the mean field approach of Walecka. The signatures are in agreement with earlier results along with new physical insight

  9. Chiral dynamics of heavy-light mesons

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    This thesis focuses on the physics of heavy-light mesons, i.e. quark-antiquark systems composed of a heavy (c or b) and a light (u, d or s) quark. The light-quark sector is treated within the framework of chiral effective field theory. Recent lattice QCD computations have progressed in determining the decay constants of charmed mesons and the scattering lengths of Nambu-Goldstone bosons (pions, kaons) off D mesons. These computations are performed for light quark masses larger than the physical ones. A chiral extrapolation down to physical masses is necessary. It is commonly performed using chiral perturbation theory. The related systematical uncertainties have to be examined carefully. In this thesis it is shown how these uncertainties can be reduced significantly by taking into account relativistic effects in the chiral extrapolations. As a byproduct, estimates are presented for several physical quantities that are related by heavy-quark spin and flavor symmetry. Furthermore, the investigation of the light-quark mass dependence of the scattering lengths of Nambu-Goldstone bosons off D mesons provides important information on the nature of one of the intriguing newly discovered resonances, the D*s0(2317). It is shown that this resonance can be dynamically generated from the coupled-channels DK interaction without a priori assumption of its existence. Finally we demonstrate how the underlying framework, unitarized chiral perturbation theory, can be improved by the inclusion of intermediate states with off-the-mass-shell kinematics.

  10. Light $O^{++}$ Mesons: Scalargators in Florida

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    Pennington, M R

    2010-01-01

    Light scalar mesons abound in hadron processes, like the alligators in the Florida Everglades. Moreover, scalars are intimately tied to the vacuum structure of QCD. They are the product of many decays. Consequently, a rich source of recent information about them has come from experiments producing heavy flavour mesons. Indeed, scalars will continue to dominate many of the processes to be studied at forthcoming facilities like BESIII in Beijing, FAIR at GSI Darmstadt and the GlueX experiment at JLab, making an understanding (or at least an excellent and theoretically consistent description) essential for the physics missions of these facilities.

  11. Light O++ Mesons: Scalargators in Florida

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    Light scalar mesons abound in hadron processes, like the alligators in the Florida Everglades. Moreover, scalars are intimately tied to the vacuum structure of QCD. They are the product of many decays. Consequently, a rich source of recent information about them has come from experiments producing heavy flavour mesons. Indeed, scalars will continue to dominate many of the processes to be studied at forthcoming facilities like BESIII in Beijing, FAIR at GSI Darmstadt and the GlueX experiment at JLab, making an understanding (or at least an excellent and theoretically consistent description) essential for the physics missions of these facilities.

  12. Quantum correlations in B and K meson systems

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    Banerjee, Subhashish; MacKenzie, Richard

    2014-01-01

    We study quantum correlations in meson-antimeson systems, as provided for example in meson factories used mainly to probe physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. We use a semigroup formalism to compute a trace-preserving density matrix for these systems, in spite of the fact that the particles are unstable. This is used to compute the time evolution of several measures of quantum correlations for three meson systems (KKbar, BdBdbar and BsBsbar). We find that the quantum correlations for these systems can be non-trivially different from their stable counterparts.

  13. ρ meson decays of heavy hybrid mesons

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    Zhang, Liang; Huang, Peng-Zhi

    2016-07-01

    We calculate the ρ meson couplings between the heavy hybrid doublets Hh/Sh/Mh/Th and the ordinary qQ̅ doublets in the framework of the light-cone QCD sum rule. The sum rules obtained rely mildly on the Borel parameters in their working regions. The resulting coupling constants are rather small in most cases. Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (11105007)

  14. Factorization for hard exclusive electroproduction of mesons in QCD

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    We formulate and prove a QCD factorization theorem for hard exclusive electroproduction of mesons in QCD. The proof is valid for the leading power in Q and all logarithms. This generalizes previous work on vector meson production in the diffractive region of small x. The amplitude is expressed in terms of off-diagonal generalizations of the usual parton densities. The full theorem applies to all kinds of mesons and not just to vector mesons. The parton densities used include not only the ordinary parton density, but also the helicity density (g1 or Δq) and the transversity density (h1 or δq), and these can be probed by measuring the polarization of the produced mesons with unpolarized protons. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  15. Rapidity resummation for $B$-meson wave functions

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    Shen, Yue-Long

    2014-01-01

    Transverse-momentum dependent (TMD) hadronic wave functions develop light-cone divergences under QCD corrections, which are commonly regularized by the rapidity $\\zeta$ of gauge vector defining the non-light-like Wilson lines. The yielding rapidity logarithms from infrared enhancement need to be resummed for both hadronic wave functions and short-distance functions, to achieve scheme-independent calculations of physical quantities. We briefly review the recent progress on the rapidity resummation for $B$-meson wave functions which are the key ingredients of TMD factorization formulae for radiative-leptonic, semi-leptonic and non-leptonic $B$-meson decays. The crucial observation is that rapidity resummation induces a strong suppression of $B$-meson wave functions at small light-quark momentum, strengthening the applicability of TMD factorization in exclusive $B$-meson decays. The phenomenological consequence of rapidity-resummation improved $B$-meson wave functions is further discussed in the context of $B \\t...

  16. Meson spectroscopy in the light quark sector

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    Understanding the hadron spectrum is one of the fundamental issues in modern particle physics. We know that existing hadron configurations include baryons, made of three quarks, and mesons, made of quark-antiquark pairs. However most of the mass of the hadrons is not due to the mass of these elementary constituents but to their binding force. Studying the hadron spectrum is therefore a tool to understand one of the fundamental forces in nature, the strong force, and Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD), the theory that describes it. This investigation can provide an answer to fundamental questions as what is the origin of the mass of hadrons, what is the origin of quark confinement, what are the relevant degrees of freedom to describe these complex systems and how the transition between the elementary constituents, quarks and gluons, and baryons and mesons occurs. In this field a key tool is given by meson spectroscopy. Mesons, being made by a quark and an anti-quark, are the simplest quark bound system and therefore the ideal benchmark to study the interaction between quarks and understand what the role of gluons is. In this investigation, it is fundamental to precisely determine the spectrum and properties of mesons but also to search for possible unconventional states beyond the qq-bar configuration as tetra-quarks (qq q-bar q-bar), hybrids (qq-bar g) and glueballs. These states can be distinguished unambiguously from regular mesons when they have exotic quantum numbers, i.e. combinations of total angular momentum, spin and parity that are not allowed for qq-bar states. These are called exotic quantum numbers and the corresponding states are referred to as exotics. The study of the meson spectrum and the search for exotics is among the goals of several experiments in the world that exploit different reaction processes, as e+e- annihilation, pp-bar annihilation, pion scattering, proton-proton scattering and photo-production, to produce meson states. This intense effort

  17. Holographic meson melting

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    The plasma phase at high temperatures of a strongly coupled gauge theory can be holographically modelled by an AdS black hole. Matter in the fundamental representation and in the quenched approximation is introduced through embedding D7-branes in the AdS-Schwarzschild background. Low spin mesons correspond to the fluctuations of the D7-brane world volume. As is well known by now, there are two different kinds of embeddings, either reaching down to the black hole horizon or staying outside of it. In the latter case the fluctuations of the D7-brane world volume represent stable low spin mesons. In the plasma phase we do not expect mesons to be stable but to melt at sufficiently high temperature. We model the late stages of this meson melting by the quasinormal modes of D7-brane fluctuations for the embeddings that do reach down to the horizon. The inverse of the imaginary part of the quasinormal frequency gives the typical relaxation time back to equilibrium of the meson perturbation in the hot plasma. We briefly comment on the possible application of our model to quarkonium suppression

  18. Static-light meson-meson potentials

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    Bali, Gunnar

    2010-01-01

    We investigate potentials between pairs of static-light mesons in Nf=2 Lattice QCD, in different spin channels. The question of attraction and repulsion is particularly interesting with respect to the X(3872) charmonium state and charged candidates such as the Z+(4430). We employ the nonperturbatively improved Sheikholeslami-Wohlert fermion and the Wilson gauge actions at a lattice spacing a approx. 0.084 fm and a pseudoscalar mass mPS approx. 760 MeV. We use stochastic all-to-all propagator techniques, improved by a hopping parameter expansion. The analysis is based on the variational method, utilizing various source and sink interpolators.

  19. Search for scalar mesons

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    The search for I = 0 0++ mesons is described. The crucial role played by the states in the 1 GeV region is highlighted. An analysis program that with unimpeachable data would produce definitive results on these is outlined and shown with present data to provide prima facie evidence for dynamics beyond that of the quark model. The authors briefly speculate on the current status of the lowest mass scalar mesons and discuss how experiment can resolve the unanswered issues. 30 references, 6 figures, 1 table

  20. The {eta}' meson from lattice QCD

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    Jansen, K. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany); Michael, C. [Liverpool Univ. (United Kingdom). Theoretical Physics Div.; Urbach, C. [Humboldt Univ. Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Elementarteilchenphysik

    2008-04-15

    We study the flavour singlet pseudoscalar mesons from first principles using lattice QCD. With N{sub f}=2 flavours of light quark, this is the so-called {eta}{sub 2} meson and we discuss the phenomenological status of this. Using maximally twisted-mass lattice QCD, we extract the mass of the {eta}{sub 2} meson at two values of the lattice spacing for lighter quarks than previously discussed in the literature. We are able to estimate the mass value in the limit of light quarks with their physical masses. (orig.)

  1. Techniques in meson spectroscopy

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    This report contains lectures on the following topics: the quark model and beyond using quantum chromodynamics; analysis of formation reactions; energy dependence of the partial wave amplitudes; where the data for the t-matrix analysis comes from; and coupled channel analysis of isoscalar mesons

  2. Glueball-meson mixing

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    Vento, Vicente [Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Departamento de Fisica Teorica y Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular, Universidad de Valencia, Burjassot (Spain)

    2016-01-15

    Calculations in unquenched QCD for the scalar glueball spectrum have confirmed previous results of Gluodynamics finding a glueball at ∝1750 MeV. I analyze the implications of this discovery from the point of view of glueball-meson mixing in light of the experimental scalar spectrum. (orig.)

  3. LAMPF II workshop, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, February 1-4, 1982

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    This report contains the proceedings of the first LAMPF II Workshop held at Los Alamos February 1 to 4, 1982. Included are the talks that were available in written form. The conclusion of the participants was that there are many exciting areas of physics that will be addressed by such a machine

  4. Light Scalar Mesons in Photon-Photon Collisions

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    Achasov, N. N.; Shestakov, G. N.

    2009-01-01

    The light scalar mesons, discovered over forty years ago, became a challenge for the naive quark-antiquark model from the outset. At present the nontrivial nature of these states is no longer denied practically anybody. Two-photon physics has made a substantial contribution to understanding the nature of the light scalar mesons. Recently, it entered a new stage of high statistics measurements. We review the results concerning two-photon production mechanisms of the light scalars, based on the...

  5. Los Alamos Programming Models

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    Bergen, Benjamin Karl [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-07-07

    This is the PDF of a powerpoint presentation from a teleconference on Los Alamos programming models. It starts by listing their assumptions for the programming models and then details a hierarchical programming model at the System Level and Node Level. Then it details how to map this to their internal nomenclature. Finally, a list is given of what they are currently doing in this regard.

  6. Exclusive and inclusive decays of B mesons into Ds mesons

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    We have studied the production of Ds mesons in the decays of B mesons at the Υ(4S) resonance. We report on the first observation of exclusive B-meson decays B→Ds-D*+, B→Ds-D+, and B→Ds-D0. We also present a new measurement of the branching ratio and the momentum spectrum for the inclusive decay B→DsX

  7. Effect of changes in meson properties in a nuclear medium - $J/\\Psi$ dissociation in nuclear matter, and meson-nucleus bound states

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    Tsushima, K.; Sibirtsev, A.; Saito, K.; A.W. Thomas; Lu, D.H.

    2000-01-01

    We discuss the effect of changes in meson properties in a nuclear medium on physical observables, notably, $J/\\Psi$ dissociation on pion and $\\rho$ meson comovers in relativistic heavy ion collisions, and the prediction of the $\\omega$-, $\\eta$- and $\\eta'$-nuclear bound states.

  8. Decays of B mesons

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    According to the Standard Model of six quarks and six leptons, the charged-current decays of quarks can couple any of the up quarks, u, c, or t, to any of the down quarks, d, s, or b. Several of these couplings can be measured only in B-meson decays. It is important to measure them accurately in order to expand our knowledge of the model, to test its validity, and more importantly, to take us to a formulation of what is beyond. In the paper, the authors review the measurements that have been made on the weak decays of B mesons and discuss their implications for the matrix of quark couplings

  9. Meson Spectroscopy without Tetraquarks

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    Bugg, D V

    2011-01-01

    Data on e+e- -> piplus-piminus-Upsilon(1S,2S,3S) show a large increase in branching fractions near Upsilon(10860). A suggestion of Ali et al. is to interpret this as evidence for a tetraquark, Yb(10890) = b-bbar. However, it may also be interpreted in terms of Upsilon(10860) -> B-B*, B*B* and BsB*s above the open-b threshold, followed by de-excitation processes such as $BB* -> Upsilon (1S,2S,3S). In the charm sector, a hypothesis open to experimental test is that X,Y and Z peaks in the mass range 3872 to 3945 MeV may all be due to regular 3P1 and 3P2 c-cbar states (and perhaps 3P0) mixed with meson-meson.

  10. The scalar meson enigma

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    The nature of the scalar mesons in the 1 GeV region is studied. Analysis of all high statistics data in the neighbourhood of Kanti K threshold, in particular the fine-binned spectra on ψ → φ(ππ), φ(Kanti K) from DM2 and Mark III, indicate in an almost model-independent way that the f0(S*) is not a Kanti K molecule. (orig.)

  11. Heavy meson production at HERA

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    Figiel Jan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The copious production of charm mesons at HERA has allowed QCD to be probed in open charm and charm vector meson production. Elastic and proton-dissociatve photoproduction of J/ψ mesons have been measured at HERA. The data are compared to other measurements and the W and t dependences are parametrised using phenomenological fits. The ψ (2S state has also been measured exclusively and the ratio of its production rate to J/ψ mesons presented as a function of the kinematic variables. Inelastic production of J/ψ and ψ(2S mesons gives insight into non-relativistic QCD and final results are presented here. Open charm production has been measured in order to better understand the fragmentation process of charm mesons as well as giving insight into the structure of the proton.

  12. Mass-producing B mesons

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    Since the discovery of the upsilon resonances in 1977 the physics of the fifth quark - beauty - has played a vital role in establishing and consolidating today's Standard Model of particle physics. In recent years, a wealth of data on B particle (containing the beauty quark) has emerged from the detectors ARGUS (at the DORIS ring, DESY, Hamburg) and CLEO (at the Cornell CESR ring) as well as from CERN's LEP electron-positron collider and the proton-antiproton colliders at CERN and Fermilab. But the most challenging goal of this physics is to explore the mystery of CP violation, so far only seen in neutral kaon decays. This subtle mechanism - a disregard for the combined symmetry of particle antiparticle switching and left-right reflection - possibly moulded the evolution of the Universe after the Big Bang, providing a world dominated by matter, rather than one where matter and antimatter play comparable roles. To fully explore CP violation in the laboratory needs a dedicated machine - a particle 'factory' - to mass produce B mesons. Only when this full picture of CP violation has been revealed will physicists finally be able to solve its mysteries. As well as major proposals in the US and Japan, several ideas have been launched in Europe. Over the years, many working groups have accumulated an impressive amount of data and knowledge on the physics as well as on the machine and detectors. The spearheads of experimental B physics are the ARGUS and CLEO collaborations. Highlights include the determination of the parameters of the (Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa, CKM) quark mixing matrix, testing the consistency of the Standard Model with six quarks and three leptons, and giving the first indirect hint that the as yet unseen sixth ('top') quark is very heavy, together with initial indications of how it should decay. Valuable complementary information has come from proton-antiproton collider data and particularly from the LEP experiments at the

  13. Future prospects for exotic mesons

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    A brief description is given of the current status of exotic mesons produced in π-p interactions at 18 GeV/c-carried out with the BNL multiparticle spectrometer. The next logical step in our endeavor to understand the gluonic degrees of freedom in mesons is to extend the search for exotic mesons with hidden strangeness in K-p interactions at beam momenta in the range 15 to 25 GeV/c. (orig.)

  14. Heavy meson in nuclear medium

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    Tolos, L; Garcia-Recio, C; Molina, R; Nieves, J; Oset, E; Ramos, A

    2010-01-01

    The properties of charmed mesons in dense matter are studied using a unitary coupled-channel approach in the nuclear medium which takes into account Pauli-blocking effects and meson self-energies in a self-consistent manner. We obtain the open-charm meson spectral functions in this dense nuclear environment, and discuss their implications on hidden charm and charm scalar resonances and on the formation of $D$-mesic nuclei at FAIR.

  15. Experiments in intermediate energy physics

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    Dehnhard, D.

    2003-02-28

    Research in experimental nuclear physics was done from 1979 to 2002 primarily at intermediate energy facilities that provide pion, proton, and kaon beams. Particularly successful has been the work at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) on unraveling the neutron and proton contributions to nuclear ground state and transition densities. This work was done on a wide variety of nuclei and with great detail on the carbon, oxygen, and helium isotopes. Some of the investigations involved the use of polarized targets which allowed the extraction of information on the spin-dependent part of the triangle-nucleon interaction. At the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF) we studied proton-induced charge exchange reactions with results of importance to astrophysics and the nuclear few-body problem. During the first few years, the analysis of heavy-ion nucleus scattering data that had been taken prior to 1979 was completed. During the last few years we created hypernuclei by use of a kaon beam at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and an electron beam at Jefferson Laboratory (JLab). The data taken at BNL for a study of the non-mesonic weak decay of the A particle in a nucleus are still under analysis by our collaborators. The work at JLab resulted in the best resolution hypernuclear spectra measured thus far with magnetic spectrometers.

  16. Charmed mesons in nuclear matter

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    Tolos, L; Garcia-Recio, C; Oset, E; Molina, R; Nieves, J; Ramos, A

    2010-01-01

    We obtain the properties of charmed mesons in dense matter using a coupled-channel approach which accounts for Pauli blocking effects and meson self-energies in a self-consistent manner. We study the behaviour of dynamically-generated baryonic resonances together with the open-charm meson spectral functions in this dense nuclear environment. We discuss the implications of the in-medium properties of open-charm mesons on the $D_{s0}(2317)$ and the predicted X(3700) scalar resonances, and on the formation of $D$-mesic nuclei.

  17. Charm physics: theoretical review

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    Petrov, Alexey A.

    2003-01-01

    We review recent developments in charm physics, focusing on the physics of charmed mesons. We discuss charm spectroscopy, decay constants, as well as searches for new physics with charmed mesons. We discuss D0-anti-D0 mixing and CP-violation in charm decays. We also present the modified Nelson plot of charm mixing predictions.

  18. High-energy exclusive leptoproduction of vector mesons

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    The physics of diffractive vector meson production in virtual photon nucleon scattering at NMC energies is reviewed. A particular attention is paid to the physical aspects of the reaction and how they influence the observables. The reaction is a good probe to investigate both soft exchange mechanisms and hadronic wave functions. Extension to either HERA or ELFE kinematics is sketched out. (orig.)

  19. Glueballs and vector mesons at NICA

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    Parganlija, Denis

    2016-01-01

    Two interconnected fields of interest are suggested for NICA. Firstly, existence of glueballs is predicted by the theory of strong interaction but -- even after decades of research -- glueball identification in the physical spectrum is still unclear. NICA can help to ascertain experimental glueball candidates via J/Psi decays whose yield is expected to be large. Importance of glueballs is not limited to vacuum: since they couple to other meson states, glueballs can also be expected to influence signatures of chiral-symmetry restoration in the high-energy phase of strong dynamics. Mass shifting or in-medium broadening of vector and axial-vector mesons may occur there but the extent of such phenomena is still uncertain. Additionally, glueball properties could also be modified in medium. Exploration of these issues is the second suggested field of interest that can be pursued at NICA.

  20. Rotational Spectra of the Baryons and Mesons

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    Akers, D

    2003-01-01

    An investigation of the rotational spectra of baryons and mesons is conducted. Diakonov, Petrov and Polyakov claimed that all light baryons are rotational excitations. A study of the history of particle physics indicates that the ideas of rotational spectra can be originally attributed to a constituent-quark (CQ) model as proposed by Mac Gregor. Later research advanced spin-orbit splitting in a deformed model as suggested by Bhaduri and others. In the present work, we show from current data that the rotational spectra of baryons and mesons are in agreement with the original claims of Mac Gregor: namely, the values for the rotational energies Erot of particles merge with those of nuclear rotational bands in light nuclei. It is also shown that particles of different isotopic spins are separated in mass by a 70 MeV quantum, which is related to the SU(3) decuplet mass spacing as originally proposed by Gell-Mann.

  1. The hybrid mesons quest: the MesonEx experiment at Jefferson Laboratory

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    Rizzo, Alessandro [Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)

    2016-03-01

    The meson spectroscopy plays nowadays a central role in the investigation of hadron structure thanks to the possible existence of exotic hybrid mesons, quark-antiquark-gluon bound states. Their explicit gluonic degrees of freedom which should clearly emerge from a Partial Wave Analysis (PWA) of the corresponding Dalitz plot of the exotic particle decay, may result in final JPC configurations not allowed in the constituent quark model. Besides this clear signature, hybrid mesons are also expected to have a large particle multiplicity decays, requiring for their search an experimental apparatus with high performances in terms of rate capability, resolution and almost a full acceptance to apply PWA methods. New-generation experiments are planned at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (VA, USA) for which an unprecedented statistics of large multiplicity decay events with fully reconstructed kinematics will be available. In particular for the MesonEx (CLAS12) experiment in Hall B, a wide scientific program that will start in 2016 has been deployed to study the meson spectrum at energies up to 11 GeV. A key role in such program is played by the Forward Tagger apparatus of the experiment, which will allow to extend the study of meson electro-production to very low Q2 values, in a quasi-real photo production kinematical region, where the production of hybrid mesons is expected to be favorite. Currently a new analysis framework for the search of the hybrid mesons is being set up by the HASPECT network, an international structure which gather people involved into theoretical and experimental hadronic physics all over the world. The goals of the network is to develop new analysis models and statistical techniques to unfold the signal and background distributions in high-statistics datasets. In this work are briefly presented the first preliminary results from the application of a statistical technique, namely the sPlot, to the data already acquired by the CLAS experiment for

  2. The hybrid mesons quest: the MesonEx experiment at Jefferson Laboratory

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    Rizzo, A.; CLAS Collaboration

    2016-02-01

    The meson spectroscopy plays nowadays a central role in the investigation of hadron structure thanks to the possible existence of exotic hybrid mesons, quark-antiquark-gluon bound states. Their explicit gluonic degrees of freedom which should clearly emerge from a Partial Wave Analysis (PWA) of the corresponding Dalitz plot of the exotic particle decay, may result in final JPC configurations not allowed in the constituent quark model. Besides this clear signature, hybrid mesons are also expected to have a large particle multiplicity decays, requiring for their search an experimental apparatus with high performances in terms of rate capability, resolution and almost a full acceptance to apply PWA methods. New-generation experiments are planned at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (VA, USA) for which an unprecedented statistics of large multiplicity decay events with fully reconstructed kinematics will be available. In particular for the MesonEx (CLAS12) experiment in Hall B, a wide scientific program that will start in 2016 has been deployed to study the meson spectrum at energies up to 11 GeV. A key role in such program is played by the Forward Tagger apparatus of the experiment, which will allow to extend the study of meson electro-production to very low Q2 values, in a quasi-real photo production kinematical region, where the production of hybrid mesons is expected to be favorite. Currently a new analysis framework for the search of the hybrid mesons is being set up by the HASPECT network, an international structure which gather people involved into theoretical and experimental hadronic physics all over the world. The goals of the network is to develop new analysis models and statistical techniques to unfold the signal and background distributions in high-statistics datasets. In this work are briefly presented the first preliminary results from the application of a statistical technique, namely the sPlot, to the data already acquired by the CLAS experiment for

  3. Exotic mesons: status and future

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    Klempt, Eberhard

    2007-01-01

    The evidence for the existence of mesons with exotic quantum numbers and of hybrid candidates with non-exotic quantum numbers is critically reviewed, including candidates with hidden charm. Aims and methods of future searches for hybrid mesons are briefly discussed.

  4. Mesonic theory of effective forces

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    The construction of nucleon-nucleon effective interaction on base of meson theory of nuclear forces is considered. The dependence of effective force parameters from coupling constants and masses of the exchange mesons is investigated. The results of nuclear matter calculations are presented. 36 refs.; 9 figs.; 2 tabs

  5. Exotic meson spectroscopy with CLAS

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    Adams, G.; Napolitano, J. [Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)

    1994-04-01

    The identification and study of mesons with explicit gluonic degrees of freedom will provide major constraints on nonperturbative QCD and models thereof. CLAS will provide a unique opportunity for studying these resonances by measuring photoproduction of multi-meson final states.

  6. B decays into light mesons

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    The author calculates the form factors describing semileptonic and penguin induced decays of B mesons into light pseudoscalar and vector mesons. The form factors are calculated from QCD sum rules on the light-cone including contributions up to twist 4, radiative corrections to the leading twist contribution and SU(3) breaking effects. The theoretical uncertainty is estimated to be tilde (15--20)%

  7. The light meson spectroscopy program

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    Smith Elton S.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Recent discoveries of a number of unexpected new charmomium-like meson states at the BaBar and Belle B-factories have demonstrated how little is still known about meson spectroscopy. In this talk we will review recent highlights of the light quark spectroscopy from collider and fixed target experiments.

  8. Meson Resonances from Lattice QCD

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    Edwards, Robert G. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)

    2016-06-01

    There has been recent, significant, advances in the determination of the meson spectrum of QCD. Current efforts have focused on the development and application of finite-volume formalisms that allow for the determination of scattering amplitudes as well as resonance behavior in coupled channel systems. I will review some of these recent developments, and demonstrate the viability of the method in meson systems.

  9. Meson resonances on the lattice

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    Edwards, Robert G. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)

    2016-06-01

    There has been recent, significant, advances in the determination of the meson spectrum of QCD. Current efforts have focused on the development and application of finite-volume formalisms that allow for the determination of scattering amplitudes as well as resonance behavior in coupled channel systems. I will review some of these recent developments, and demonstrate the viability of the method in meson systems

  10. K^* Mesons and Nucleon Strangeness

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    Barz, L. L.; Forkel, H.; Hammer, H. -W.; Navarra, F. S.; Nielsen, M; Ramsey-Musolf, M. J.

    1998-01-01

    We study contributions to the nucleon strange quark vector current form factors from intermediate states containing K^* mesons. We show how these contributions may be comparable in magnitude to those made by K mesons, using methods complementary to those employed in quark model studies. We also analyze the degree of theoretical uncertainty associated with K^* contributions.

  11. The light meson spectroscopy program

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    Smith, Elton S. [JLAB

    2014-06-01

    Recent discoveries of a number of unexpected new charmomium-like meson states at the BaBar and Belle B-factories have demonstrated how little is still known about meson spectroscopy. In this talk we will review recent highlights of the light quark spectroscopy from collider and fixed target experiments.

  12. Heavy meson fragmentation at LHC

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    M. A. Gomshi Nobary

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available   Large Hadron Collider (LHC at CERN will provide excellent opportunity to study the production and decay of heavy mesons and baryons with high statistics. We aim at the heavy mesons in this work and calculate their fragmentation functions consistent with this machine and present their total fragmentation probabilities and average fragmentation parameters.

  13. Lifetimes of charmed mesons

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    Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II at DESY, we have measured the lifetimes of the D0, D+ and Ds+ mesons. We find τsub(D0) = (4.8±0.4±0.3)x10-13 s, τsub(D+) = (10.5±0.8±0.7)x10-13 s and τsub(Ds+) = (5.6-1.2+1.3±0.8)x10.13s. (orig.)

  14. Photoproduction of Hybrid Mesons

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    Barnes, T.

    1999-01-01

    In this contribution I discuss prospects for photoproducing hybrid mesons at CEBAF, based on recent model results and experimental indications of possible hybrids. One excellent opportunity appears to be a search for the I=1, JPC=2+-, neutral "(b2)o" hybrid in (a2 pi)o through diffractive photoproduction. Other notable possibilities accessible through pi+ or pio exchange photoproduction are I=1, JPC=1-+, charged "pi1+" in f1 pi+, (b1 pi)+ and (rho pi)+; piJ(1770)+ in f2 pi+ and (b1 pi)+; pi(1...

  15. Variation of ground state Bc and B*c meson masses for various n values

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    One of the most challenging field in theoretical particle physics is heavy quark physics. The huge amount of data available on hadrons needs to be explained in order to explore this field. Experimentally if one finds the need of high energy particles that can probe quark level physics, theoretically a suitable model is required to explain the properties such as mass spectrum, decays, reaction mechanism and bound state behaviours of those mesons which involve these quarks. In this line Bc meson is of significance when compared to flavour symmetric cc¯ and bb¯ meson states because it is the only meson composed of a b-quark and c¯ quark and is the first particle containing both b and c quarks. The Bc is the lowest mass bound state of c and b quarks which is expected to be a pseudo scalar meson predicted by the Standard Model

  16. Physics Division progress report, January 1, 1984-September 30, 1986

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    This report provides brief accounts of significant progress in development activities and research results achieved by Physics Division personnel during the period January 1, 1984, through September 31, 1986. These efforts are representative of the three main areas of experimental research and development in which the Physics Division serves Los Alamos National Laboratory's and the Nation's needs in defense and basic sciences: (1) defense physics, including the development of diagnostic methods for weapons tests, weapon-related high-energy-density physics, and programs supporting the Strategic Defense Initiative; (2) laser physics and applications, especially to high-density plasmas; and (3) fundamental research in nuclear and particle physics, condensed-matter physics, and biophysics. Throughout the report, emphasis is placed on the design, construction, and application of a variety of advanced, often unique, instruments and instrument systems that maintain the Division's position at the leading edge of research and development in the specific fields germane to its mission. A sampling of experimental systems of particular interest would include the relativistic electron-beam accelerator and its applications to high-energy-density plasmas; pulsed-power facilities; directed energy weapon devices such as free-electron lasers and neutral-particle-beam accelerators; high-intensity ultraviolet and x-ray beam lines at the National Synchrotron Light Source (at Brookhaven National Laboratory); the Aurora KrF ultraviolet laser system for projected use as an inertial fusion driver; antiproton physics facility at CERN; and several beam developments at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility for studying nuclear, condensed-matter, and biological physics, highlighted by progress in establishing the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center

  17. Physics Division progress report, January 1, 1984-September 30, 1986

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    Keller, W.E. (comp.)

    1987-10-01

    This report provides brief accounts of significant progress in development activities and research results achieved by Physics Division personnel during the period January 1, 1984, through September 31, 1986. These efforts are representative of the three main areas of experimental research and development in which the Physics Division serves Los Alamos National Laboratory's and the Nation's needs in defense and basic sciences: (1) defense physics, including the development of diagnostic methods for weapons tests, weapon-related high-energy-density physics, and programs supporting the Strategic Defense Initiative; (2) laser physics and applications, especially to high-density plasmas; and (3) fundamental research in nuclear and particle physics, condensed-matter physics, and biophysics. Throughout the report, emphasis is placed on the design, construction, and application of a variety of advanced, often unique, instruments and instrument systems that maintain the Division's position at the leading edge of research and development in the specific fields germane to its mission. A sampling of experimental systems of particular interest would include the relativistic electron-beam accelerator and its applications to high-energy-density plasmas; pulsed-power facilities; directed energy weapon devices such as free-electron lasers and neutral-particle-beam accelerators; high-intensity ultraviolet and x-ray beam lines at the National Synchrotron Light Source (at Brookhaven National Laboratory); the Aurora KrF ultraviolet laser system for projected use as an inertial fusion driver; antiproton physics facility at CERN; and several beam developments at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility for studying nuclear, condensed-matter, and biological physics, highlighted by progress in establishing the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center.

  18. The UTfit collaboration average of D meson mixing data: Winter 2014

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    We update the analysis of D meson mixing including the latest experimental results as of January 2014. We derive constraints on the parameters M12, Γ12 and Φ12 that describe D meson mixing using all available data, allowing for CP violation. We also provide posterior distributions for observable parameters appearing in D physics

  19. Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    Dogliani, Harold O [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-19

    The purpose of the briefing is to describe general laboratory technical capabilities to be used for various groups such as military cadets or university faculty/students and post docs to recruit into a variety of Los Alamos programs. Discussed are: (1) development and application of high leverage science to enable effeictive, predictable and reliability outcomes; (2) deter, detect, characterize, reverse and prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their use by adversaries and terrorists; (3) modeling and simulation to define complex processes, predict outcomes, and develop effective prevention, response, and remediation strategies; (4) energetic materials and hydrodynamic testing to develop materials for precise delivery of focused energy; (5) materials cience focused on fundamental understanding of materials behaviors, their quantum-molecular properties, and their dynamic responses, and (6) bio-science to rapidly detect and characterize pathogens, to develop vaccines and prophylactic remedies, and to develop attribution forensics.

  20. Modernization of meson channels of the JINR LNP Phasotron

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    At the JINR LNP Phasotron, modernization of beamline T and meson beam channels 1, 2 and 3, for expansion of realization opportunities of physical researches on meson beams, was carried out. Parameters of existing beams were improved and new ones were generated. As a result of the modernization due to optimization of angles of secondary particle selection from targets and installation of additional lenses and magnets, the intensity of positive π meson beams on channel 3 has grown 3-40 times in the energy range 100-400 MeV and has run up to 3·107 s-1 per 1 μA intensity of the extracted proton beam. The maximum intensity of the π- meson beam in this range has reached 5·106 s-1 per 1 μA intensity of the extracted beam. On channels 1, 2 and 3 due to creation of stationary vacuum from the chamber of the phasotron with a branching on all beamlines of the mesons up to their end and accommodation in vacuum of two target stations, production of meson beams with momentum < 50 MeV/c, including surface muons with energy near 4 MeV, was made possible. Occurrence of conditions for formation of a narrow (focused on the meson targets in a horizontal plane up to 2-3 mm) proton beam allowed one to reduce 2-3 times the impurity of electronic or positronic components in all meson beams, and for beams of slow π mesons on channel 3 (10-40 MeV) the admixture of electron-positron components reduced 10-15 times due to increase of the angle of selection of π mesons up to 110 deg on the second target station. It became possible to apply small (∼ 80 mm) target from heavy elements for which the π-meson yield with a moment of about 100 MeV/c increased 2-4.5 times in comparison with a beryllium target of the identical size. (author)

  1. Meson Spectroscopy at COMPASS

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    Grube, Boris

    2015-01-01

    The COmmon Muon and Proton Apparatus for Structure and Spectroscopy (COMPASS) is a multi-purpose fixed-target experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) aimed at studying the structure and spectrum of hadrons. The two-stage spectrometer has a good acceptance for charged as well as neutral particles over a wide kinematic range and thus allows to access a wide range of reactions. Light mesons are studied with negative (mostly $\\pi^-$) and positive ($p$, $\\pi^+$) hadron beams with a momentum of 190 GeV/$c$. The spectrum of light mesons is investigated in various final states produced in diffractive dissociation reactions at squared four-momentum transfers to the target between 0.1 and 1.0 $(\\text{GeV}/c)^2$. The flagship channel is the $\\pi^-\\pi^+\\pi^-$ final state, for which COMPASS has recorded the currently largest data sample. These data not only allow to measure the properties of known resonances with high precision, but also to search for new states. Among these is a new resonance-like signal, t...

  2. Meson Spectroscopy at COMPASS

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    2016-01-01

    The goal of the COMPASS experiment at CERN is to study the structure and dynamics of hadrons. The two-stage spectrometer used by the experiment has large acceptance and covers a wide kinematic range for charged as well as neutral particles and can therefore measure a wide range of reactions. The spectroscopy of light mesons is performed with negative (mostly $\\pi^-$) and positive ($p$, $\\pi^+$) hadron beams with a momentum of 190 GeV/$c$. The light-meson spectrum is measured in different final states produced in diffractive dissociation reactions with squared four-momentum transfer $t$ to the target between 0.1 and 1.0 $(\\text{GeV}/c)^2$. The flagship channel is the $\\pi^-\\pi^-\\pi^+$ final state, for which COMPASS has recorded the currently world's largest data sample. These data not only allow to measure the properties of known resonances with high precision, but also to observe new states. Among these is a new axial-vector signal, the $a_1(1420)$, with unusual properties. Novel analysis techniques have been...

  3. Leptonic Decays of Charged Pseudoscalar Mesons - 2015

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    Rosner, Jonathan L; Van de Water, Ruth S

    2015-01-01

    We review the physics of purely leptonic decays of $\\pi^\\pm$, $K^\\pm$, $D^{\\pm}$, $D_s^\\pm$, and $B^\\pm$ pseudoscalar mesons. The measured decay rates are related to the product of the relevant weak-interaction-based CKM matrix element of the constituent quarks and a strong interaction parameter related to the overlap of the quark and antiquark wave-functions in the meson, called the decay constant $f_P$. The leptonic decay constants for $\\pi^\\pm$, $K^\\pm$, $D^{\\pm}$, $D_s^\\pm$, and $B^\\pm$ mesons can be obtained with controlled theoretical uncertainties and high precision from {\\it ab initio} lattice-QCD simulations. The combination of experimental leptonic decay-rate measurements and theoretical decay-constant calculations enables the determination of several elements of the CKM matrix within the standard model. These determinations are competitive with those obtained from semileptonic decays, and also complementary because they are sensitive to different quark flavor-changing currents. They can also be use...

  4. Eta'-meson as pseudoscalar gluonium

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    It is proved the sum rules of quantum chromodynamics for a current constructed of the gluon field operators are saturated by the eta'-meson. The meson mass is estimated and its residue in the gluon current. There is a considerable difference between the eta'-meson as gluon and the classical quark states such as the delta-meson. (orig.)

  5. Fifty-one years of Los Alamos Spacecraft

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    Fenimore, Edward E. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-09-04

    From 1963 to 2014, the Los Alamos National Laboratory was involved in at least 233 spacecraft. There are probably only one or two institutions in the world that have been involved in so many spacecraft. Los Alamos space exploration started with the Vela satellites for nuclear test detection, but soon expanded to ionospheric research (mostly barium releases), radioisotope thermoelectric generators, solar physics, solar wind, magnetospheres, astrophysics, national security, planetary physics, earth resources, radio propagation in the ionosphere, and cubesats. Here, we present a list of the spacecraft, their purpose, and their launch dates for use during RocketFest

  6. Nuclear physics accelerator facilities

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    Brief descriptions are given of DOE and Nuclear Physics program operated and sponsored accelerator facilities. Specific facilities covered are the Argonne Tandem/Linac Accelerator System, the Tandem/AGS Heavy Ion Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the proposed Continuous Beam Accelerator at Newport News, Virginia, the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory at Duke University, the Bevalac and the SuperHILAC at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the 88-Inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Bates Linear Accelerator Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Nuclear Physics Injector at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Texas A and M Cyclotrons, the Tandem/Superconducting Booster Accelerator at the University of Washington and the Tandem Van de Graaff at the A.W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory of Yale University. Included are acquisition cost, research programs, program accomplishments, future directions, and operating parameters of each facility

  7. Rotating strings confronting PDG mesons

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    Jacob Sonnenschein; Dorin Weissman

    2014-01-01

    We revisit the model of mesons as rotating strings with massive endpoints and confront it with meson spectra. We look at Regge trajectories both in the ( J, M 2 ) and ( n, M 2 ) planes, where J and n are the angular momentum and radial excitation number respectively. We start from states comprised of u and d quarks alone, move on to trajectories involving s and c quarks, and finally analyze the trajectories of the heaviest observed b b ¯ $$ b\\overline{b} $$ mesons. The endpoint masses provide...

  8. Heavy meson spectroscopy

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    In this article we give a review of certain aspects of the present understanding of spectroscopy of heavy mesons and constituent quark masses in the light of non-relativistic potential model approach motivated by quantum chromodynamics. We find that the one gluon exchange at short distance and colour-confining interaction at large distance which is pure scalar (or scalar-vector admixture with dominant scalar interaction) under the Lorentz transformation, can explain only partially the present data on 1P states of cc-bar and bb-bar states. The S-wave data, that are available at present, however can be understood with both scalar confinement or scalar-vector admixture with scalar-dominant interaction. (author). 44 refs, 13 tabs

  9. Vector mesons in matter

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    Gy Wolf

    2006-04-01

    One consequence of the chiral restoration is the mixing of parity partners. We look for a possible signature of the mixing of vector and axial vector mesons in heavy-ion collisions. We suggest an experimental method for its observation. The dynamical evolution of the heavy-ion collision is described by a transport equation of QMD-type evolving nucleons, * and resonances, ’s and $\\sum$ baryons, and furthermore, ’s, ’s ’s ’s ’s and kaons with their isospin degrees of freedom. The input cross-sections and resonance parameters of the model are fitted to the available nucleon–nucleon and pion–nucleon cross-sections.

  10. Meson spectroscopy with unitary coupled-channels model for heavy-meson decay into three mesons

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    Nakamura, Satoshi X.

    2012-01-01

    We develop a model for describing excited mesons decay into three mesons. The properties of the excited mesons can be extracted with this model. The model maintains the three-body unitarity that has been missed in previous data analyses based on the conventional isobar models. We study an importance of the three-body unitarity in extracting hadron properties from data. For this purpose, we use the unitary and isobar models to analyze the same pseudo data of gamma p -> pi+pi+pi-n, and extract ...

  11. An introduction to heavy mesons

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    Grinstein, B

    1995-01-01

    Introductory lectures (delivered at the VI Mexican School of Particles and Fields) on heavy quarks and heavy quark effective field theory. Applications to inclusive semileptonic decays and to interactions with light mesons are covered in detail.

  12. Neutral meson oscillations on the lattice

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    Carrasco, Nuria

    2014-01-01

    Accurate measurements of K, D and B meson mixing amplitudes provide stringent constraints in the Unitary Triangle analysis, as well as useful bounds on New Physics scales. Lattice QCD provides a non perturbative tool to compute the hadronic matrix elements entering in the effective weak Hamiltonian, with errors at a few percent level and systematic uncertainties under control. I review recent lattice results for these hadronic matrix element performed with $N_f=2$, $N_f=2+1$ and $N_f=2+1+1$ dynamical sea quarks.

  13. Argus-Fest. 20 years of B meson mixing 1987-2007. Proceedings

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    The following topics were dealt with: ARGUS data, launching DORIS and ARGUS, B physics, discovery of B mixing, sociology of the ARGUS collaboration, CLEO B physics, from ARGUS to B-meson factories, the B factory era, B physics at the Tevatron, future of B physics programs, future of flavour physics. (HSI)

  14. Argus-Fest. 20 years of B meson mixing 1987-2007. Proceedings

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    Lehner, F.; Faverot-Spengler, S. (eds.)

    2007-11-15

    The following topics were dealt with: ARGUS data, launching DORIS and ARGUS, B physics, discovery of B mixing, sociology of the ARGUS collaboration, CLEO B physics, from ARGUS to B-meson factories, the B factory era, B physics at the Tevatron, future of B physics programs, future of flavour physics. (HSI)

  15. Yukawa Meson, Sakata Model and Baryon-Lepton Symmetry Revisited

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    Marshak, R. E.

    It is difficult for me to grasp that this symposium is celebrating the jubilee of meson theory since I was a junior at Columbia College in 1935. I recall hearing a colloquium by Paul Dirac that year telling an enraptured audience about the infinite sea of negative energy states but I do not recall any special note being taken of the birth of an equally revolutionary concept, the Yukawa meson. Perhaps the reason was the publication of Hideki Yukawa's paper in an inaccessible Japanese journal, perhaps Dirac's electron theory was dealing with the well-known electromagnetic force whereas Yukawa' meson theory was put forth to understand the nature of two new forces - the nuclear and the weak. Whatever the reason, the situation changed drastically when I migrated to Cornell (to do my thesis under Hans Bethe during the years 1937sim39) and found a deep interest in meson theory. Thus, my own scientific career has almost spanned the period since the birth of meson theory but, what is more to the point, it has been strongly influenced by the work of Yukawa and his collaborators. It therefore gives me great pleasure to be able to talk at this MESON 50 symposium. As one of the oldest speakers, I shall respond in a loose way to Professor Maki's invitation to cover ``topics concerning the historical developments of hadron physics''. I shall select several major themes from the Japanese work that have had special interest for me. My remarks will fall under the four headings: (A) Yukawa Meson; (B) Sakata Model; (C) Baryon-Lepton Symmetry; and (D) Extensions of Baryon-Lepton Symmetry.

  16. Investigation of Semileptonic B Meson Decays to p -Wave Charm Mesons

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    We have studied semileptonic B meson decays with a p -wave charm meson in the final state using 3.29x106 BB events collected with the CLEOII detector at the Cornell Electron-Positron Storage Ring. We find a value for the exclusive semileptonic product branching fraction B(B-→D01 ell -νell) B(D01→D*+ π-)=(0.373±0.085± 0.052±0.024)% and an upper limit for B(B-→D*02 ell -νell) B(D*02→D*+ π-)2 spectrum for B-→D01 ell - νell . copyright 1998 The American Physical Society

  17. Meson Structure in a Relativistic Many-Body Approach

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    Results from an extensive relativistic many-body analysis utilizing a realistic effective QCD Hamiltonian are presented for the meson spectrum. A comparative numerical study of the BCS, Tamm-Dancoff (TDA), and RPA treatments provides new, significant insight into the condensate structure of the vacuum, the chiral symmetry governance of the pion, and the meson spin, orbital, and flavor mass splitting contributions. In contrast to a previous glueball application, substantial quantitative differences are computed between TDA and RPA for the light quark sector with the pion emerging as a Goldstone boson only in the RPA. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society

  18. D meson hadronic decays at CLEO-c

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    Yang, Fan; /Fermilab

    2011-01-01

    The recent CLEO-c results on hadronic decays of D and D{sub s} mesons are presented. First the absolute branching fractions for D and D{sub s} mesons using a double tag technique are discussed, then are the Cabibbo suppressed decays and doubly Cabibbo suppressed decays. Finally, I present the inclusive and rare decay modes and other measurements from CLEO-c. These decays illuminate a wide range of physics. A brief theoretical introduction is given before the corresponding discussion on measurement.

  19. Hybrid Meson Potentials and the Gluonic van der Waals Force

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    Lakhina, O

    2004-01-01

    The chromoelectric polarizability of mesons governs the strength of the gluonic van der Waals force and therefore of non-quark-exchange processes in hadronic physics. We compute the polarizability of heavy mesons with the aid of lattice gauge theory and the Born--Oppenheimer adiabatic expansion. We find that the operator product expansion breaks down at surprisingly large quarks masses due to nonperturbative gluodynamics and that previous conclusions concerning $J/\\psi$--nuclear matter interactions and $J/\\psi$ dissociation in the quark-gluon plasma must be substantially modified.

  20. Bianchi Type-I cosmological mesonic stiff fluid models in Lyra's geometry

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    S D Katore; S V Thakare; K S Adhao

    2008-07-01

    Bianchi Type-I cosmological models in Lyra's geometry are obtained when the source of gravitational field is a perfect fluid coupled with massless mesonic scalar field. Some physical and kinematical properties of the models are also discussed.

  1. Hadronic Physics

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    Mahlke, Hanna

    2000-01-01

    I review the novel results and developments presented at the Third Workshop on Physics and Detectors for DA$\\Phi$NE that deal with hadronic physics. Topics discussed include: the scalar quark condensate, kaon decays, the sector of scalar and vector mesons, kaon-nucleon scattering, pion- and kaon-nucleon sigma terms, and strange nuclear physics.

  2. Rapidity resummation for B-meson wave functions

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    Shen Yue-Long

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Transverse-momentum dependent (TMD hadronic wave functions develop light-cone divergences under QCD corrections, which are commonly regularized by the rapidity ζ of gauge vector defining the non-light-like Wilson lines. The yielding rapidity logarithms from infrared enhancement need to be resummed for both hadronic wave functions and short-distance functions, to achieve scheme-independent calculations of physical quantities. We briefly review the recent progress on the rapidity resummation for B-meson wave functions which are the key ingredients of TMD factorization formulae for radiative-leptonic, semi-leptonic and non-leptonic B-meson decays. The crucial observation is that rapidity resummation induces a strong suppression of B-meson wave functions at small light-quark momentum, strengthening the applicability of TMD factorization in exclusive B-meson decays. The phenomenological consequence of rapidity-resummation improved B-meson wave functions is further discussed in the context of B → π transition form factors at large hadronic recoil.

  3. The Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Neutron Research Facility

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    The Physical makeup is presented of the Weapons Neutron Research (WNR) facilitiy at the Los Alamos National Laboratory with emphasis on the critical components. The operating experience is discussed including failure modes and their subsequent resolution. The present target-moderator configuration is given and plans for development and improvements. (orig.)

  4. Current status of high energy nucleon-meson transport code

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    Takada, Hiroshi; Sasa, Toshinobu [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment

    1998-03-01

    Current status of design code of accelerator (NMTC/JAERI code), outline of physical model and evaluation of accuracy of code were reported. To evaluate the nuclear performance of accelerator and strong spallation neutron origin, the nuclear reaction between high energy proton and target nuclide and behaviors of various produced particles are necessary. The nuclear design of spallation neutron system used a calculation code system connected the high energy nucleon{center_dot}meson transport code and the neutron{center_dot}photon transport code. NMTC/JAERI is described by the particle evaporation process under consideration of competition reaction of intranuclear cascade and fission process. Particle transport calculation was carried out for proton, neutron, {pi}- and {mu}-meson. To verify and improve accuracy of high energy nucleon-meson transport code, data of spallation and spallation neutron fragment by the integral experiment were collected. (S.Y.)

  5. High statistics inclusive phi-meson production at SPS energies

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    This thesis describes an experiment studying the inclusive reaction hadron + Be → phi + anything → K+ + K- + anything in 100 GeV/c, 120 GeV/c and 200 GeV/c hadron interactions. A total of 8x106 events were recorded using both positively and negatively charged unseparated hadron beams supplied by the CERN SPS. The experiment made use of an intelligent on-line event selection system based on micro-processors (FAMPs) in conjunction with a system of large MWPCs to increase the number of phi-events recorded per unit time. In 32 days of data taking over 600,000 phi-mesons were recorded onto magnetic tape. The physics motivation for collecting a large statistics sample of inclusive phi-mesons was the investigation of the inclusive phi-meson production mechanism and phi-spectroscopy. (Auth.)

  6. Effects of isovector scalar $\\delta$-meson on hypernuclei

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    Ikram, M; Biswal, S K; Patra, S K

    2014-01-01

    We analyze the effects of $\\delta-$ meson on hypernuclei within the frame-work of relativistic mean field theory. The $\\delta-$ meson is included into the Lagrangian for hypernuclei. The extra nucleon-meson coupling ($g_\\delta$) affects the every piece of physical observables, like binding energy, radii and single particle energy of hypernuclei. The lambda mean field potential is investigated which is consistent with other predictions. Flipping of single particle energy levels are observed with the strength of $g_\\delta$ in the considered hypernuclei as well as normal nuclei. The spin-orbit potentials are observed for considered hypernuclei and the effect of $g_\\delta$ on spin-orbit potentials is also analyzed. The calculated single-$\\Lambda$ binding energies ($B_\\Lambda$) are quite agreeable with the experimental data.

  7. Regarding the enigmas of P-wave meson spectroscopy

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    The mass spectrum of P-wave mesons is considered in a nonrelativistic constituent quark model. The results show the common mass degeneracy of the isovector and isodoublet states of the scalar and tensor meson nonets, m(a0)congruent m(a2), m(K0*)congruent m(K2*), and do not exclude the possibility of a similar degeneracy of the same states of the axial-vector and pseudovector nonets. Current experimental hadronic and τ-decay data suggest, however, a different scenario leading to the a1 meson mass ≅1190 MeV and the K1A-K1B mixing angle ≅(37±3)degree. Possible s bar s states of the four nonets are also discussed. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society

  8. Semileptonic Decays of Pseudoscalar Mesons: A New Approach

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    Chia, Swee Ping

    2013-01-01

    Because quarks in hadronic states are subjected to strong QCD forces, it is not straight-forward to apply calculation obtained at the quark level to physical processes involving hadrons. In this paper we present a new approach to treat the semileptonic decays of pseudoscalar mesons. At the quark level, the process is straightforward. However, when we fold the quark-level process to the meson decay process, the complication from QCD effects come in. We make the fundamental assumption that the vertex of type M-q-qbar can be approximated by an effective constant gamma-5 coupling. With this assumption, the hadronic process can then be related to the quark-level process. The model is applied to the semileptonic decays of pi, K, D and B mesons.

  9. A Constituent Quark-Meson Model for Heavy Meson Decays

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    Deandrea, Aldo

    1998-01-01

    I describe a model for heavy meson decays based on an effective quark-meson lagrangian. I consider the heavy mesons S with spin and parity J^P=(1+,0+), H with J^P=(1-,0-) and T^mu with J^P=(2+,1+), i.e. S and P wave heavy-light mesons. The model is constrained by the known symmetries of QCD in the mQ -> infinity limit for the heavy quarks, and chiral symmetry in the light quark sector. Using a very limited number of free parameters it is possible to compute several phenomenological quantities, e.g. the leptonic B and B** decay constants; the three universal Isgur-Wise form factors: xi, tau(3/2), tau(1/2), describing the semi-leptonic decays B -> D(*) l nu, B -> D** l nu; the strong and radiative D* decays; the weak semi-leptonic decays of B and D into light mesons: pi, rho, a1. An overall agreement with data, when available, is achieved.

  10. Cross sections for meson-meson nonresonant reactions

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    Li, Yu-Qi

    2007-01-01

    Meson-meson nonresonant reactions governed by the quark-interchange mechanism are studied in a potential that is derived from QCD. S-wave elastic phase shifts for I=2 \\pi\\pi and I=3/2 K \\pi scattering are obtained with wave functions determined by the central spin-independent term of the potential. The reactions include inelastic scatterings of two mesons in the ground-state pseudoscalar octet and the ground-state vector nonet. Cross sections for reactions involving pion, rho, K and K^* indicate that mesonic interactions in matter consisting of only K and K^* can be stronger than mesonic interactions in matter consisting of only pions and rhos and the reaction of I=3/2 \\pi K^* \\to \\rho K is most important among the endothermic nonresonant reactions. By the quark-interchange mechanism we can offer \\sqrt s-dependences of phi absorption cross sections in collisions with pion and rho and relevant average cross sections what are very small for the reaction of I=1 \\pi \\phi \\to K^* K^* and remarkably large for the r...

  11. Inverse meson mass ordering in the color-flavor-locking phase of high-density QCD

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    We derive the effective Lagrangian for the low-energy massive meson excitations of the color-flavor-locking (CFL) phase of QCD with three flavors of light quarks. We compute the decay constants, the maximum velocities, and the masses of the mesons at large baryon chemical potential μ. The decay constants are linear in μ. The meson maximum velocities are close to that of sound. The meson masses in the CFL phase are significantly smaller than in the normal QCD vacuum and depend only on bare quark masses. The order of the meson masses is, to some extent, reversed compared to that in the QCD vacuum. In particular, the lightest particle is η'. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society

  12. Experimental study of charm at LEP by the D* meson channel with ALEPH detector

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    This research deals with the analysis of some 500 000 neutral Z bosons recorded with the ALEPH detector between 1989 and 1991. The physical subject concerns the study of charm at LEP and more precisely the production of charmed mesons, charged and excited: D*. Charged mesons are reconstructed in the channel with two pions and one kaon in the final state via the decay of neutral charmed one. We have measured simultaneously the ratio of D* meson production, the relative contribution of charm and beauty in D* meson production and the average fraction of the beam energy carried away by the D* meson at the time of its fragmentation. The charge asymmetry of charm has been also measured thanks to the high purity in charm events obtained by the D* tagging and finally allows us to infer the value of the electroweak mixing angle

  13. Proceedings of the Kyoto international symposium : the jubilee of the meson theory

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    Kyoto international symposium: The Jubilee of the Meson Theory was held at Kyoto International Conference Hall from August 15 to 17, 1985, under the auspices of the Research Institute for Fundamental Physics, the Faculty of Science and the College of Liberal Arts of Kyoto University, in cooperation with many organizations concerned. Meson theory was proposed by Hideki Yukawa in 1935, only a decade after the birth of quantum mechanics. At that time, much confusion prevailed about the applicability of quantum theory. Yukawa's meson theory indicated the right direction for developing particle physics, and established that quantum field theory is the correct theory even inside a nucleus. Thus it may be said that particle physics began with Yukawa's meson theory. The purpose of this symposium was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yukawa's meson theory, to review the development of particle physics during these 50 years and the application of meson physics to various fields, and to discuss current topics in particle physics in order to obtain some insight into its future progress in the fundamental theory of space-time and matter. 88 foreign physicists from 18 countries and 172 Japanese scientists participated, and 32 interesting talks were given. (Kako, I.)

  14. Studies in medium energy physics

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    This document constitutes the (1991--1992) technical progress report and continuation proposal for the ongoing medium energy nuclear physics research program supported by the US Department of Energy through special Research Grant DE-FG05-88ER40444. The experiments discussed are conducted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) and the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) facility of the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The overall motivation for the work discussed in this document is driven by three main objectives: (1) provide hadron-nucleon and hadron-nucleus scattering data which serve to facilitate the study of effective two-body interactions, test (and possibly determine) nuclear structure, and help study reaction mechanisms and dynamics; (2) provide unique, first-of-a-kind ''exploratory'' hadron-nucleus scattering data in the hope that such data will lead to discovery of new phenomena and new physics; and (3) perform precision tests of fundamental interactions, such as rare decay searches, whose observation would imply fundamental new physics

  15. Meson Strings and Flavor Branes

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    Bando, M; Terunuma, S; Bando, Masako; Sugamoto, Akio; Terunuma, Sachiko

    2006-01-01

    In a QCD-like string model based on D6 flavor branes in the presence of D4 color branes wrapping one of the compactified dimension on an $S^1$, the shape of meson strings in the five dimensional curved space as well as the potential between quark and anti-quark are investigated. The flavor branes on which both ends of a meson string live are assumed to be separated in this five dimensional space, depending on the values of the constituent quark masses. It is shown in this picture that the meson string with different flavors on both ends changes its shape at a critical distance. There is, however, no critical distance for the meson with the same flavors. At this critical distance the potential between quark and anti-quark with different flavors gives a point of reflection and changes its shape around this point. Accordingly, the attractive force between quark and anti-quark seems to become stronger when the distance of flavor branes connecting meson strings becomes larger. This indicates quark systems with dif...

  16. Beauty Meson Decays To Charmonium

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    Ershov, A V

    2001-01-01

    We study decays of beauty (B) mesons into the final states containing charmonium mesons. The data were collected by the CLEO experiment at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring from 1990 to 1999. First, we describe a technique that significantly improves the reconstruction efficiency for decays of J/ y and y (2S) mesons into a pair of leptons. This reconstruction method is used in all the analyses presented in this dissertation. Then we present a study of B decays to the χc 1 and χc2 charmonium states and compare our results with the predictions of different theoretical models of charmonium production. After that we report the first observation of the decay B → J/ y &phis;K, which is the first B meson decay requiring a creation of an additional ss¯ quark pair. Then we measure the B0 and B+ meson masses from B0 → y (′) K0S and B+ → y (′) K+ decays. The method employed eliminates the dominant systematic uncertainty associated w...

  17. Search for rare B meson decays into Ds+ mesons

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    A search has been performed for rare B meson decays into Ds+ mesons arising from b→u transitions, W exchange modes, B+ annihilation processes, and decays where the Ds+ is not produced via a W→c anti s quark pair coupling, using the ARGUS detector operating on the Y(4S) resonance at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II. Upper limits for individual decay modes are obtained. In addition, from a study of Ds+l- correlations an upper limit of BR(B→Ds+l-X)<1.2%(90% CL) is determined. (orig.)

  18. Vector meson-vector meson interaction and dynamically generated resonances

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    We report upon 11 composite meson states, dynamically generated from the vector meson–vector meson interaction using the local hidden gauge formalism within a unitary approach. Six of these states are associated to the f0(1370), f0(1710), f2(1270), f'2(1525), a2(1320) and K*2(1430) resonances. At the same time we predict five other states with the quantum numbers of h1, a0, b1, K*0, and K1 which could be tested by future experiments.

  19. Nuclear Physics accelerator facilities

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    The Nuclear Physics program requires the existence and effective operation of large and complex accelerator facilities. These facilities provide the variety of projectile beams upon which virtually all experimental nuclear research depends. Their capability determine which experiments can be performed and which cannot. Seven existing accelerator facilities are operated by the Nuclear Physics program as national facilities. These are made available to all the Nation's scientists on the basis of scientific merit and technical feasibility of proposals. The national facilities are the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory; the Bates Linear Accelerator Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Bevalac at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; the Tandem/AGS Heavy Ion Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory; the ATLAS facility at Argonne National Laboratory; the 88-Inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Nuclear Physics Injector at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) enables the SLAC facility to provide a limited amount of beam time for nuclear physics research on the same basis as the other national facilities. To complement the national facilities, the Nuclear Physics program supports on-campus accelerators at Duke University, Texas A and M University, the University of Washington, and Yale University. The facility at Duke University, called the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), is jointly staffed by Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina. These accelerators are operated primarily for the research use of the local university faculty, junior scientists, and graduate students

  20. Neutral B meson flavor tagging

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    Wilson, R J

    2001-01-01

    We present an investigation of the use of net charge and kaon identification to tag the flavor of neutral B mesons. The net charge of the neutral B meson decay products is zero if all charged particles are used and slightly non-zero if only undiscriminated hadronic final states are used. The net charge of the kaons alone correctly tags the identity of the neutral meson in at least a third of all decays. We have parametrized the particle identification capability of several techniques, such as dE/dx in time projection chambers, LEP/SLC ring-imaging chambers and an enhanced BaBar DIRC. Using these parametrisations we compare the relative tagging power of each technique to that of an ideal detector. (8 refs).

  1. Exclusive and inclusive weak decays of the B-meson

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    Grach, I.L.; Narodetskii, I.M.; Ter-Martirosyan, K.A. [Institute of Theor. and Exp. Phys., Moscow (Russian Federation); Simula, S. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161 Rome (Italy)

    1997-09-29

    A relativistic quark model is applied to the description of semileptonic and non-leptonic charmed decays of the B-meson. The exclusive semileptonic modes B{yields}Dl{nu}{sub l} and B{yields}D{sup *}l{nu}{sub l} are described through the universal Isgur-Wise form factor, which is calculated in terms of a constituent quark model wave function for the B-meson. Different approximations for the latter, either based on a phenomenological ansatz or derived from analyses of the meson spectra, are adopted. In particular, two wave functions, constructed via the Hamiltonian light-front formalism using a relativized and a non-relativistic constituent quark model, are considered, obtaining a link between standard spectroscopic quark models and the B-meson decay physics. The inclusive semileptonic and non-leptonic branching ratios are calculated within a convolution approach, inspired by the partonic model and involving the same B-meson wave function used for the evaluation of the exclusive semileptonic modes. Our results for the major branching ratios are consistent with available experimental data and the sum of all the calculated branchingratios turns out to be close to unity. In particular, we found that (i) a remarkable fraction ({proportional_to}35%) of semileptonic decay modes occur in non-D, non-D{sup *} final states; (ii) non-perturbative effects enhance the inclusive b{yields}c anti ud decay channels, with a sizable contribution provided by internal decays into heavy mesons and baryon-antibaryon pairs; the resulting reduction of the semileptonic branching ratio brings the theoretical prediction in agreement with the experimental value without increasing at the same time the charm counting. (orig.). 47 refs.

  2. Strange axial-vector mesons

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    The strange axial-vector mesons K1 (1270) and K1 (1400) are reanalyzed in the light of the updated experimental information and compared with the recent result on the Kππ production in τ decay. The mixing angle between the strange mesons of 3P1 and 1P1 is determined by the partial decay rates, and, independently, by the masses. They lead to θK∼33 degree or 57 degree. The observed K1 (1400) production dominance in the τ decay favors θK∼33 degree. Flavor-SU(3) breaking of 20% or so in the production amplitudes can explain quantitatively the observed production ratio

  3. Beauty meson decays to charmonium

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    Ershov, Alexey Valerievich

    2001-10-01

    We study decays of beauty (B) mesons into the final states containing charmonium mesons. The data were collected by the CLEO experiment at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring from 1990 to 1999. First, we describe a technique that significantly improves the reconstruction efficiency for decays of J/ y and y (2S) mesons into a pair of leptons. This reconstruction method is used in all the analyses presented in this dissertation. Then we present a study of B decays to the χc 1 and χc2 charmonium states and compare our results with the predictions of different theoretical models of charmonium production. After that we report the first observation of the decay B --> J/ y φK, which is the first B meson decay requiring a creation of an additional ss¯ quark pair. Then we measure the B0 and B+ meson masses from B0 --> y (') K0S and B+ --> y (') K+ decays. The method employed eliminates the dominant systematic uncertainty associated with the previous B meson mass measurements at the e+e- colliders and results in a significant improvement in precision. After that we present a study of three B0 decay modes useful for time-dependent CP asymmetry measurements. In this study we reconstruct B0 --> J/ y K0S , B0 --> χc 1 K0S , and B0 --> J/ y π0 decays. The latter two decay modes are observed for the first time. We describe a K0S --> π0π0 detection technique and its application to the reconstruction of the decay B 0 --> J/ y K0S . Then we present a sensitivity study for the measurement of the mixing-induced CP violation in the neutral B meson system (parameter sin 2β) at CLEO using the method that requires a measurement of the decay time of only one meson in a B0overline B0 pair. Finally, we search for direct CP violation in decays B+/- --> J/ y K+/- and B +/- --> y (2S) K+/- . The results of this search are consistent with the Standard Model expectations and provide the first experimental test of the assumption that direct CP violation is negligible in B --> y (') K decays.

  4. Status of light scalar mesons as non-ordinary mesons

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    In this talk I briefly review the status of the f0(500) and f0(980) together with the other light scalar resonances, as well as the emerging picture of a non-ordinary light meson multiplet, paying particular attention to unitarized Chiral Perturbation Theory, large Nc, semilocal duality and Regge theory arguments

  5. Search for Neutrinoless τ Decays Involving π0 or η Mesons

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    We have searched for lepton flavor violating decays of the τ lepton using final states with an electron or a muon and one or two π0 or η mesons but no neutrinos. The data used in the search were collected with the CLEO II detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.68 fb-1 . No evidence for signals was found, resulting in much improved limits on the branching fractions for the one-meson modes and the first upper limits for the two-meson modes. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  6. Formalism and assumptions involved in partial-wave analysis of three- meson systems

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    Hansen, J D; Otter, Gerd; Rudolph, G

    1974-01-01

    The Illinois group has made partial-wave analysis of the reaction pi p to (3 pi )p. The authors have modified the Illinois program to study the reaction Kp to (K pi pi )p. A detailed description is given of the partial-wave analysis of any reaction of the kind: meson+proton to proton+(3 mesons). It is also shown that, with little modification, the method can be applied to the study of special four-meson systems like K omega . A discussion is given of the physical assumptions used and of their implications. (21 refs).

  7. Beautiful mesons from QCD spectral sum rules

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    Narison, S.

    1988-08-18

    We apply q/sup 2/ = 0 moments within n (number of derivatives) and t/sub c/ (continuum threshold) stability criteria to the beautiful-meson systems. The optimal predictions are reached for the same ranges of n and t/sub c/ values leading to the previous estimate of the decay constant f/sub B/. The QCD scales (b-quark 'physical' mass, mixed and four-quark condensates) are strongly constrained by the observed B and B/sup */ masses. The predictions for the S- and P-state splittings are much affected by the definition of the b-quark mass (pole or euclidian) entering into the Wilson coefficients of the non-perturbative condensates. The size of the SU(3)/sub F/ breaking on the mass splittings cannot be accurately predicted due to the imprecise value of the / condensate ratio. We present new predictions for the B/sub c/ and B/sub c//sup */ mesons.

  8. Unraveling the pattern of the $XYZ$ mesons

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    Vijande, J

    2015-01-01

    We present a plausible mechanism for the origin of the $XYZ$ mesons in the heavy meson spectra within a standard quark-model picture. We discuss the conditions required for the existence of four--quark bound states or resonances contributing to the heavy meson spectra, being either compact or molecular. We concentrate on charmonium and bottomonium spectra, where several new states, difficult to understand as simple quark-antiquark pairs, have been reported by different experimental collaborations. The pivotal role played by entangled meson-meson thresholds is emphasized.

  9. The meson spectroscopy program with CLAS12 at Jefferson Laboratory

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    Rizzo, Alessandro [Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)

    2016-06-01

    experimental hadronic physics all over the world, to investigate and propose new analysis models and new statistical techniques to unfold signal and background. The new analysis framework is being developed and tested using the existing CLAS data and results are projected to the CLAS12 performances, showing that the quest for hybrid exotic mesons is at reach.

  10. Holographic mesons in various dimensions

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    Myers, R C; Myers, Robert C.; Thomson, Rowan M.

    2006-01-01

    We calculate the spectrum of fluctuations of a probe Dk-brane in the background of N Dp-branes, for k=p,p+2,p+4 and p< 5. The result corresponds to the mesonic spectrum of a (p+1)-dimensional super-Yang-Mills (SYM) theory coupled to `dynamical quarks', i.e., fields in the fundamental representation -- the latter are confined to a defect for k=p and p+2. We find a universal behaviour where the spectrum is discrete and the mesons are deeply bound. The mass gap and spectrum are set by the scale M ~ m_q/g_{eff}(m_q), where m_q is the mass of the fundamental fields and g_{eff}(m_q) is the effective coupling evaluated at the quark mass, i.e. g_{eff}^2(m_q)=\\gym^2N m_q^{p-3}. We consider the evolution of the meson spectra into the far infrared of three-dimensional SYM, where the gravity dual lifts to M-theory. We also argue that the mass scale appearing in the meson spectra is dictated by holography.

  11. Local optical potentials for mesons

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    Full text: Local optical models are very useful to describe many nuclear reactions, with the parameters often determined from fits to data. Elastic meson-nucleus scattering can be described by such potentials, but there is a strong ambiguity in the parameters [1], making the model hard to apply. Consideration of meson-nucleus inelastic scattering to collective states can be described in the local DWBA, built on local optical models. If the parameters of the optical potential are varied so as to find simultaneous agreement with both elastic and inelastic scattering, the ambiguity is removed, and a unique local optical potential can be defined for mesons [2,3]. The methods used to determine these parameters, examples of the fits and the meaning of the results will be explained. The result is a widely usable set of parameters in a simple local optical potential for pion and kaon interactions with nuclei, found to describe these reactions over a wide range of beam energies and nuclear masses. This accomplishment should allow a wider range of nuclear reaction models to include mesons in a simple way

  12. Mesons in the nuclear Medium

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    Kotulla, Martin

    2006-01-01

    We discuss recent experimental results on the modification of hadron properties in a nuclear medium. Particular emphasis is placed on an $\\omega$ production experiment performed by the CBELSA/TAPS collaboration at the ELSA accelerator. The data shows a smaller $\\omega$ meson mass together with a significant increase of its width in the nuclear medium.

  13. Vector meson electroproduction in QCD

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    Based on the generalized QCD vector meson dominance model, we study the electroproduction of a vector meson off a proton in the QCD inspired eikonalized model. Numerical calculations for the total cross section σtot and differential cross section dσ/dt are performed for ρ, ω and φ meson electroproduction in this paper. Since gluons interact among themselves (self-interaction), two gluons can form a glueball with quantum numbers IG, JPC = 0+, 2++, decay width Γt ≈ 100 MeV, and mass of mG=2.23 GeV. The three gluons can form a three-gluon colorless bound state with charge conjugation quantum number C = -1, called the Odderon. The mediators of interactions between projectiles (the quark and antiquark pair fluctuated from the virtual photon) and the proton target (a three-quark system) are the tensor glueball and the Odderon. Our calculated results in the tensor glueball and Odderon exchange model fit to the existing data successfully, which evidently shows that our present QCD mechanism is a good description of meson electroproduction off a proton. It should be emphasized that our mechanism is different from the theoretical framework of Block et al. We also believe that the present study and its success are important for the investigation of other vector meson electro- and photoproduction at high energies, as well as for searching for new particles such as tensor glueballs and Odderons, which have been predicted by QCD and the color glass condensate model (CGC). Therefore, in return, it can test the validity of QCD and the CGC model. (authors)

  14. Vector meson electroproduction in QCD

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    LU Juan; CAI Xian-Hao; ZHOU Li-Juan

    2012-01-01

    Based on the generalized QCD vector meson dominance model,we study the electroproduction of a vector meson off a proton in the QCD inspired eikonalized model.Numerical calculations for the total cross section σtot and differential cross section dσ/dt are performed for p,ω and φ meson electroproduction in this paper.Since gluons interact among themselves (self-interaction),two gluons can form a glueball with quantum numbers IG,JPC =0+,2++,decay width Γt ≈ 100 MeV,and mass of mG=2.23 GeV.The three gluons can form a three-gluon colorless bound state with charge conjugation quantum number C =-1,called the Odderon.The mediators of interactions between projectiles (the quark and antiquark pair fluctuated from the virtual photon) and the proton target (a three-quark system) are the tensor glueball and the Odderon.Our calculated results in the tensor glueball and Odderon exchange model fit to the existing data successfully,which evidently shows that our present QCD mechanism is a good description of meson electroproduction off a proton.It should be emphasized that our mechanism is different from the theoretical framework of Block et al.We also believe that the present study and its success are important for the investigation of other vector meson electro- and photoproduction at high energies,as well as for searching for new particles such as tensor glueballs and Odderons,which have been predicted by QCD and the color glass condensate model (CGC).Therefore,in return,it can test the validity of QCD and the CGC model.

  15. Design and performance of a universal detector for the PSI/CERN B-Meson factory

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    The paper describes the universal Detector which was proposed for the PSI B-Meson Factory in 1988. It includes a short history, aims and requirements, design and properties, R and D items under study and under discussion, and simulation results on the detector performance. The proposed detector fulfills all requirements for the physics program at a B-Meson Factory with small e+e- energy asymmetry as presently studied for the CERN-ISR tunnel

  16. Contributions of loops with dynamical vector mesons to masses and decay constants of pseudoscalar mesons and their quark mass dependence

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    Terschlüsen, Carla

    2016-01-01

    The contributions of one-loop diagrams with dynamical vector mesons to masses and decay constants of pseudoscalar mesons are determined. Hereby, a relativistic Lagrangian for both the pseudoscalar-meson octet and the vector-meson nonet is used. The vector mesons are given in the antisymmetric tensor representation. Both the differences between static and dynamical vector mesons and the differences between calculations with and without vector mesons are studied as functions of the light quark mass.

  17. Mass Spectra of Heavy-Light Mesons in Heavy Hadron Chiral Perturbation Theory

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    Alhakami, Mohammad H

    2016-01-01

    We study the masses of the low-lying charm and bottom mesons within the framework of heavy- hadron chiral perturbation theory. We work to third order in the chiral expansion, where meson loops contribute. In contrast to previous approaches, we use physical meson masses in evaluating these loops. This ensures that their imaginary parts are consistent with the observed widths of the D-mesons. The lowest odd- and even-parity, strange and nonstrange charm mesons provide enough constraints to determine only certain linear combinations of the low-energy constants (LECs) in the effective Lagrangian. We comment on how lattice QCD could provide further information to disentangle these constants. Then we use the results from the charm sector to predict the spectrum of odd- and even-parity of the bottom mesons. The predicted masses from our theory are in good agreement with experimentally measured masses for the case of the odd-parity sector. For the even-parity sector, the B-meson states have not yet been observed; thu...

  18. Cygnus experiment at Los Alamos

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    The Cygnus experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been designed to study, with high angular accuracy, point sources of gamma rays of energy above 1014 eV. The experimental detector consists of an air shower array to observe gamma-ray showers and a shielded, large-area track detector to study the muon content of the showers. In this paper we present preliminary data from the array and describe its performance. 9 refs., 3 figs

  19. Los Alamos Critical Assemblies Facility

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    The Critical Assemblies Facility of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been in existence for thirty-five years. In that period, many thousands of measurements have been made on assemblies of 235U, 233U, and 239Pu in various configurations, including the nitrate, sulfate, fluoride, carbide, and oxide chemical compositions and the solid, liquid, and gaseous states. The present complex of eleven operating machines is described, and typical applications are presented

  20. Los Alamos Nuclear plant analyzer

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    The Relational Database software obtained from Idaho National Engineering Laboratory is implemented on the Los Alamos Cray computer system. For the Nuclear Plant Analyzer (NPA), Los Alamos retained a graphics display terminal and a separate forms terminal for mutual compatibility, but integrated both the terminals into a single-line full-duplex mode of communications, using a single keyboard for input. Work on the program-selection phase of an NPA session is well underway. The final phase of implementation will be the Worker or graphics-driver phase. The Los Alamos in-house NPA has been in use for some time, and has given good results in analyses of four transients. The NPA hydrocode has been developed in to a fast-running code. The authors have observed an average of a factor-of-3 speed increase for typical slow reactor-safety transients when employing the stability enhancing two-step (SETS) method in the one-dimensional components using PF1/MOD1. The SETS method allows violation of the material Courant time-step stability limit and is thus stable at large time steps. The SETS method to the three-dimensional VESSEL component in the NPA hydrocode has been adapted. In addition to the speed increase from this new software, significant additional speed is expected as a result of new hardware that provides for vectorization or parallelization

  1. Model discrimination in pseudoscalar-meson photoproduction

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    Nys, J; Ireland, D G; Glazier, D I

    2016-01-01

    To learn about a physical system of interest, experimental results must be able to discriminate among models. We introduce a geometrical measure to quantify the distance between models for pseudoscalar-meson photoproduction in amplitude space. Experimental observables, with finite accuracy, map to probability distributions in amplitude space, and the characteristic width scale of such distributions needs to be smaller than the distance between models if the observable data are going to be useful. We therefore also introduce a method for evaluating probability distributions in amplitude space that arise as a result of one or more measurements, and show how one can use this to determine what further measurements are going to be necessary to be able to discriminate among models.

  2. Delta, iota and other meson spectroscopies

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    This talk is given from the point of view of an experimentalist. Meson spectroscopy in the 1 to 3 GeV region is interesting because experiments exploring this region, in particular radiative psi decay, have found a rich structure of resonances too complicated to unravel with any one experiment, and not easily interpreted with any one theoretical model. None of the theoretical calculations predicting all kinds of interesting and exotic objects in this region is very convincing or reliable. Additional input from anti pp annihilation can be very useful in helping to find the answers to the following open questions: what exactly is this spectrum, what are the masses and quantum numbers of the resonances, as determined from analysis of data without theoretical prejudices; how is this spectrum described by QCD, is there evidence for new kinds of states like glue-balls, hybrids, axions, Higgses or multiquark exotics, and is there any evidence for new physics beyond QCD. 20 refs

  3. On Deusons or Deuteronlike Meson-Meson Bound States

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    Törnqvist, N A

    1994-01-01

    The systematics of deuteronlike two-meson bound states, {\\it deusons}, is discussed. Previous arguments that many of the present non-$q\\bar q$ states are such states are elaborated including, in particular, the tensor potential. For pseudoscalar states the important observation is made that the centrifugal barrier from the P-wave can be overcome by the $1/r^2$ and $1/r^3$ terms of the tensor potential. In the heavy meson sector one-pion exchange alone is strong enough to form at least deuteron-like $B\\bar B^*$ and $B^*\\bar B^*$ composites bound by approximately 50 MeV, while $D\\bar D^*$ and $D^*\\bar D^*$ states are expected near the threshold.

  4. Results of a neutrino oscillation experiment performed at a meson factory beam-stop

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    This document describes a neutrino oscillation experiment performed at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. The oscillation mode searched for is /bar /nu///sub μ/ → /bar /nu///sub e/. The first chapter is a review of the known properties of the neutrino and a description of the phenomenon of neutrino oscillation. Previous experimental limits on this unobserved phenomenon are also given. The second chapter describes the experimental apparatus used by the E645 experiment to detect neutrinos produced in the LAMPF beam stop. The salient features of the detector are its large mass (20 tons of CH2), its fine segmentation (to allow good particle tracking), good energy resolution, its recording of the history both before and after tracks appear in the detector, an active cosmic-ray anticoincidence shield, and 2000 gm/cm2 of passive cosmic-ray shielding. It is located 26.8 m from the neutrino source, which has a mean neutrino energy of 40 MeV. The third chapter details the reduction of the 1.3 million event data sample to a 49 event sample of neutrino candidates. Principle backgrounds are Michel electrons from stopping cosmic-ray muons and protons from np elastic scattering by cosmic-ray neutrons. The fourth chapter explains how background levels from neutrino-nuclear scattering are predicted. The result of a maximum-likelihood analysis reveals no evidence for oscillation. 90% confidence levels are set at δm2 = .10 eV2 for large mixing and sin2(2θ) = .014 for large δm2. 82 refs., 18 figs., 55 tabs

  5. Publications of Los Alamos Research, 1977-1981: formerly Publications of LASL Research. Volume II

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    This volume is a bibliography of Los Alamos publications during the specified period in the following areas: general physics; nuclear physics; particles and fields; radioisotope and radiation applications; nuclear materials security safeguards; solar energy; theoretical plasma physics; and transportation of property and nuclear materials

  6. Semileptonic decays of B meson into charmed meson

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    Recent results on semileptonic decays of B meson into charmed meson using the CLEO detector at CESR are summarized. Ratios of the inclusive semileptonic branching fractions, B(B-→D0Xl-bar ν), B(bar B0→D+Xl-bar νXl-bar ν), and B(bar B0→D+) average B meson semileptonic branching fraction are reported. The branching fractions of the exclusive final states, B-→D0l-bar ν, B-→D0l-bar ν, and bar B0→D+l-bar ν are measured. The ratio of B(B-→D0l-bar ν) to B(B-→D0l-bar ν) and the polarization of the D*+ are obtained and compared with theoretical models. The value of |Vcb| is calculated from the exclusive branching fractions for various models. Finally, the lifetime ratio of the charged and neutral B's (τ+/τ0) is determined from the ratio of B(B-→D0l-bar ν) to B(bar B0→D+l-bar ν) to be 0.85±0.20+0.22-0.16

  7. K+-meson production in nuclei

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    This report summarises the results of the physics programme, performed in the years 1998-2003, which became possible after taking into operation the ANKE spectrometer at an internal target position of the accelerator facility COSY-Juelich. Primary goal when building ANKE was to provide a tool which allows one to study processes leading to K+-meson production in interactions of protons with atomic nuclei, in particular at beam energies far below the free nucleon-nucleon threshold. From such data one hopes to extract information about the influence of the nuclear medium on elementary K+-production processes (i.e. in free proton-proton interactions), about the in-medium properties of this meson, and about collective effects in nuclear matter. The construction of ANKE and the K+-detection systems was started in 1989. After the integration of ANKE into the COSY accelerator ring in 1998, inclusive K+-momentum spectra were measured in a first series of experiments (p+A → K+X for different target nuclei A=C, Cu, Ag, Au). These data reveal a high degree of collectivity in the target nuclei and, for the first time, allow one to extract the nuclear potential (or ''in-medium mass'') of K+ mesons at normal nuclear density with high accuracy. The ANKE data on K+ production in proton-deuteron interactions indicate a large production cross section on neutrons, as compared to proton targets. This fact must be taken into account, e.g., for the theoretical description of heavy ion data. In the second phase of the experimental program, K+ mesons from protoncarbon interactions were measured in coincidence with protons and deuterons (p+C → K+ (p or d)X). These novel data yield information about the kaon production mechanisms and give evidence for cluster-formation processes. Corresponding coincidence data for proton-proton collisions (p+p → K+ anti K0 d) revealed that K anti K -pair production close to threshold is dominated by kaons produced in a relative S-wave. This has been

  8. In-medium effects on the φ meson

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    The temperature dependence of the φ meson mass and its decay width (φ→K bar K) have been studied from an effective nonlinear chiral Lagrangian in SU(3). The effective mass has been obtained from the pole position of the full propagator. The width has also been calculated. It has been found that the mass decreases with temperature very slowly whereas the decay width increases quite sharply. Possible consequences on the QGP signals are discussed. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  9. N* and Meson Resonances in J/psi decays

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    Zou Bing Song

    2003-01-01

    Over sixty million J/psi events have been collected by the BES Collaboration at the Beijing Electron-Positron Collider (BEPC). J/psi decays provide an excellent place for studying excited nucleons and hyperons -- N*, $\\Lambda^*$, $\\Sigma^*$ and $\\Xi^*$ resonances, as well as meson resonances, including possible glueballs and hybrids. Physics objectives, recent results and future prospects of light hadron spectroscopy at BEPC are presented.

  10. CP Violation in B Meson Decays: Experimental Results

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    Lanceri, Livio; /Trieste U. /INFN, Trieste

    2005-08-30

    CP violation is intimately connected with the puzzle of matter-antimatter asymmetry and baryogenesis. In the Standard Model of particle physics, the observed CP violation phenomena are accounted for by the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism involving a phase in the quark mixing matrix. This paper is devoted to a review of the experimental status of CP violation in the decays of B mesons.

  11. CP measurement in quantum teleportation of neutral mesons

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    Quantum teleportation using neutral pseudoscalar mesons shows novel connections between particle physics and quantum information. The projection basis, which is crucial in the teleportation process, is determined by the conservation laws of particle physics and is different from the Bell basis, as in the usual case. Here we show that one can verify the teleportation process by CP measurement. This method significantly simplifies the high energy quantum teleportation protocol. Especially, it is rigorous and independent of whether CP is violated in weak decays. This method can also be applied to general verification of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations in particle physics. (orig.)

  12. Meson exchange currents in neutron-proton bremsstrahlung

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    Background: The meson exchange current (MEC) contribution is important in the neutron-proton bremsstrahlung process (npγ) when the two nucleon-scattering angles are small. However, our understanding of such effects is limited, and the reason why meson exchange current effects dominate the npγ cross section has not been thoroughly investigated. Purpose: The primary focus of this investigation is to understand the origin of the MEC contribution, to identify the leading MEC amplitudes, and to comprehend why these MEC amplitudes dominate the npγ cross sections. Method: We used a new method that combines the one-boson-exchange (OBE) approach with the soft-photon approach to define 10 different npγ amplitudes. These amplitudes are used to calculate npγ cross sections at 225 MeV for nucleon laboratory scattering angles lying between 12 deg. and 43 deg. The results of these calculations are then compared to investigate the meson exchange current effect in npγ. Results: (i) The OBE amplitude Mnpγ,μPS and the two-u-two-t special (TuTts) soft-photon amplitude Mnpγ,μTuTts predict quantitatively similar npγ cross sections. (ii) The MEC effect is found to be significant when the two nucleon-scattering angles are far from the elastic limit (45 deg.), but the effect is insignificant when the nucleon angles approach the elastic limit. (iii) The origin of the MEC effect and the leading MEC amplitudes have been identified in this investigation. Furthermore, the reason is now clear why the leading MEC amplitudes dominate the npγ cross section when the nucleon-scattering angles are small. (iv) The contribution from the anomalous magnetic moments of the proton and the neutron is confirmed to be negligibly small. (v) In general, the theoretical cross sections using the amplitude Mnpγ,μPS, or the amplitude Mnpγ,μTuTts, are consistent with the triple differential cross sections recently measured at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. However, there exists an unexplained

  13. Resurrection of the $\\sigma$ meson

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    Törnqvist, N A; Tornqvist, Nils A; Roos, Matts

    1995-01-01

    It is shown from a very general model and an analysis of data on the lightest 0++ meson nonet that the f0(980) and f0(1200) resonance poles are two manifestations of the same ss state. Similarily the a0(980) and the a0(1450) are likely to be two manifestations of the same qq state. On the other hand, the uu+dd state, when unitarized and strongly distorted by hadronic mass shifts, becomes an extremely broad Breit-Wigner-like background, m=860 MeV, Gamma=880 MeV, with its pole at s=(0.158-i0.235) GeV^2. This we identify with the sigma meson required by models for spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry.

  14. Primakoff production of hybrid mesons

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    The viability of Primakoff technique in searching for hybrid states, and exotic JPC = 1-+ isovector meson bar ρ in particular, is discussed. Results of searches for Primakoff production of an bar ρ in ρπ and ηπ final states produced in high energy interactions of pions with large-Z nuclei are reviewed, and the limits for the radiative coupling Γ( bar ρ+ → π+γ) are presented. Based on available experimental information, electromagnetic production rate estimates are given for the favored bar ρ → πf1(1285) channel. It is argued that a dedicated Primakoff production experiment can be sensitive to values of Γ( bar ρ+ → π+γ) ∼ keV, which makes such measurement a very interesting option for doing spectroscopy of gluonic (and conventional) meson states in the 1.5 ∼ 3 GeV mass range. 18 references, 2 figures

  15. Search for popcorn mesons in events with two charmed baryons

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    Hartfiel, Brandon

    The physics of this dissertation is divided into two parts. The first part measures the Λc → pi kp continuum momentum spectrum at a center of mass energy of 10.54 GeV/c, which is just below the Υ(4s) resonance. The data sample consists of 15,400 Λc baryons from 9.46 fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the BaBar detector at the PEP-II asymmetric B factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. With more than 13 times more data than the best previous measurement, we are able to exclude some of the simpler, one parameter fragmentation functions. In the second part, we add the Λc → K0p mode, and look for events with a Λc+ and a Λ c- in order to look for "popcorn" mesons formed between the baryon and antibaryon. We add on-resonance data, with a kinematic cut to eliminate background from B decays, as well as BaBar run 3 and 4 data to increase the total data size to 219.70 fb-1. We find 619 events after background subtraction. After a subtraction of 1.06+/-.09 charged pions coming from decays of known resonances to Λc + npi, we are left with 2.63+/-.21 additional charged pious in each of these events. This is significantly higher than the .5 popcorn mesons per bayon pair used in the current tuning of Pythia 6.2, the most widely used Monte Carlo generator. The extra mesons we find appear to be the first direct evidence of popcorn mesons, although some of them could be arising from hypothetical unresolved, unobserved charmed baryon resonances contributing decay mesons to our data. To contribute a significant fraction, this hypothesis requires a large number of such broad unresolved states and seems unlikely, but can not be completely excluded.

  16. Search for Popcorn Mesons in Events with Two Charmed Baryons

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    Hartfiel, Brandon; /SLAC

    2006-07-07

    The physics of this note is divided into two parts. The first part measures the {Lambda}{sub c} {yields} {pi}kp continuum momentum spectrum at a center of mass energy of 10.54 GeV/c. The data sample consists of 15,400 {Lambda}{sub c} baryons from 9.46 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. With more than 13 times more data than the best previous measurement, we are able to exclude some of the simpler, one parameter fragmentation functions. In the second part, we add the {Lambda}{sub c} {yields} K{sup 0}p mode, and look for events with a {Lambda}{sub c}{sup +} and a {bar {Lambda}}{sub c}{sup -} in order to look for ''popcorn'' mesons formed between the baryon and antibaryon. We add on-resonance data, with a kinematic cut to eliminate background from B decays, as well as BaBar run 3 and 4 data to increase the total data size to 219.70 fb{sup -1}. We find 619 events after background subtraction. After a subtraction of 1.06 {+-} .09 charged pions coming from decays of known resonances to {Lambda}{sub c} + {eta}{pi}, we are left with 2.63 {+-} .21 additional charged pions in each of these events. This is significantly higher than the .5 popcorn mesons per baryon pair used in the current tuning of Pythia 6.2, the most widely used Monte Carlo generator. The extra mesons we find appear to be the first direct evidence of popcorn mesons, although some of them could be arising from hypothetical unresolved, unobserved charmed baryon resonances contributing decay mesons to our data. To contribute a significant fraction, this hypothesis requires a large number of such broad unresolved states and seems unlikely, but can not be completely excluded.

  17. Baryons and Mesons with Beauty

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    Goldstein, Gary R.; Wali, Kameshwar C.

    2007-01-01

    Recent experimental findings of several mesons and baryons with "beauty" and "charm" as flavors remind us of the days when strangeness was discovered, and how its inclusion led to SU(3)-flavor symmetry with enormous success in the classification of the "proliferated" states into SU(3) multiplets. One of the key elements was the successful application of the first order perturbation in symmetry breaking, albeit what then appeared to be huge mass differences, and the prediction of new states th...

  18. Properties of the D mesons

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    A review is given of the nonleptonic decays of D mesons. Included are measurements of the psi(3772), the accurate determination of D masses and their consequences, and inclusive measurements and tagged events. It is noted that the distinction between the above designated events is that in the former one detects a D decay and ignores the remainder of the event, while in the tagged events a D decay is detected and also the remainder of the event is studied. 39 references

  19. Exclusive meson production at HERMES

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    Manaenkov, Sergey

    2016-01-01

    The data were accumulated with the HERMES forward spectrometer using the 27.6 GeV longitudinally polarized electron or positron beam of HERA. Exclusive electroproduction of $\\omega$ mesons on unpolarized hydrogen and deuterium targets is studied in the kinematic region of $Q^2>1.0$ GeV$^2$, 3.0 GeV $< W <$ 6.3 GeV, and $-t'< 0.2 $ GeV$^{2}$, while for $\\rho^0$-meson production on a transversely polarized hydrogen target $-t'< 0.4$ GeV$^{2}$ is used. Spin-density matrix elements for $\\omega$ production are presented in projections of $Q^2$ or $-t'$, while the ratios of the helicity amplitudes for the reaction $\\gamma^*+p \\to \\rho^0+p$ are obtained in the entire kinematic region. The usage of the transversely polarized target allows for the first time the extraction of the ratios of certain nucleon-helicity-flip amplitudes to the natural-parity exchange amplitude $T_{0\\frac{1}{2}0\\frac{1}{2}}$ without the nucleon-helicity flip describing the longitudinal $\\rho^0$-meson production by the longitudinal...

  20. Dynamical meson melting in holography

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    We discuss mesons in thermalizing gluon backgrounds in the N=2 supersymmetric QCD using the gravity dual. We numerically compute the dynamics of a probe D7-brane in the Vaidya-AdS geometry that corresponds to a D3-brane background thermalizing from zero to finite temperatures by energy injection. In static backgrounds, it has been known that there are two kinds of brane embeddings where the brane intersects the black hole or not. They correspond to the phases with melted or stable mesons. In our dynamical setup, we obtain three cases depending on final temperatures and injection time scales. The brane stays outside of the black hole horizon when the final temperature is low, while it intersects the horizon and settles down to the static equilibrium state when the final temperature is high. Between these two cases, we find the overeager case where the brane dynamically intersects the horizon although the final temperature is not high enough for a static brane to intersect the horizon. The interpretation of this phenomenon in the dual field theory is meson melting due to non-thermal effects caused by rapid energy injection. In addition, we comment on the late time evolution of the brane and a possibility of its reconnection

  1. From the ψ to charmed mesons

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    This talk deals with the author's recollections about the discoveries of the J/ψ the ψ' as well as psion spectroscopy and charmed mesons. He gives a chronology for the ψ and ψ' discoveries. He also discusses the events which led to the charmed meson discovery as well as detailed discussions on the proof that the resonance observed in the K- π+ system, at 1,865 MeV, was indeed the predicted charmed meson

  2. Meson's Correlation Functions in a Nuclear Medium

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    Park, Chanyong

    2016-01-01

    We investigate meson's spectrum, decay constant and form factor in a nuclear medium through holographic two- and three-point correlation functions. To describe a nuclear medium composed of protons and neutrons, we consider a hard wall model on the thermal charged AdS geometry and show that due to the isospin interaction with a nuclear medium, there exist splittings of the meson's spectrum, decay constant and form factor relying on the isospin charge. In addition, we show that the rho-meson's form factor describing an interaction with pseudoscalar fluctuation decreases when the nuclear density increases, while the interaction with a longitudinal part of an axial vector meson increases.

  3. D mesons in a magnetic field

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    Gubler, Philipp; Lee, Su Houng; Oka, Makoto; Ozaki, Sho; Suzuki, Kei

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the mass spectra of open heavy flavor mesons in an external constant magnetic field within QCD sum rules. Spectral ans\\"atze on the phenomenological side are proposed in order to properly take into account mixing effects between the pseudoscalar and vector channels, and the Landau levels of charged mesons. The operator product expansion is implemented up to dimension--5 operators. As a result, we find for neutral D mesons a significant positive mass shift that goes beyond simple mixing effects. In contrast, charged D mesons are further subject to Landau level effects, which together with the mixing effects almost completely saturate the mass shifts obtained in our sum rule analysis.

  4. Meson's correlation functions in a nuclear medium

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    Park, Chanyong

    2016-09-01

    We investigate meson's spectrum, decay constant and form factor in a nuclear medium through holographic two- and three-point correlation functions. To describe a nuclear medium composed of protons and neutrons, we consider a hard wall model on the thermal charged AdS geometry and show that due to the isospin interaction with a nuclear medium, there exist splittings of the meson's spectrum, decay constant and form factor relying on the isospin charge. In addition, we show that the ρ-meson's form factor describing an interaction with pseudoscalar fluctuation decreases when the nuclear density increases, while the interaction with a longitudinal part of an axial vector meson increases.

  5. Photoproduction of vector mesons in nuclei

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    The mass of vector mesons in the nuclear medium is of great interest in strong interaction dynamics because vector meson masses could decrease with increasing baryonic density as a consequence of chiral symmetry restoration. The purpose of this work is to define an observable sensitive to vector meson masses at nuclear matter density. This short paper reports some preliminary results which suggest that the quantum interference between (e+e-) pairs emitted in the photoproduction of ρ- and ω- mesons near threshold in heavy nuclei could be such quantity. (J.S.). 4 refs., 2 figs

  6. Single spin asymmetry for charm mesons

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    Dominguez Zacarias, G. [PIMAyC, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas No. 152, Apdo. Postal 14-805, D.F. (Mexico); Herrera, G.; Mercado, J. [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados, Apdo. Postal 14-740, D.F. (Mexico)

    2007-08-15

    We study single spin asymmetries of D{sup 0} and D{sup -} mesons in polarized proton-proton collisions. A two component model is used to describe charm meson production. The production of D mesons occurs by recombination of the constituents present in the initial state as well as by fragmentation of quarks in the final state. This model has proved to describe the production of charm. The recombination component involves a mechanism of spin alignment that ends up in a single spin asymmetry. Experimental measurements of single spin asymmetry for pions at RHIC are compared with the model. Predictions for the asymmetry in D mesons are presented. (orig.)

  7. Single spin asymmetry for charm mesons

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    We study single spin asymmetries of D0 and D- mesons in polarized proton-proton collisions. A two component model is used to describe charm meson production. The production of D mesons occurs by recombination of the constituents present in the initial state as well as by fragmentation of quarks in the final state. This model has proved to describe the production of charm. The recombination component involves a mechanism of spin alignment that ends up in a single spin asymmetry. Experimental measurements of single spin asymmetry for pions at RHIC are compared with the model. Predictions for the asymmetry in D mesons are presented. (orig.)

  8. LOS ALAMOS: Proposed neutrino facility

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    Neutrinos have always been prominent in the experimental programme at the 800 MeV proton linear accelerator, LAMPF, at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This interest has heightened in anticipation of the proton storage ring (PSR) which is soon to be built. The PSR can operate in a mode which compresses the 750 μs LAMPF beam pulse to 270 ns. Thus high neutrino flux at low duty factor would be available, permitting a great improvement in background rejection from cosmic rays and good time separation of electron neutrinos from muon neutrinos

  9. B mesons phenomenology and lattice QCD

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    We have studied some phenomenological aspects of the B meson physics by using lattice QCD, which is a non perturbative method (based on the first principles of Quantum Field Theory) of computing Green functions of the theory. Pionic couplings g1 and g2, parameterizing the effective chiral Lagrangian which describes interactions between heavy-light mesons and soft pions, have been computed beyond the quenched approximation (at Nf = 2). We have renormalized the operator q-barγμγ5q non perturbatively by using chiral Ward identities. We obtain g1 = 0.4/0.6 and g2 = -0.1/-0.3. We have estimated from an un-quenched simulation (at Nf = 2) the strange quark mass: the non perturbative renormalisation scheme RI-MOM has been applied. After the matching in the MS scheme the result is ms(2 GeV) = 101 ± 8(-0,+25) MeV. We have proposed a method to calculate on the lattice the Heavy Quark Effective Theory form factors of the semileptonic transitions B → D** at zero recoil. The renormalisation constant of the operator h-barγiγ5Djh has been computed at one-loop order of the perturbation theory. We obtain τ1/2(1) = 0.3/0.5 and τ3/2(1) 0.5/0.7. Eventually the bag parameter BBs associated the Bs - Bs-bar mixing amplitude in the Standard Model has been estimated in the quenched approximation by using for the strange quark an action which verifies the chiral symmetry at finite lattice spacing a. Thus systematic errors are significantly reduced in the renormalisation procedure because the spurious mixing of the four-fermion operator h-barγμLqh-barγμLq with four-fermion operators of different chirality is absent. The result is BBs = 0.92(3). (author)

  10. Precision for B-meson matrix elements

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    Guazzini, D.; Sommer, R. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany); Tantalo, N. [INFN sezione ' ' Tor Vergata' ' , Rome (Italy)]|[Centro E. Fermi, Rome (Italy)

    2007-10-15

    We demonstrate how HQET and the Step Scaling Method for B-physics, pioneered by the Tor Vergata group, can be combined to reach a further improved precision. The observables considered are the mass of the b-quark and the B{sub s}-meson decay constant. The demonstration is carried out in quenched lattice QCD. We start from a small volume, where one can use a standard O(a)-improved relativistic action for the b-quark, and compute two step scaling functions which relate the observables to the large volume ones. In all steps we extrapolate to the continuum limit, separately in HQET and in QCD for masses below m{sub b}. The physical point m{sub b} is then reached by an interpolation of the continuum results in 1/m. The essential, expected and verified, feature is that the step scaling functions have a weak mass-dependence resulting in an easy interpolation to the physical point. With r{sub 0}=0.5 fm and the experimental B{sub s} and K masses as input, we find F{sub B{sub s}}=191(6) MeV and the renormalization group invariant mass M{sub b}=6.88(10) GeV, translating into anti m{sub b}(anti m{sub b})=4.42(6) GeV in the MS scheme. This approach seems very promising for full QCD. (orig.)

  11. Rare decays of B-mesons

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    This article is dedicated to the memory of Andrei D. Sakharov, a great scientist and human rights activist. Sakharov was blessed with the rare gift of prophetic prediction in matters concerning both science and society. His paper in 1967 on the baryon asymmetry of the universe relating it to the baryon instability, CP-violation, and thermodynamic non-equilibrium, was a very long shot. In view of subsequent theoretical developments in grand unified theories of elementary particle physics and cosmology, where the Sakharov conditions can be accommodated, this paper represents indeed a very fine example of scientific genius and prophecy. His political judgement, exemplified by his visionary essay Progress, Coexistence, and Intellectual Freedom, written in 1968, was equally stunning. Among other topics Sakharov was also very much interested in physics of the heavy quarks. In this paper we review theoretical predictions about an interesting aspect of heavy quark physics, namely rare phenomena in the decays of B-meson involving flavor changing neutral current (FCNC) processes

  12. Strong decays of vector mesons to pseudoscalar mesons in the relativistic quark model

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    Ebert, D; Galkin, V O

    2014-01-01

    Strong decays of vector ($^3S_1$) mesons to the pair of pseudoscalar ($^1S_0$) mesons are considered in the framework of the microscopic decay mechanism and the relativistic quark model based on the quasipotential approach. The quark-antiquark potential, which was previously used for the successful description of meson spectroscopy and electroweak decays, is employed as the source of the $q\\bar q$ pair creation. The relativistic structure of the decay matrix element, relativistic contributions and boosts of the meson wave functions are comprehensively taken into account. The calculated rates of strong decays of light, heavy-light mesons and heavy quarkonia agree well with available experimental data.

  13. Decay constants of the charmed tensor mesons at finite temperature

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    Azizi, K.; Sundu, H.; Türkan, A.; Veliev, E. Veli

    2016-01-01

    Investigation of the thermal properties of the mesons with higher spin is one of the important problems in the hadron physics. At finite temperature, the Lorentz invariance is broken by the choice of a preferred frame of reference and some new operators appear in the Wilson expansion. Taking into account these additional operators, we calculate the thermal two-point correlation function for D2*(2460 ) and Ds2 *(2573 ) tensor mesons. In order to perform the numerical analysis, we use the fermionic part of the energy density obtained both from lattice QCD and Chiral perturbation theory. We also use the temperature dependent continuum threshold and show that the values of the decay constants decrease considerably near to the critical temperature compared to their values in the vacuum. Our results at zero temperature are in good consistency with predictions of other nonperturbative models.

  14. Properties of magnetized neutral mesons within a full RPA evaluation

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    Avancini, Sidney S; Pinto, Marcus B

    2016-01-01

    We consider the two flavor Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model within the RPA framework to evaluate the masses of the $\\sigma$ and $\\pi^0$ mesons and the $\\pi^0$ decay constant in the presence of a magnetic field at vanishing temperatures and baryonic densities. The present work extends other RPA applications by fully considering the external momenta, which enter the integrals representing the magnetized polarization tensor, so that more accurate results can be obtained in the evaluation of physical quantities containing pionic contributions. As we show, this technical improvement generates results which agree well with those produced by lattice simulations and chiral perturbation theory. Our method may also prove to be useful in future evaluations of quantities such as the shear viscosity and the equation of state of magnetized quark matter with mesonic contributions.

  15. Meson exchange model for the nucleon-nucleon interaction

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    Nucleon-nucleon interactions obtained from several models for the field theoretic scattering amplitude are studied. The interaction includes contributions from one-pion and one-omega exchange and from two-pion exchange as calculated in a dispersion theory framework. The resulting interaction is regularized by a cut-off factor obtained by the eikonal approximation to multiple vector meson exchange processes. The Blankenbecler-Sugar equation is solved with the interaction and nucleon-nucleon scattering phase parameters are computed. For the best model good agreement with phenomenological phase parameters is achieved for physically reasonable values of the meson-nucleon coupling constants and the spectral functions needed for the evaluation of the two-pion exchange effects. The deuteron wave function is computed as are the deuteron charge and quadrupole form factors. The interaction is shown to have significantly weaker short-range repulsion than commonly found in local phenomenological potentials and in one-boson exchange models. (Auth.)

  16. Charmless nonleptonic decays into scalar and pseudoscalar mesons

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    B Mawlong

    2007-10-01

    The charmless nonleptonic decay modes → 0 () involving a scalar and a pseudoscalar meson in the final state are studied. The scalar meson 0 is considered as a $q\\bar{q}$ state, as favored by some recent studies. Using the generalized factorization approach, the branching ratios and CP violation parameters are computed for these modes. The form factors are calculated using the results from relativistic light front quark model and the ISGW2 model. It is found that the direct CP violation parameters in these modes are small. However, the obtained branching ratios are not in agreement with the experimental data. Therefore, these modes may be considered as possible probes for new physics.

  17. Introductory materials for committee members: 1) instructions for the Los Alamos National Laboratory fiscal year 2010 capability reviews 2) NPAC strategic capability planning 3) Summary self-assessment for the nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics an

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    Redondo, Antonio [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01

    Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) uses external peer review to measure and continuously improve the quality of its science, technology and engineering (STE). LANL uses capability reviews to assess the STE quality and institutional integration and to advise Laboratory Management on the current and future health of the STE. Capability reviews address the STE integration that LANL uses to meet mission requirements. STE capabilities are define to cut across directorates providing a more holistic view of the STE quality, integration to achieve mission requirements, and mission relevance. The scope of these capabilities necessitate that there will be significant overlap in technical areas covered by capability reviews (e.g., materials research and weapons science and engineering). In addition, LANL staff may be reviewed in different capability reviews because of their varied assignments and expertise. LANL plans to perform a complete review of the Laboratory's STE capabilities (hence staff) in a three-year cycle. The principal product of an external review is a report that includes the review committee's assessments, commendations, and recommendations for STE. The Capability Review Committees serve a dual role of providing assessment of the Laboratory's technical contributions and integration towards its missions and providing advice to Laboratory Management. The assessments and advice are documented in reports prepared by the Capability Review Committees that are delivered to the Director and to the Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering (PADSTE). This report will be used by Laboratory Management for STE assessment and planning. The report is also provided to the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of LANL's Annual Performance Plan and to the Los Alamos National Security (LANS) LLC's Science and Technology Committee (STC) as part of its responsibilities to the LANS Board of Governors.

  18. Vacuum fluctuation effects on the ρ-meson mass and the one-ρ exchange potential at finite temperature and density

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    Based on thermofield dynamics, the temperature- and density-dependent effective mass and screening mass of ρ meson have been calculated. The effects of vacuum fluctuation corrections through effective nucleon mass are examined. We have shown that vacuum fluctuations give an important correction to the self-energy of the ρ meson and lead to a reduction of the ρ-meson mass in hot and dense matter. The temperature and density dependence of one-ρ-meson exchange potential with vacuum fluctuation correction is also given. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  19. After the Resistance: The Alamo Today

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    2014-09-23

    Byron Breedlove reads his essay After the Resistance: The Alamo Today about the Alamo and emerging disease resistance.  Created: 9/23/2014 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).   Date Released: 10/20/2014.

  20. η meson photoproduction on deuterium

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    Measurements of the total and differential cross sections for η-meson photoproduction on a D2 liquid target from threshold to 1.2 GeV, have been taken using the tagged Bremsstrahlung photon beam produced by the electrons extracted from the ELSA storage ring at Bonn. The reaction was identified by detecting the eta decay products in the neutral meson spectrometer SPES0-2π, while the recoil baryons (proton, neutron or deuteron) were detected by a variety of large angle scintillator detectors. We succeeded to identify completely the final states corresponding to the production of an η meson on a Quasi-Free (QF) proton, a QF neutron and the coherent deuteron. The differential cross sections corresponding to the production of a coherent deuteron n the final state have been measured, from threshold to 800 MeV; they are 6 times smaller the only previous measurement reported by Anderson and Prepost in 1969. This is consistent with an Isoscalar part of the Amplitude much smaller than the Isovector one. The differential cross sections are in good agreement with the theoretical prediction on the impulse approximation mechanism; indicating in particular, fairly small contributions from rescattering terms. A direct measurement of the neutron to proton cross section ratios has been obtained by integrating the counting rates on the corresponding QF peaks and is 0.70 ± 0.03, from 700 MeV to 900 MeV, with a small angular dependence. These two results by comparison to the measured free proton data should allow to reconstruct the free neutron cross sections in a rather model-independent way. (authors). 56 refs., 90 figs., 13 tabs

  1. Water supply at Los Alamos during 1991

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    Purtymun, W.D.; McLin, S.G.; Stoker, A.K.; Maes, M.N.

    1994-06-01

    This report summarizes production and aquifer conditions for water wells in the Los Alamos, Guaje, and Pajarito Well Fields . The wells supply all of the potable water used for municipal and some industrial purposes in Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The spring gallery in Water Canyon supplies nonpotable water for industrial use while the rest of the nonpotable water supply used for irrigation is surface water from the Guaje and Los Alamos Reservoirs. Included is a section on the chemical and radiochemical quality of water from the supply wells, gallery in Water Canyon and the reservoirs in Guaje and Los Alamos Canyons. A section on the quality of water with reference to compliance with state and federal regulations is included in the report.

  2. Heavy Mesons in Nuclear Matter and Nuclei

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    Tolos, Laura; Garcia-Recio, Carmen; Molina, Raquel; Nieves, Juan; Oset, Eulogio; Ramos, Angels; Romanets, Olena; Salcedo, Lorenzo Luis; Torres-Rincon, Juan M

    2014-01-01

    Heavy mesons in nuclear matter and nuclei are analyzed within different frameworks, paying a special attention to unitarized coupled-channel approaches. Possible experimental signatures of the properties of these mesons in matter are addressed, in particular in connection with the future FAIR facility at GSI.

  3. Heavy Mesons in Nuclear Matter and Nuclei

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    Heavy mesons in nuclear matter and nuclei are analyzed within different frameworks, paying a special attention to unitarized coupled-channel approaches. Possible experimental signatures of the properties of these mesons in matter are addressed, in particular in connection with the future FAIR facility at GSI

  4. Experimental evidence for hadroproduction of exotic mesons

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    New measurements of peripheral meson production are presented. The data confirm the existence of exotic mesons at 1.4 and 1.6 GeV/c2. The latter state dominates the eta'pi- decay spectrum. The data on eta pi+pi-pi- decay show large strength in several exotic (Jpc = 1- +) waves as well

  5. New results of radiative meson decays

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    We have investigated Coulomb dissociation (the Primakoff effect) of high energy charged r and K mesons on heavy nuclei. New values for the electromagnetic transition rates G(p-→rg) and G(K-→K-g) have been extracted from the data. Some preliminary data for the Primakoff production of higher meson excitations will also be presented

  6. Pseudotensor mesons as three-body resonances

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    Roca, L

    2011-01-01

    We show that the lightest pseudotensor mesons J^{PC}=2^-+ can be regarded as molecules made of a pseudoscalar (P) 0^-+ and a tensor 2^++ meson, where the latter is itself made of two vector (V) mesons. The idea stems from the fact that the vector-vector interaction in s-wave and spin 2 is very strong, to the point of generating the 2^++ tensor mesons. On the other hand the interaction of a pseudoscalar with a vector meson in s-wave is also very strong and it generates dynamically the lightest axial-vector mesons. Therefore we expect the PVV interaction to be strongly attractive and thus able to build up quasibound PVV resonances. We calculate the three body PVV interaction by using the fixed center approximation to the Faddeev equations where the two vectors are clustered forming a tensor meson. We find clear resonant structures which can be identified with the pi_2(1670), eta_2(1645) and K^*_2(1770) (2^-+) pseudotensor mesons.

  7. Sigma meson in heavy ion collision

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    We want to present a short theoretical prediction of the behaviour of the sigma meson in heavy ion collisions. It is considered that the sigma meson is a pion-pion correlation, resulting from the decay of the N*(1440) resonance. There will be presented some QMD simulations. (authors)

  8. Studies of Excited $D$ mesons in $B$ meson decays

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    AUTHOR|(CDS)2082679

    This thesis documents the studies of several three-body B + meson decays, each with a charged charmed meson in the final state. All analyses presented use a data sample recorded by the LHCb detector in 2011 and 2012, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 $fb^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data. The $B^{+} \\to D^{-}K^{+}\\pi^{+}$ and $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{+}\\pi^{-}$ decay modes are observed for the first time. The branching fraction of the favoured $B^{+} \\to D^{-}K^{+}\\pi^{+}$ decay mode is measured relative to the topologically similar $B^{+} \\to D^{-}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{+}$ decay and the $B^{+} \\to D^{-}K^{+}\\pi^{+}$ final state is used as a normalisation channel for the suppressed $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{+}\\pi^{-}$ decay branching fraction measurement. Searches are performed for the quasi-two-body decays $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{*}(892)^{0}$ and $B^{+} \\to D_{2}^{*}(2460)^{0}K^{+}$, using the sample of $B^{+} \\to D^{+}K^{+}\\pi^{-}$ candidate decays. No significant signals are observed for either decay mode and upper limits a...

  9. Results for light pseudoscalar mesons

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    Bazavov, A; DeTar, C; Du, X; Freeman, W; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, Urs M; Hetrick, J E; Laiho, J; Levkova, L; Oktay, M B; Osborn, J; Sugar, R; Toussaint, D; Van de Water, R S

    2010-01-01

    We present the current status of the MILC collaboration's calculations of the properties of the light pseudoscalar meson sector. We use asqtad staggered ensembles with 2+1 dynamical flavors down to $a \\approx 0.045$ fm and light quark mass down to 0.05 $m_s$. Here we describe fits to the data using chiral forms from SU(3) chiral perturbation theory, including all staggered taste violations at NLO and the continuum NNLO chiral logarithms. We emphasize issues of convergence of the chiral expansion.

  10. Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics, and Signatures

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics, and Signatures at Los Alamos National Laboratory is committed to promoting and supporting high quality, cutting-edge...

  11. Microscopic foundations of the vector meson dominance model and the analysis of ρ-ω mixing

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    We use a momentum-space analysis of a generalized Nambu endash Jona-Lasinio (NJL) model to provide a microscopic foundation for the vector-meson-dominance model. (In our model the photon interacts with the constituent quarks rather than with the hadrons.) A novel feature of our model is the introduction of q2-dependent meson decay constants, gρ(q2) and gω(q2), as well as q2-dependent meson-meson coupling constants, such as gρππ(q2). We discuss the values of gρ(q2), gω(q2), and gρππ(q2) obtained using our generalized NJL model, considering different choices for the parameters of the model. We also provide a quark-based description of ρ-ω mixing including the effects of direct ω→π++π- decay. The definition of momentum-dependent meson decay constants allows us to introduce current correlation functions for the ρ and ω mesons into the analysis in an unambiguous manner, when we start with an analysis of hadronic current correlators that are expressed in terms of quark fields. A good fit is obtained for the pion form factor in the region where ρ-ω mixing is important. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  12. Vector meson mixing and charge symmetry violation

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    We discuss the consistency of the traditional vector meson dominance (VMD) model for photons coupling to matter with the vanishing of vector meson-meson- and meson-photon mixing self-energies at q2 = O. This vanishing of vector mixing has been demonstrated in the context of rho-omega mixing for a large class of effective theories. As a further constraint on these models, we here apply them to a study of photon-meson mixing and VMD. We compare the predicted momentum dependence of two models with that extracted experimentally. We find that one model produces a momentum-dependence which is consistent with the data, while the other does not. Hence we conclude that comparison with VMD phenomenology provides a powerful constraint on such models. (author). 34 refs., 1 fig

  13. D-meson diffusion in hadronic matter

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    We present effective-field-theory results with unitarized interactions on the D-meson transport coefficients in a gas populated by light mesons and baryons at finite temperature and baryochemical potential. The Fokker-Planck equation is used to compute the drag force, the relaxation time and the diffusion coefficients of D mesons for collisions at FAIR. At finite baryochemical potential, the combined effect of net baryonic density and sizable meson-baryon interaction makes the D mesons to relax more efficiently than in the μB = 0 case. We also describe the connection with the quark-gluon plasma phase in adiabatic trajectories on the phase diagram at both zero and finite baryochemical potential.

  14. Light Vector Mesons in the Nuclear Medium

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    Wood, Michael; Nasseripour, Rakhsha; Weygand, Dennis; Djalali, Chaden; Tur, Clarisse; Mosel, Ulrich; Muehlich, Pascal; Adams, Gary; Amaryan, Moscov; Amaryan, Moskov; Ambrozewicz, Pawel; Anghinolfi, Marco; Asryan, Gegham; Avagyan, Harutyun; Baghdasaryan, Hovhannes; Baillie, Nathan; Ball, James; Baltzell, Nathan; Barrow, Steve; Battaglieri, Marco; Bedlinskiy, Ivan; Bektasoglu, Mehmet; Bellis, Matthew; Benmouna, Nawal; Berman, Barry; Biselli, Angela; Blaszczyk, Lukasz; Bouchigny, Sylvain; Boyarinov, Sergey; Bradford, Robert; Branford, Derek; Briscoe, William; Brooks, William; Burkert, Volker; Butuceanu, Cornel; Calarco, John; Careccia, Sharon; Carman, Daniel; Carnahan, Bryan; Casey, Liam; Chen, Shifeng; Cheng, Lu; Cole, Philip; Collins, Patrick; Coltharp, Philip; Crabb, Donald; Crannell, Hall; Crede, Volker; Cummings, John; Dashyan, Natalya; De Vita, Raffaella; De Sanctis, Enzo; Degtiarenko, Pavel; Denizli, Haluk; Dennis, Lawrence; Deur, Alexandre; Dharmawardane, Kahanawita; Dickson, Richard; Dodge, Gail; Doughty, David; Dugger, Michael; Dytman, Steven; Dzyubak, Oleksandr; Egiyan, Hovanes; Egiyan, Kim; Elfassi, Lamiaa; Elouadrhiri, Latifa; Eugenio, Paul; Fedotov, Gleb; Feldman, Gerald; Feuerbach, Robert; Fradi, Ahmed; Funsten, Herbert; Garcon, Michel; Gavalian, Gagik; Gilfoyle, Gerard; Giovanetti, Kevin; Girod, Francois-Xavier; Goetz, John; Gordon, Christopher; Gothe, Ralf; Griffioen, Keith; Guidal, Michel; Guler, Nevzat; Guo, Lei; Gyurjyan, Vardan; Hadjidakis, Cynthia; Hafidi, Kawtar; Hakobyan, Hayk; Hakobyan, Rafael; Hanretty, Charles; Hardie, John; Hassall, Neil; Hersman, F.; Hicks, Kenneth; Hleiqawi, Ishaq; Holtrop, Maurik; Hyde, Charles; Ilieva, Yordanka; Ireland, David; Ishkhanov, Boris; Isupov, Evgeny; Ito, Mark; Jenkins, David; Jo, Hyon-Suk; Johnstone, John; Joo, Kyungseon; Juengst, Henry; Kalantarians, Narbe; Kellie, James; Khandaker, Mahbubul; Khetarpal, Puneet; Kim, Wooyoung; Klein, Andreas; Klein, Franz; Klimenko, Alexei; Kossov, Mikhail; Krahn, Zebulun; Kramer, Laird; Kubarovsky, Valery; Kuhn, Joachim; Kuhn, Sebastian; Kuleshov, Sergey; Lachniet, Jeff; Laget, Jean; Langheinrich, Jorn; Lawrence, David; Li, Ji; Livingston, Kenneth; Lu, Haiyun; MacCormick, Marion; Markov, Nikolai; Mattione, Paul; McAleer, Simeon; McKinnon, Bryan; McNabb, John; Mecking, Bernhard; Mehrabyan, Surik; Melone, Joseph; Mestayer, Mac; Meyer, Curtis; Mibe, Tsutomu; Mikhaylov, Konstantin; Minehart, Ralph; Mirazita, Marco; Miskimen, Rory; Mokeev, Viktor; Moriya, Kei; Morrow, Steven; Moteabbed, Maryam; Mueller, James; Munevar Espitia, Edwin; Mutchler, Gordon; Nadel-Turonski, Pawel; Niccolai, Silvia; Niculescu, Gabriel; Niculescu, Maria-Ioana; Niczyporuk, Bogdan; Niroula, Megh; Niyazov, Rustam; Nozar, Mina; Osipenko, Mikhail; Ostrovidov, Alexander; Park, Kijun; Pasyuk, Evgueni; Paterson, Craig; Pereira, Sergio; Pierce, Joshua; Pivnyuk, Nikolay; Pocanic, Dinko; Pogorelko, Oleg; Pozdnyakov, Sergey; Preedom, Barry; Price, John; Prok, Yelena; Protopopescu, Dan; Raue, Brian; Riccardi, Gregory; Ricco, Giovanni; Ripani, Marco; Ritchie, Barry; Ronchetti, Federico; Rosner, Guenther; Rossi, Patrizia; Sabatie, Franck; Salamanca, Julian; Salgado, Carlos; Santoro, Joseph; Sapunenko, Vladimir; Schumacher, Reinhard; Serov, Vladimir; Sharabian, Youri; Sharov, Dmitri; Shvedunov, Nikolay; Smith, Elton; Smith, Lee; Sober, Daniel; Sokhan, Daria; Stavinsky, Aleksey; Stepanyan, Stepan; Stepanyan, Samuel; Stokes, Burnham; Stoler, Paul; Strakovski, Igor; Strauch, Steffen; Taiuti, Mauro; Tedeschi, David; Tkabladze, Avtandil; Tkachenko, Svyatoslav; Todor, Luminita; Ungaro, Maurizio; Vineyard, Michael; Vlassov, Alexander; Watts, Daniel; Weinstein, Lawrence; Williams, Michael; Wolin, Elliott; Yegneswaran, Amrit; Zana, Lorenzo; Zhang, Bin; Zhang, Jixie; Zhao, Bo; Zhao, Zhiwen

    2008-07-01

    The light vector mesons ($\\rho$, $\\omega$, and $\\phi$) were produced in deuterium, carbon, titanium, and iron targets in a search for possible in-medium modifications to the properties of the $\\rho$ meson at normal nuclear densities and zero temperature. The vector mesons were detected with the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) via their decays to $e^{+}e^{-}$. The rare leptonic decay was chosen to reduce final-state interactions. A combinatorial background was subtracted from the invariant mass spectra using a well-established event-mixing technique. The $\\rho$ meson mass spectrum was extracted after the $\\omega$ and $\\phi$ signals were removed in a nearly model-independent way. Comparisons were made between the $\\rho$ mass spectra from the heavy targets ($A > 2$) with the mass spectrum extracted from the deuterium target. With respect to the $\\rho$-meson mass, we obtain a small shift compatible with zero. Also, we measure widths consistent with standard nuclear many-body eff

  15. Strange and charm mesons at FAIR

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    Tolos, L; Gamermann, D; Garcia-Recio, C; Molina, R; Nieves, J; Oset, E; Ramos, A

    2009-01-01

    We study the properties of strange and charm mesons in hot and dense matter within a self-consistent coupled-channel approach for the experimental conditions of density and temperature expected for the CBM experiment at FAIR/GSI. The in-medium solution at finite temperature accounts for Pauli blocking effects, mean-field binding of all the baryons involved, and meson self-energies. We analyze the behaviour in this hot and dense environment of dynamically-generated baryonic resonances together with the evolution with density and temperature of the strange and open-charm meson spectral functions. We test the spectral functions for strange mesons using energy-weighted sum rules and finally discuss the implications of the properties of charm mesons on the D_{s0}(2317) and the predicted X(3700) scalar resonances.

  16. The Viscosity of Meson Matter

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    Dobado, A; Dobado, Antonio; Llanes-Estrada, Felipe J.

    2003-01-01

    We report a calculation of the shear viscosity in a relativistic multicomponent meson gas as a function of temperature and chemical potentials. We approximately solve the Uehling-Uhlenbeck transport equation of kinetic theory, appropriate for a boson gas, with relativistic kinematics. Since at low temperatures the gas can be taken as mostly composed of pions, with a fraction of kaons and etas, we explore the region where binary elastic collisions with at least one pion are the dominant scattering processes. Our input meson scattering phase shifts are fits to the experimental data obtained from chiral perturbation theory and the Inverse Amplitude Method. Our results take the correct non-relativistic limit (viscosity proportional to the square root of the temperature), show a viscosity of order the cubed of the pion mass up to temperatures somewhat below that mass, and then a large increase due to kaons and etas. Our approximation may break down at even higher temperatures, where the viscosity follows a tempera...

  17. Mesons in relativistic quark model

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    In the relativistic quark model formulated in the infinite momentum frame a self-consistent description has been obtained for a pion, ω- and ρ-mesons, K- and K*-mesons. The role of the relativistic effects in the description of radiative, leptonic and semileptonic decays of heavy quarkonia is studied. The relativistic effects are shown to lead to noticeable suppression of the ψ → ηcγ decay width predicted in nonrelativistic approximation; however the discrepancy with the experimental data still remains. Predictions are obtained for amplitudes of D → μν, Ds → μν, B → μν, D → πeν and D → Keν decays. The relativistic effects are shown to lead to strong supperssion of coupling constants of D → μν, Ds → μν, B → μν decays. The prediction obtained for the coupling constant FD = 230-270 MeV is close to the boundary of available experimental restriction. 46 refs.; 2 figs.; 5 tabs

  18. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos

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    This report documents the environmental surveillance program conducted by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) in 1978. Routine monitoring for radiation and radioactive or chemical substances is conducted on the Laboratory site and in the surrounding region to determine compliance with appropriate standards and permit early identification of possible undesirable trends. Results and interpretation of the data for 1978 on penetrating radiation, chemical and radiochemical quality of ambient air, surface and groundwater, municipal water supply, soils and sediments, food, and airborne and liquid effluents are included. Comparisons with appropriate standards and regulations or with background levels from natural or other non-LASL sources provide a basis for concluding that environmental effects attributable to LASL operations are minor and cannot be considered likely to result in any hazard to the population of the area. Results of several special studies provide documentation of some unique environmental conditions in the LASL environs

  19. Pseudocalar meson and vector meson interactions and dynamically generated axial-vector mesons

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    Zhou, Yu; Ren, Xiu-Lei; Chen, Hua-Xing; Geng, Li-Sheng

    2014-01-01

    The axial-vector mesons $a_1(1260)$, $b_1(1235)$, $f_1(1285)$, $h_1(1170)$, $h_1(1380)$, and $K_1(1270)$ are dynamically generated in the unitized chiral perturbation theory. Such a picture has been tested extensively in the past few years. In this work, we calculate the interaction kernel up to $\\mathcal{O}(p^2)$ and study the impact on the dynamically generated axial-vector states. In anticipation of future lattice QCD simulations, we calculate the scattering lengths and the pole positions ...

  20. D-meson production by muons in the COMPASS experiment at CERN

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    2011-01-21

    One of the physics goals of the COMPASS experiment at CERN was to measure the contribution of gluons to the nucleon spin. To achieve this, it was proposed to scatter polarized 160 GeV/c muons on a polarized deuteron target and to detect D mesons in the final state. The underlying process in this D meson production is supposed to be the Photon-Gluon Fusion (PGF), where a virtual photon emitted by the muon interacts with a gluon from the target nucleon, producing a charm-anticharm quark pair. Fragmentation of a charm (anticharm) quark leads with high probability to the creation of a D{sup 0} or D{sup *} meson, which COMPASS detects via the D{sup 0}{yields}K{pi} and D{sup *}{yields}D{sup 0}{pi}{yields}K{pi}{pi} decay modes. From the longitudinal cross section spin asymmetries of the D meson production and theoretical predictions for the PGF cross section, the gluon contribution to the nucleon spin has been measured by the COMPASS experiment. The results presented in the thesis are the following. Based on data from the year 2004 a total visible cross section of 1.8{+-}0.4 nb, for the D{sup *} meson production, has been measured, with the error being dominated by systematic effects. It is validated that the D mesons are indeed produced through the PGF process, by comparison of measured D meson kinematic distributions to the ones predicted by a theory (AROMA generator). A good agreement was found for the distribution shapes, which confirms that PGF plays a major role. However, a 20% difference was found in the number of produced D{sup 0} and D{sup 0} mesons (and for the D{sup *+} and D{sup *-} mesons as well) which is significantly larger than predicted by AROMA. Kinematic distributions of D{sup 0} and D{sup *} mesons were compared with the background and also with the nearby K{sup *}{sub 2}(1430){sup 0} resonance, using all longitudinal data taken in 2002-2006. The particle-antiparticle asymmetry has been studied as a function of several kinematic variables. The 20

  1. Mesons from global Anti-de Sitter space

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    Erdmenger, Johanna

    2010-01-01

    In the context of gauge/gravity duality, we study both probe D7-- and probe D5--branes in global Anti-de Sitter space. The dual field theory is N=4 theory on R x S^3 with added flavour. The branes undergo a geometrical phase transition in this geometry as function of the bare quark mass m_q in units of 1/R with R the S^3 radius. The meson spectra are obtained from fluctuations of the brane probes. First, we study them numerically for finite quark mass through the phase transition. Moreover, at zero quark mass we calculate the meson spectra analytically both in supergravity and in free field theory on R x S^3 and find that the results match: For the chiral primaries, the lowest level is given by the zero point energy or by the scaling dimension of the operator corresponding to the fluctuations, respectively. The higher levels are equidistant. Similar results apply to the descendents. Our results confirm the physical interpretation that the mesons cannot pair-produce any further when their zero-point energy exc...

  2. Strong Couplings of Three Mesons with Charm(ing) Involvement

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    Lucha, Wolfgang; Sazdjian, Hagop; Simula, Silvano

    2016-01-01

    We determine the strong couplings of three mesons that involve, at least, one $\\eta_c$ or $J/\\psi$ meson, within the framework of a constituent-quark model by means of relativistic dispersion formulations. For strong couplings of $J/\\psi$ mesons to two charmed mesons, our approach leads to predictions roughly twice as large as those arising from QCD sum rules.

  3. The (di)muon physics in the ALICE experiment at the LHC: light vector meson analysis (ρ, ω, φ) in pp collisions [√(s)=7 TeV], Pb-Pb collisions [√(sNN)=2.76 TeV] and study of a new silicon tracker in the muon spectrometer acceptance

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    ALICE experiment at LHC studies the Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP), a particular state of matter where quarks and gluons are deconfined. A probe to explore this state is the study of several resonances (ρ, ω, φ, J/ψ and Υ) through their dimuon decay channel, with a muon spectrometer covering pseudo-rapidity -4 NN)=2.76 TeV. Light vector mesons are powerful tools to probe the QGP due to their short lifetime and their dimuon decay channel. Indeed, leptons have negligible final state interactions. Production rates and spectral functions of those mesons are modified by the hot hadronic and QGP medium. Chiral symmetry restoration study is done thanks to the study of ρ spectral function. Strangeness enhancement is accessed via the ratio of φ over ρ + ω yields as a function of the centrality of the collision. In pp analysis, the emphasis is on background understanding and on first physics results such as φ yield over ρ + ω yield as a function of pT, and pT distributions of φ and ρ + ω. Cross sections and pT-differential cross sections of light mesons will also be shown. The Pb-Pb analysis and its prospects will be presented. The second part of the thesis concerns ALICE upgrade plans of year 2017. A feasibility study for a Muon Forward Tracker (MFT) in Silicon pixels located upstream of the hadronic absorber in the spectrometer acceptance was performed. This upgrade is mainly motivated by the improvement of the dimuon invariant mass resolution and secondary vertex measurement. This gives access to open charm and beauty direct study in single muon channel. Prompt J/ψ can also be distinguished from B feed-down J/ψ, allowing a better study of a QGP signature: the 'J/ψ suppression' in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. MFT performances on those different topics were established in simulations. The track matching algorithm to match MFT tracks with spectrometer tracks (a crucial step for the feasibility of the project) and its results are presented. (author)

  4. Distortion of the HBT images by meson clouds

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    Hattori, K

    2009-01-01

    We study the effects of mesonic final state interactions on the Hanbury Brown and Twiss (HBT) intensity interferometry for mesons in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. Modification of the one-body amplitude of emitted mesons while going through a cloud of other mesons is estimated in the semiclassical approximation with a mesonic optical potential which incorporates both coherent forward scattering with other mesons and the absorption due to the incoherent scattering in the meson clouds. We show how these effects results in the distortion of the HBT images.

  5. Exclusive φ meson production in HERMES

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    Golembiovskaya, Mayya

    2014-03-15

    In the present work exclusive φ meson leptoproduction at HERMES experiment in DESY was studied using the data collected at HERA accelerator in the period from 1998 till 2000 and from 2006 till 2007 years. In the analysis unpolarized and longitudinally polarized hydrogen and deuteron targets were used, the beam consisted of longitudinally polarized leptons. Via measurement of the angular and momentum distribution of the φ meson decay products 23 spin density matrix elements (SDMEs) for the φ meson were obtained. The number of SDMEs was defined by the experiment conditions, e.g. by the beam and target polarization directions. For the mentioned time period φ meson SDMEs were defined at HERMES for the first time. The quantities U{sub 1}, U{sub 2} and U{sub 3} which can be used to check presence of unnatural parity exchange (UPE) mechanism in phi meson production were calculated from SDMEs. All the results were obtained in 3 kinematic bins of Q{sup 2}, 4 kinematic bins of t' and for the integrated kinematics. No statistically significant difference between the results for hydrogen and deuteron targets was observed. The UPE quantities were found to be zero within 2 σ for the integrated kinematics, indicating negligible contribution of UPE for the φ meson production which is in agreement with theory predictions. The test of s-channel helicity conservation hypothesis via comparison of corresponding SDME values showed helicity conservation for the φ meson production.

  6. Exclusive φ meson production in HERMES

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    In the present work exclusive φ meson leptoproduction at HERMES experiment in DESY was studied using the data collected at HERA accelerator in the period from 1998 till 2000 and from 2006 till 2007 years. In the analysis unpolarized and longitudinally polarized hydrogen and deuteron targets were used, the beam consisted of longitudinally polarized leptons. Via measurement of the angular and momentum distribution of the φ meson decay products 23 spin density matrix elements (SDMEs) for the φ meson were obtained. The number of SDMEs was defined by the experiment conditions, e.g. by the beam and target polarization directions. For the mentioned time period φ meson SDMEs were defined at HERMES for the first time. The quantities U1, U2 and U3 which can be used to check presence of unnatural parity exchange (UPE) mechanism in phi meson production were calculated from SDMEs. All the results were obtained in 3 kinematic bins of Q2, 4 kinematic bins of t' and for the integrated kinematics. No statistically significant difference between the results for hydrogen and deuteron targets was observed. The UPE quantities were found to be zero within 2 σ for the integrated kinematics, indicating negligible contribution of UPE for the φ meson production which is in agreement with theory predictions. The test of s-channel helicity conservation hypothesis via comparison of corresponding SDME values showed helicity conservation for the φ meson production.

  7. GlueX: Meson Spectroscopy in Photoproduction

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    Salgado, Carlos [Norfolk State University, JLAB; Smith, Elton S. [JLAB

    2014-03-01

    The goal of the GlueX experiment \\cite{gluex} is to provide crucial data to help understand the soft gluonic fields responsible for binding quarks in hadrons. Hybrid mesons, and in particular exotic hybrid mesons, provide the ideal laboratory for testing QCD in the confinement regime since these mesons explicitly manifest the gluonic degrees of freedom. Photoproduction is expected to be effective in producing exotic hybrids but there is little data on the photoproduction of light mesons. GlueX will use the new 12-GeV electron beam at Jefferson Lab to produce a 9-GeV beam of linearly polarized photons using the technique of coherent bremsstrahlung. A solenoid-based hermetic detector is under construction, which will be used to collect data on meson production and decays. These data will also be used to study the spectrum of conventional mesons, including the poorly understood excited vector mesons. This talk will give an update on the experiment as well as describe theoretical developments \\cite{Dudek:2011bn} to help understand how these data can provide insights into the fundamental theory of strong interactions.

  8. Design of the Los Alamos generator installation

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    A 1430 MVA synchronous generator from a cancelled nuclear power plant is being installed at Los Alamos to be used as the pulsed power generator for the Confinement Physics Research Facility. The generator is mounted on a spring foundation to avoid dynamic forces from being transmitted to the substructure and the ground. A 6 MW load-commutated inverter drive will accelerate the machine from standstill to the maximum operating speed of 1800 rpm and from 1260 rpm to 1800 rpm between load pulses. The generator cooling method is being changed from hydrogen to air cooling. A current limiting fuse, with a fuse clearing current of 80 kA, will protect the generator output against short circuit currents. Changes in the excitation system are described. A status report of the installation and an approximate schedule for completing the installation are presented. The paper also addresses results of special studies and tests undertaken to evaluate the condition of the generator and to predict the behavior of some critical mechanical generator components under pulsed loading conditions. 1 ref., 4 figs., 2 tabs

  9. The Los Alamos Critical Experiments Facility Program

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    Critical assemblies of precisely known materials and reproducible and easily calculated geometries have been constructed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory since the 1940s. Initially, these assemblies were built to provide information necessary for the nuclear weapons development effort. Subsequently, intensive studies of the assemblies themselves were undertaken to provide a better understanding of the physics of the fission process and other nuclear reactions in the nuclear materials from which these machine were constructed and in other materials irradiated in these assemblies. Some of these assemblies (notably Jezebel, Flattop, Big Ten, and Godiva) have been used as benchmark assemblies to compare the results of experimental measurements and computations of certain nuclear reaction parameters. These comparisons are used to validate both the input nuclear data and the computational methods. In addition to these normally fueled benchmark assemblies, other assembly machines are fueled periodically to provide specific and detailed results for parameter sensitivity studies for a large number of applications. Some of these machines and their applications are described

  10. Neutral $B$ meson mixings and $B$ meson decay constants with static heavy and domain-wall light quarks

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    Aoki, Yasumichi; Izubuchi, Taku; Lehner, Christoph; Soni, Amarjit

    2014-01-01

    Neutral $B$ meson mixing matrix elements and $B$ meson decay constants are calculated. Static approximation is used for $b$ quark and domain-wall fermion formalism is employed for light quarks. The calculations are carried out on $2+1$ flavor dynamical ensembles generated by RBC/UKQCD Collaborations with lattice spacings $0.086$fm ($a^{-1}\\sim 2.3$GeV) and $0.11$fm ($1.7$GeV), and a fixed physical spatial volume of about $(2.7{\\rm fm})^3$. In the static quark action, link-smearings are used to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. We employ two kinds of link-smearings, HYP1 and HYP2, and their results are combined in taking the continuum limit. For the matching between the lattice and the continuum theory, one-loop perturbative $O(a)$ improvements are made to reduce discretization errors. As the most important quantity of this work, we obtain SU(3) breaking ratio $\\xi=1.208(60)$, where the error includes statistical and systematic one. We also find other neutral $B$ meson mixing quantities $f_B\\sqrt{\\hat{B}_B}=2...

  11. The contribution of multi-channel pion-pion scattering to the final states of Upsilon-meson family decays

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    Surovtsev, Yu .S.; Bydžovský, Petr; Gutsche, T.; Kaminski, R.; Lyubovitskij, V. E.; Nagy, M.

    Vol. 81. Les Ulis : EDP Sciences, 2014, 05028. ISSN 2100-014X. [13th International Workshop on Production, Properties and Interaction of Mesons (MESON 2014). Krakow (PL), 29.05.2014-03.06.2014] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LG14004; GA ČR(CZ) GAP203/12/2126 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : scattering * pion-pion * multi-channel Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics

  12. Search for radiative B meson decays

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    The Crystal Ball detector at the ε+ε- storage ring DORIS-II has been used to search for radiative B meson decays, especially of the type b→sγ. No mono-energetic γ-lines have been found in the inclusive photon spectrum from Υ(4S) decays, and upper limits are obtained for radiative decays of B mesons to various strange mesons and to the D*. Integrating the photon spectrum over the corresponding energy range, we find BR(B→γX)-3 at 90% confidence level for the mass range 892 MeV≤MX≤2045 MeV. (orig.)

  13. Measurement of the B0-meson lifetime

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    We report a measurement of the lifetime of the B0 meson based upon 29-GeV e+e- annihilation data taken with the Mark II detector at the SLAC storage ring PEP. The B0 mesons are tagged by their decays into D*-e+ν and D*-μ+ν, where the D*- is tagged by its decay into π-bar D0. We reconstruct the decay vertices of 15 B0-meson candidates and measure the B0 lifetime to be 1.20+0.52-0.36+0.160.14 psec

  14. Bottom-strange mesons in hyperonic matter

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    Pathak, Divakar; Mishra, Amruta

    2014-01-01

    The in-medium behavior of bottom-strange pseudoscalar mesons in hot, isospin asymmetric and dense hadronic environment is studied using a chiral effective model. The same was recently generalized to the heavy quark sector and employed to study the behavior of open-charm and open-bottom mesons. The heavy quark (anti-quark) is treated as frozen and all medium modifications of these bottom-strange mesons are due to their strange anti-quark (quark) content. We observe a pronounced dependence of t...

  15. Publications of Los Alamos research 1988

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    This bibliography lists unclassified publications of work done at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1988. The entries, which are subdivided by broad subject categories, are cross-referenced with an author index and a numeric index

  16. Publications of Los Alamos research 1988

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    Varjabedian, K.; Dussart, S.A.; McClary, W.J.; Rich, J.A. (comps.)

    1989-12-01

    This bibliography lists unclassified publications of work done at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1988. The entries, which are subdivided by broad subject categories, are cross-referenced with an author index and a numeric index.

  17. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1994

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    1996-07-01

    This report describes environmental monitoring activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1994. Data were collected to assess external penetrating radiation, airborne emissions, liquid effluents, radioactivity of environmental materials and food stuffs, and environmental compliance.

  18. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1994

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    This report describes environmental monitoring activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1994. Data were collected to assess external penetrating radiation, airborne emissions, liquid effluents, radioactivity of environmental materials and food stuffs, and environmental compliance

  19. Weak decays of the Bc meson to Bs and B mesons in the relativistic quark model

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    Semileptonic and non-leptonic decays of the Bc meson to Bs and B mesons, caused by the c→s,d quark transitions, are studied in the framework of the relativistic quark model. The heavy quark expansion in inverse powers of the active c and spectator anti b quark is used to simplify calculations while the final s and d quarks in the Bs and B mesons are treated relativistically. The decay form factors are explicitly expressed through the overlap integrals of the meson wave functions in the whole accessible kinematical range. The obtained results are compared with the predictions of other approaches. (orig.)

  20. Tetraquarks in the 1/N expansion and meson-meson resonances

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    Maiani, L; Riquer, V.

    2016-01-01

    Diquarks are found to have the right degrees of freedom to describe the tetraquark poles in hidden-charm to open-charm meson-meson amplitudes. Compact tetraquarks result as intermediate states in non-planar diagrams of the 1/N expansion and the corresponding resonances are narrower than what estimated before. The proximity of tetraquarks to meson-thresholds has an apparent role in this analysis and, in the language of meson molecules, an halving rule in the counting of states is obtained.

  1. Edward Teller Returns to LOS Alamos

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    Hecker, Siegfried S.

    2010-01-01

    I was asked to share some reflections of Edward Teller's return to Los Alamos during my directorship. I met Teller late in his life. My comments focus on that time and they will be mostly in the form of stories of my interactions and those of my colleagues with Teller. Although the focus of this symposium is on Teller's contributions to science, at Los Alamos it was never possible to separate Teller's science from policy and controversy ...

  2. Materials accounting at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    This presentation gives an overview of the accounting system used at the Los Alamos National Laboratory by the Los Alamos Nuclear Material Accounting and Safeguards System (MASS). This system processes accounting data in real time for bulk materials, discrete items, and materials undergoing dynamic processing. The following topics are covered in this chapter: definitions; nuclear material storage; nuclear material storage; computer system; measurement control program; inventory differences; and current programs and future plans

  3. Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics Division annual report, January 1--December 31, 1976

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    This annual report of the Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics Division describes the scientific research and other work carried out within the Division during the calendar year 1976. The Division is concerned with work in experimental and theoretical physics, with computer science and applied mathematics, and with the operation of a computer center. The major physics research activity is in high-energy physics; a vigorous program is maintained in this pioneering field. The high-energy physics research program in the Division now focuses on experiments with e+e- colliding beams using advanced techniques and developments initiated and perfected at the Laboratory. The Division continues its work in medium energy physics, with experimental work carried out at the Bevatron and at the Los Alamos Pi-Meson Facility. Work in computer science and applied mathematics includes construction of data bases, computer graphics, computational physics and data analysis, mathematical modeling, and mathematical analysis of differential and integral equations resulting from physical problems. The computer center serves the Laboratory by constantly upgrading its facility and by providing day-to-day service. This report is descriptive in nature; references to detailed publications are given

  4. Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics Division annual report, January 1--December 31, 1976

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    Lepore, J.V. (ed.)

    1977-01-01

    This annual report of the Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics Division describes the scientific research and other work carried out within the Division during the calendar year 1976. The Division is concerned with work in experimental and theoretical physics, with computer science and applied mathematics, and with the operation of a computer center. The major physics research activity is in high-energy physics; a vigorous program is maintained in this pioneering field. The high-energy physics research program in the Division now focuses on experiments with e/sup +/e/sup -/ colliding beams using advanced techniques and developments initiated and perfected at the Laboratory. The Division continues its work in medium energy physics, with experimental work carried out at the Bevatron and at the Los Alamos Pi-Meson Facility. Work in computer science and applied mathematics includes construction of data bases, computer graphics, computational physics and data analysis, mathematical modeling, and mathematical analysis of differential and integral equations resulting from physical problems. The computer center serves the Laboratory by constantly upgrading its facility and by providing day-to-day service. This report is descriptive in nature; references to detailed publications are given. (RWR)

  5. Modified meson-nucleus optical potentials

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    Wilkin, C

    1973-01-01

    The author argues that the energy dependence of the meson-nucleus optical potential should be treated in a more dynamical fashion. When this is done, some of the difficulties found in phenomenological applications are eliminated. (13 refs).

  6. (→ + - 0) meson photoproduction on proton

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    Swapan Das

    2010-10-01

    The cross-section for the + - 0 invariant mass distribution in the $ p$ reaction in the GeV region is calculated. This reaction is assumed to proceed through the formation of the -meson in the intermediate state, because the production cross-section for this meson in the reaction in the GeV region is significant and it has a large branching ratio (88.8%) in the + − 0 channel. The cross-sections for this reaction are calculated using the energy-dependent reaction amplitude, → (0), extracted from the latest -meson photoproduction data. We use established procedure to calculate other factors, like width and propagator of the -meson, so that our calculation can provide reliable cross-section. The calculated results reproduce the measured + - 0 invariant mass distribution spectra in the reaction.

  7. Kaons in flavor tagged B meson decays

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    Using the ARGUS detector at the e+e- storage ring DORIS II, measurements of multiplicities of pseudoscalar kaons, of K*(892) and of φ(1020) in B meson decays have been performed through studies of angular and charge correlations between the above particles and high momentum leptons produced in semileptonic B decays. The method has made it possible to measure the multiplicities separately for B-mesons and anti-B-mesons. The excess of like charge lepton-kaon pairs over opposite charge pairs in semileptonic decays was used for estimating the ratio of charmed decays over all decays, and thus also the fraction of charmless decays. A search for an excess of fast neutral kaons from rare B decays was also made. All the results obtained support the assumption that almost all B mesons decay through b → c transitions into charmed hadrons. (66 refs.)

  8. Photo and electroproduction of heavy mesons

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    This report reviews first the η0 photoproduction then the photoproduction vector mesons and presents some results. Finally, some notes on the experimental devices which should have to be developed to undertake this study are given

  9. Soft and Hard Scale QCD Dynamics in Mesons

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    Using a ladder-rainbow kernel previously established for light quark hadron physics, we explore the extension to masses and electroweak decay constants of ground state pseudoscalar and vector quarkonia and heavy-light mesons in the c- and b-quark regions. We make a systematic study of the effectiveness of a constituent mass concept as a replacement for a heavy quark dressed propagator for such states. The difference between vector and axial vector current correlators is explored within the same model to provide an estimate of the four quark chiral condensate and the leading distance scale for the onset of non-perturbative phenomena in QCD.

  10. Radiative decay modes of the D0 meson

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    In this paper we describe a search for four radiative decay modes of the D0 meson: D0→φγ, D0→ωγ, D0→ bar K*γ, and D0→ρ0γ. We obtain 90% C.L. upper limits on the branching ratios of these modes of 1.9x10-4, 2.4x10-4, 7.6x10-4, and 2.4x10-4, respectively. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society

  11. Los Alamos Critical Experiments Facility

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    The Critical Experiments Facility of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been in existence for 45 years. In that period of time, thousands of measurements have been made on assemblies containing every fissionable material in various configurations that included bare metal and compounds of the nitrate, sulfate, fluoride, carbide, and oxide. Techniques developed or applied include Rossi-α, source-jerk, rod oscillator, and replacement measurements. Many of the original measurements of delay neutrons were performed at the site, and a replica of the Hiroshima weapon was operated at steady state to assist in evaluating the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of neutrons. Solid, liquid, and gas fissioning systems were run at critical. Operation of this original critical facility has demonstrated the margin of safety that can be obtained through remote operation. Eight accidental excursions have occurred on the site, ranging from 1.5 x 1016 to 1.2 x 1017 fissions, with no significant exposure to personnel or damage to the facility beyond the machines themselves -- and in only one case was the machine damaged beyond further use. The present status of the facility, operating procedures, and complement of machines will be described in the context of programmatic activity. New programs will focus on training, validation of criticality alarm systems, experimental safety assessment of process applications, and dosimetry. Special emphasis will be placed on the incorporation of experience from 45 years of operation into present procedures and programs. 3 refs

  12. ICF research at Los Alamos

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    It is apparent that short wavelength lasers (<500 nm) provide efficient coupling of laser energy into ICF target compression. KrF lasers (248 nm) operate at near-optimum wavelength and provide other potential benefits to ICF target coupling (e.g., bandwidth) and applications (high wallplug efficiency and relatively low cost). However, no driver technology has yet been shown to meet all of the requirements for a high-gain ICF capability at a currently acceptable cost, and there are still significant uncertainties in the driver-target coupling and capsule hydrodynamics that must be addressed. The Los Alamos research program is designed to assess the potential of KrF lasers for ICF and to determine the feasibility of achieving high gain in the laboratory with a KrF laser driver. Major efforts in KrF laser development and technology, target fabrication and materials development, and laser-matter interaction and hydrodynamics research are discussed. 27 refs., 10 figs

  13. Development of the Los Alamos solid-state optical refrigerator

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    Laser-induced cooling of a solid by net anti-Stokes fluorescence, first experimentally demonstrated in 1995, can be the basis of a new type of cryocooler, an optical refrigerator. This article describes the physics and design issues of a practical optical refrigerator for operation at 77 K. In particular, the Los Alamos Solid-State Optical Refrigerator (LASSOR) which we are developing would have an operating efficiency comparable to commercial small cryocoolers, be completely vibration-free and operate for years without maintenance

  14. Gamma-ray isotopic analysis development at Los Alamos

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    This report describes the development history and characteristics of software developed in the Safeguards Science and Technology group at Los Alamos for gamma-ray isotopic analysis. This software analyzes the gamma-ray spectrum from measurements performed on actinide samples (principally plutonium and uranium) of arbitrary size, geometry, and physical and chemical composition. The results are obtained without calibration using only fundamental tabulated nuclear constants. Characteristics of the current software versions are discussed in some detail and many examples of implemented measurement systems are shown

  15. Los Alamos Science, Number 25 -- 1997: Celebrating the neutrino

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    Cooper, N.G. [ed.

    1997-12-31

    This issue is devoted to the neutrino and its remaining mysteries. It is divided into the following areas: (1) The Reines-Cowan experiment -- detecting the poltergeist; (2) The oscillating neutrino -- an introduction to neutrino masses and mixing; (3) A brief history of neutrino experiments at LAMPF; (4) A thousand eyes -- the story of LSND (Los Alamos neutrino oscillation experiment); (5) The evidence for oscillations; (6) The nature of neutrinos in muon decay and physics beyond the Standard Model; (7) Exorcising ghosts -- in pursuit of the missing solar neutrinos; (8) MSW -- a possible solution to the solar neutrino problem; (8) Neutrinos and supernovae; and (9) Dark matter and massive neutrinos.

  16. Waste minimization in the Los Alamos Medical Radioisotope Program

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    Since the mid-1970s the Los Alamos Medical Radioisotope Program has been irradiating target materials to produce and recover radioisotopes for applications in medicine, environmental science, biology, physics, materials research, and other disciplines where radiotracers find utility. By necessity, the chemical processing of targets and the isolation of radioisotopes generates radioactive waste materials. Recent years have brought pressure to discontinue the use of hazardous materials and to minimize radioactive waste volumes. Substantial waste reduction measures have been introduced at the irradiation facility, in processing approaches, and even in the ways the product isotopes are supplied to users

  17. Los Alamos Science, Number 25 -- 1997: Celebrating the neutrino

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    This issue is devoted to the neutrino and its remaining mysteries. It is divided into the following areas: (1) The Reines-Cowan experiment -- detecting the poltergeist; (2) The oscillating neutrino -- an introduction to neutrino masses and mixing; (3) A brief history of neutrino experiments at LAMPF; (4) A thousand eyes -- the story of LSND (Los Alamos neutrino oscillation experiment); (5) The evidence for oscillations; (6) The nature of neutrinos in muon decay and physics beyond the Standard Model; (7) Exorcising ghosts -- in pursuit of the missing solar neutrinos; (8) MSW -- a possible solution to the solar neutrino problem; (8) Neutrinos and supernovae; and (9) Dark matter and massive neutrinos

  18. Quasinormal modes and meson decay rates

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    Hoyos, C. [Department of Physics, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP (United Kingdom); Landsteiner, K.; Montero, S. [Instituto de Fisica Teorica, C-XVI Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2007-05-15

    We model meson melting in a hot plasma by the quasinormal modes of D7-brane fluctuations of embeddings that fall into the horizon of a black hole in Ads{sub 5} x S{sup 5} geometry. The inverse of the imaginary part of the quasinormal frequency gives the lifetime of the meson in the plasma. We briefly comment on the possible application of our model to quarkonium suppression. (Abstract Copyright [2007], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  19. Quasinormal modes and meson decay rates

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    We model meson melting in a hot plasma by the quasinormal modes of D7-brane fluctuations of embeddings that fall into the horizon of a black hole in Ads5 x S5 geometry. The inverse of the imaginary part of the quasinormal frequency gives the lifetime of the meson in the plasma. We briefly comment on the possible application of our model to quarkonium suppression. (Abstract Copyright [2007], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  20. Meson condensation in dense matter revisited

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    Yabu, H; Kubodera, K; Yabu, Hiroyuki

    1994-01-01

    The results for meson condensation in the literature vary markedly depending on whether one uses chiral perturbation theory or the current-algebra-plus-PCAC approach. To elucidate the origin of this discrepancy, we re-examine the role of the sigma-term in meson condensation. We find that the resolution of the existing discrepancy requires a knowledge of terms in the Lagrangian that are higher order in density than hitherto considered.

  1. Rare meson decays into very light neutralinos

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    O'Leary, Ben

    2009-01-01

    Results are presented for the two-body decays of mesons into light neutralinos and from the first complete calculation of the loop-induced decays of kaons to pions plus light neutralinos and of B mesons to kaons plus light neutralinos. The branching ratios are shown to be strongly suppressed within the MSSM with minimal flavor violation, and no bounds on the neutralino mass can be inferred from experimental data, i.e. a massless neutralino is allowed.

  2. A light exotic qantiqg hermaphrodite meson

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    It is suggested that qantiqg mesons may exist as low as 1Gev in mass. The exotic Jsup(PC)=1-+ multiplet will have distinctive decay modes and perhaps be relatively stable. The bag model spectrum of the lowest lying qantiqg multiplet including hyperfine splittings is computed analogously to Jaffe's (Phys. Lett.; 60B:201 (1976)) qantiqqantiq bag model multiplets. Relevance to light meson phenomenology is discussed. (author)

  3. Oscillations of neutral B mesons systems

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    Boucrot, J.

    1999-01-01

    The oscillation phenomenon in the neutral B mesons systems is now well established. The motivations and principles of the measurements are given; then the most recent results from the LEP experiments, the CDF collaboration at Fermilab and the SLD collaboration at SLAC are reviewed. The present world average of the $\\bd$ meson oscillation frequency is $\\dmd = 0.471 \\pm 0.016 \\ps$ and the lower limit on the $\\bs$ oscillation frequency is $\\dms > 12.4 \\ps at 95% CL$.

  4. Meson and baryon spectroscopy on the lattice

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    David Richards

    2010-12-01

    Recent progress at understanding the excited state spectrum of mesons and baryons is described. I begin by outlining the application of the variational method to compute the spectrum, and the program of anisotropic clover lattice generation designed for hadron spectroscopy. I present results for the excited meson spectrum, with continuum quantum numbers of the states clearly delineated. I conclude with recent results for the low lying baryon spectrum, and the prospects for future calculations.

  5. The interactions of heavy mesons with nuclei

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    Data obtained from interactions of heavy mesons with nuclei is reviewed. Nucleon-nucleon reactions followed by p + d (or d+p) reactions and nucleon-nucleus reactions are described. A meson decay experiment is discussed. The fundamental importance of S11 (1535) in η-nucleon is stressed. The propagation of resonances through nuclear matter is considered. Improvements in this research field require the developement of a new accelerator generation

  6. Bs mesons: semileptonic and nonleptonic decays

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In this contribution we compute some nonleptonic and semileptonic decay widths of Bs mesons, working in the context of constituent quark models [1, 2]. For the case of semileptonic decays we consider reactions leading to kaons or different Jπ Ds mesons. The study of nonleptonic decays has been done in the factorisation approximation and includes the final states enclosed in Table 2.

  7. Beautiful mesons from QCD spectral sum rules

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    Narison, S. (OPM, Univ. Montpellier 2, 34 (France))

    1991-08-01

    We discuss the beautiful meson from the point of view of the QCD spectral sum rules (QSSR). The bottom quark mass and the mixed light quark-gluon condensates are determined quite accurately. The decay constant f{sub B} is estimated and we present some arguments supporting this result. The decay constants and the masses of the other members of the beautiful meson family are predicted. (orig.).

  8. Light $O^{++}$ Mesons: Scalargators in Florida

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    Pennington, M. R.

    2010-01-01

    Light scalar mesons abound in hadron processes, like the alligators in the Florida Everglades. Moreover, scalars are intimately tied to the vacuum structure of QCD. They are the product of many decays. Consequently, a rich source of recent information about them has come from experiments producing heavy flavour mesons. Indeed, scalars will continue to dominate many of the processes to be studied at forthcoming facilities like BESIII in Beijing, FAIR at GSI Darmstadt and the GlueX experiment a...

  9. Meson Condensation in Dense Matter Revisited

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    Yabu, Hiroyuki; Myhrer, F.; Kubodera, K.

    1994-01-01

    The results for meson condensation in the literature vary markedly depending on whether one uses chiral perturbation theory or the current-algebra-plus-PCAC approach. To elucidate the origin of this discrepancy, we re-examine the role of the sigma-term in meson condensation. We find that the resolution of the existing discrepancy requires a knowledge of terms in the Lagrangian that are higher order in density than hitherto considered.

  10. A search for {phi} meson nucleus bound state using antiproton annihilation on nucleus

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    Ohnishi, H., E-mail: h-ohnishi@riken.jp [RIKEN, RIKEN Nishina Center (Japan); Buehler, P.; Cargnelli, M. [Stefan-Meyer-Institut fNur subatomare Physik (Austria); Curceanu, C.; Guaraldo, C. [Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati dellf INFN (Italy); Hartmann, O. [Stefan-Meyer-Institut fNur subatomare Physik (Austria); Hicks, K. [Ohio University, Department of Physics and Astronomy (United States); Iwasaki, M. [RIKEN, RIKEN Nishina Center (Japan); Ishiwatari, T. [Stefan-Meyer-Institut fNur subatomare Physik (Austria); Kienle, P. [Technische Universiat Munchen (Germany); Marton, J. [Stefan-Meyer-Institut fuer subatomare Physik (Austria); Muto, R.; Naruki, M. [KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization) (Japan); Niiyama, M. [Kyoto University, Department of Physics (Japan); Noumi, H. [Osaka University, Research Center for Nuclear Physics (Japan); Okada, S.; Vidal, A. Romero [Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati dellf INFN (Italy); Sakaguchi, A. [Osaka University, Department of Physics (Japan); Sakuma, F. [RIKEN, RIKEN Nishina Center (Japan); Sawada, S. [KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization) (Japan); and others

    2012-12-15

    The mass shift of the vector mesons in nuclei is known to be a powerful tool for investigating the mechanism of generating hadron mass from the QCD vacuum. The mechanism is known to be the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry. In 2007, KEK-PS E325 experiment reported about 3.4 % mass reduction of the {phi} meson in medium-heavy nuclei (Cu). This result is possibly one of the indications of the partial restoration of chiral symmetry in nuclei, however, unfortunately it is hard to make strong conclusions from the data. One of the ways to conclude the strength of the {phi} meson mass shift in nuclei will be by trying to produce only slowly moving {phi} mesons where the maximum nuclear matter effect can be probed. The observed mass reduction of the {phi} meson in the nucleus can be translated as the existence of an attractive force between {phi} meson and nucleus. Thus, one of the extreme conditions that can be achieved in the laboratory is indeed the formation of a {phi}-nucleus bound state, where the {phi} meson is 'trapped' in the nucleus. The purpose of the experiment is to search for a {phi}-nucleus bound state and measure the binding energy of the system. We will demonstrate that a completely background-free missing-mass spectrum can be obtained efficiently by (p-bar, {phi}) spectroscopy together with K{sup + }{Lambda} tagging, using the primary reaction channel p-bar p {yields} {phi} {phi}. This paper gives an overview of the physics motivation and the detector concept, and explains the direction of the initial research and development effort.

  11. A search for ϕ meson nucleus bound state using antiproton annihilation on nucleus

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    Ohnishi, H.; Bühler, P.; Cargnelli, M.; Curceanu, C.; Guaraldo, C.; Hartmann, O.; Hicks, K.; Iwasaki, M.; Ishiwatari, T.; Kienle, P.; Marton, J.; Muto, R.; Naruki, M.; Niiyama, M.; Noumi, H.; Okada, S.; Vidal, A. Romero; Sakaguchi, A.; Sakuma, F.; Sawada, S.; Sirghi, D.; Sirghi, F.; Suzuki, K.; Tsukada, K.; Doce, O. Vazquez; Widmann, E.; Yokkaichi, S.; Zmeskal, J.

    The mass shift of the vector mesons in nuclei is known to be a powerful tool for investigating the mechanism of generating hadron mass from the QCD vacuum. The mechanism is known to be the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry. In 2007, KEK-PS E325 experiment reported about 3.4 % mass reduction of the ϕ meson in medium-heavy nuclei (Cu). This result is possibly one of the indications of the partial restoration of chiral symmetry in nuclei, however, unfortunately it is hard to make strong conclusions from the data. One of the ways to conclude the strength of the ϕ meson mass shift in nuclei will be by trying to produce only slowly moving ϕ mesons where the maximum nuclear matter effect can be probed. The observed mass reduction of the ϕ meson in the nucleus can be translated as the existence of an attractive force between ϕ meson and nucleus. Thus, one of the extreme conditions that can be achieved in the laboratory is indeed the formation of a ϕ-nucleus bound state, where the ϕ meson is "trapped" in the nucleus. The purpose of the experiment is to search for a ϕ-nucleus bound state and measure the binding energy of the system. We will demonstrate that a completely background-free missing-mass spectrum can be obtained efficiently by (bar{p}, φ) spectroscopy together with K + Λ tagging, using the primary reaction channel bar{p} p rightarrow φ φ. This paper gives an overview of the physics motivation and the detector concept, and explains the direction of the initial research and development effort.

  12. The continuum limit of the $D$ meson, $D_s$ meson and charmonium spectrum from $N_f=2+1+1$ twisted mass lattice QCD

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    Cichy, Krzysztof; Wagner, Marc

    2016-01-01

    We compute masses of $D$ meson, $D_s$ meson and charmonium states using $N_f=2+1+1$ Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD. All results are extrapolated to physical light quark masses, physical strange and charm quark masses and to the continuum. Our analysis includes states with spin $J = 0,1,2$, parity $\\mathcal{P} = -,+$ and in case of charmonium also charge conjugation $\\mathcal{C} = -,+$. Computations are based on a large set of quark-antiquark meson creation operators. We investigate and quantify all sources of systematic errors, including fitting range uncertainties, finite volume effects, isospin breaking effects and the choice of the fitting ansatz for the combined chiral and continuum extrapolation such that the resulting meson masses can be compared directly and in a meaningful way to experimental results. Within combined statistical and systematic errors, which are between below two per mille and three percent, our results agree with available experimental results for most of the states. In the few cases...

  13. In-medium (K)over-bar- and eta-Meson Interactions and Bound States

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    Gal, A.; Friedman, E.; Barnea, N.; Cieplý, Aleš; Mareš, Jiří; Gazda, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 45, č. 3 (2014), s. 673-687. ISSN 0587-4254 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP203/12/2126 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : meson-baryon * subthreshold energies * n amplitudes Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics Impact factor: 0.850, year: 2014

  14. Calculating the two-pion decay and mixing of neutral K mesons

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    Christ, Norman H

    2013-01-01

    The recent calculation of the complex isospin-two decay amplitude A_2 with physical kinematics is presented together with exploratory calculations of the isospin-zero decay amplitude A_0. Prospects for accurate calculation of A_0 as well as the mass difference between the K_L and K_S mesons are discussed.

  15. Exotic mesons in quenched lattice QCD

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    Bernard, C W; DeTar, C E; Gottlieb, S; Heller, U M; Hetrick, J E; McNeile, C; Rummukainen, K; Sugar, B; Toussaint, D; Wingate, M; Bernard, Claude; Grand, Thomas A. De; Tar, Carleton De; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, Urs M.; Hetrick, James E.; Neile, Craig Mc; Rummukainen, Kari; Sugar, Bob; Toussaint, Doug; Wingate, Matthew

    1997-01-01

    Since gluons in QCD are interacting fundamental constituents just as quarks are, we expect that in addition to mesons made from a quark and an antiquark, there should also be glueballs and hybrids (bound states of quarks, antiquarks and gluons). In general, these states would mix strongly with the conventional q-bar-q mesons. However, they can also have exotic quantum numbers inaccessible to q-bar-q mesons. Confirmation of such states would give information on the role of "dynamical" color in low energy QCD. In the quenched approximation we present a lattice calculation of the masses of mesons with exotic quantum numbers. These hybrid mesons can mix with four quark (q-bar-q-bar-q-q) states. The quenched approximation partially suppresses this mixing. Nonetheless, our hybrid interpolating fields also couple to four quark states. Using a four quark source operator, we demonstrate this mixing for the 1-+ meson. Using the conventional Wilson quark action, we calculate both at reasonably light quark masses, intend...

  16. Omega meson production in proton-proton collisions

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    The TOF spectrometer is an external experiment fed by the proton accelerator COSY, which is located at the Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany. While this detector does not utilize a magnetic field for particle identification, it, however, stands out for its high acceptance (approx. 2π in the laboratory frame) and versatility. TOF measures the velocity-vectors of all charged particles, which then are used to completely reconstruct the event pattern. Due to the modular design of the TOF detector, its components can be assembled to ideally match different experimental requirements. This makes it a multipurpose device, which has shown results for many hadronic channels, starting from the pion threshold up to excess energies as high as 1GeV. One of the experimental programs is dedicated to the ω meson production. In proton-proton interactions, this channel has remained largely unstudied until the late 1990s. Then, first experimental data in the direct vicinity of the threshold and at an excess energy of ε=320 MeV became available. We have published data on ω production for two (intermediate) excess energies of ε=93 MeV and ε=173 MeV. In parallel, a considerable interest on the part of theory arose, since the reaction dynamics of ω-meson production in nucleon-nucleon collisions has an impact on many fields of modern physics. For example, there is an ongoing discussion whether 'missing resonances' may (help to) explain the phenomena observed in dense matter. These resonances would couple to the pω, but not to the pπ channel. Although predicted by many authors, until now no pω resonance was found experimentally; the strangeness content of the nucleon is still an open question. One possible key to an answer is the ratio of the total cross sections of ω to φ - mesons, which experimentally is about a factor of seven larger than simple SU predictions (often referred to as 'violation of the OZI-rule'). However, this comparison is only valid assuming similar

  17. Extracting the $\\eta^\\prime$ meson mass from gluonic correlators in lattice QCD

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    Fukaya, H; Hashimoto, S; Kaneko, T

    2015-01-01

    Calculation of the eta-prime meson mass is a notoriously difficult problem, as it requires evaluation of the disconnected diagram which is costly and noisy. In this work, we use a gluonic operator to extract the eta-prime state after smearing the link variables through the Wilson flow. With this choice, one can avoid a large cancellation of pion contribution between the connected and disconnected diagrams. We obtain the eta-prime meson mass on lattices with three different lattice spacings and two physical volumes, which allow us to estimate its continuum and large volume limits.

  18. Spectroscopy of mesonic molecules with heavy-light flavour mesons

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    Rathaud, D P

    2016-01-01

    In this work, we have calculated the mass spectra and decay properties of dimesonic (meson-antimeson) bound state in the variational scheme. The intermesonic interaction considered as the Hellmann potential and One Pion Exchange potential. The mass spectra of the $D\\bar{D^{*}}$, $D\\bar{D_{s}^{*}}$, $D_{s}\\bar{D^{*}}$, $D_{s}\\bar{D_{s}^{*}}$, $D^{*}\\bar{D^{*}}$, $D_{s}^{*}\\bar{D_{s}^{*}}$, $D\\bar{B^{*}}$, $D\\bar{B_{s}^{*}}$, $D_{s}\\bar{B^{*}}$, $D_{s}\\bar{B_{s}^{*}}$, $B^{*}\\bar{D}$,$B^{*}\\bar{D_{s}}$, $B\\bar{B^{*}}$, $B_{s}\\bar{B^{*}}$, $B_{c}\\bar{B^{*}}$, $B^{*}\\bar{B^{*}}$, $B^{*}\\bar{B_{s}^{*}}$, $B_{s}^{*}\\bar{B_{s}^{*}}$ etc.. are calculated. The states X(3872), $X_{2c}(4013)$ ,$Z_{b}(10610)/X_{b}$ and $Z_{b}(10650)/X_{b2}$ are compared with $D\\bar{D^{*}}$, $D^{*}\\bar{D^{*}}$, $B\\bar{B^{*}}$ and $B^{*}\\bar{B^{*}}$ dimesonic bound states. To probe the molecular structure of the compared states, we have calculated the decay properties sensitive to their long and short distance structure of hadorinc molecul...

  19. Excited meson radiative transitions from lattice QCD using variationally optimized operators

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    Shultz, Christian J. [Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States); Dudek, Jozef J. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States); Edwards, Robert G. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)

    2015-06-02

    We explore the use of 'optimized' operators, designed to interpolate only a single meson eigenstate, in three-point correlation functions with a vector-current insertion. These operators are constructed as linear combinations in a large basis of meson interpolating fields using a variational analysis of matrices of two-point correlation functions. After performing such a determination at both zero and non-zero momentum, we compute three-point functions and are able to study radiative transition matrix elements featuring excited state mesons. The required two- and three-point correlation functions are efficiently computed using the distillation framework in which there is a factorization between quark propagation and operator construction, allowing for a large number of meson operators of definite momentum to be considered. We illustrate the method with a calculation using anisotopic lattices having three flavors of dynamical quark all tuned to the physical strange quark mass, considering form-factors and transitions of pseudoscalar and vector meson excitations. In conclusion, the dependence on photon virtuality for a number of form-factors and transitions is extracted and some discussion of excited-state phenomenology is presented.

  20. Experimental Status of Exotic Mesons and the GlueX Experiment

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    Daniel Carman

    2006-10-22

    One of the unanswered and most fundamental questions in physics regards the nature of the confinement mechanism of quarks and gluons in QCD. Exotic hybrid mesons manifest gluonic degrees of freedom and their spectroscopy will provide the data necessary to test assumptions in lattice QCD and the specific phenomenology leading to confinement. Within the past two decades a number of experiments have put forth tantalizing evidence for the existence of exotic hybrid mesons in the mass range below 2 GeV. This talk represents an overview of the available data and what has been learned. In looking toward the future, the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Laboratory represents a new initiative that will perform detailed spectroscopy of the light-quark meson spectrum. This experiment and its capabilities will be reviewed.

  1. Lattice calculation of 1-+ hybrid mesons with improved Kogut-Susskind fermions

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    We report on a lattice determination of the mass of the exotic 1-+ hybrid meson using an improved Kogut-Susskind action. Results from both quenched and dynamical quark simulations are presented. We also compare with earlier results using Wilson quarks at heavier quark masses. The results on lattices with three flavors of dynamical quarks show effects of sea quarks on the hybrid propagators which probably result from coupling to two meson states. We extrapolate the quenched results to the physical light quark mass to allow comparison with experimental candidates for the 1-+ hybrid meson. The lattice result remains somewhat heavier than the experimental result, although it may be consistent with the π1(1600)

  2. Lattice calculation of $1^{-+}$ hybrid mesons with improved Kogut-Susskind fermions

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    Bernard, C; DeTar, C E; Gottlieb, S; Gregory, E B; Heller, U M; Osborn, J; Sugar, R; Toussaint, D; Gottlieb, Steven

    2003-01-01

    We report on a lattice determination of the mass of the exotic $1^{-+}$ hybrid meson using an improved Kogut-Susskind action. Results from both quenched and dynamical quark simulations are presented. We also compare with earlier results using Wilson quarks at heavier quark masses. The results on lattices with three flavors of dynamical quarks show effects of sea quarks on the hybrid propagators which probably result from coupling to two meson states. We extrapolate the quenched results to the physical light quark mass to allow comparison with experimental candidates for the $1^{-+}$ hybrid meson. The lattice result remains somewhat heavier than the experimental result, although it may be consistent with the $\\pi_1(1600)$.

  3. Existence of the critical endpoint in the vector meson extended linear sigma model

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    Kovács, Peter; Wolf, György

    2016-01-01

    The chiral phase transition of the strongly interacting matter is investigated at nonzero temperature and baryon chemical potential mu_B within an extended (2+1) flavor Polyakov constituent quark-meson model which incorporates the effect of the vector and axial vector mesons. The effect of the fermionic vacuum and thermal fluctuations computed from the grand potential of the model is taken into account in the curvature masses of the scalar and pseudoscalar mesons. The parameters of the model are determined by comparing masses and tree-level decay widths with experimental values in a chi^2-minimization procedure which selects between various possible assignments of scalar nonet states to physical particles. We examine the restoration of the chiral symmetry by monitoring the temperature evolution of condensates and the chiral partners' masses and of the mixing angles for the pseudoscalar eta-eta' and the corresponding scalar complex. We calculate the pressure and various thermodynamical observables derived from...

  4. About neutral mesons and particle oscillations in the light of field-theoretical prescriptions of Weinberg

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    Slad, L M

    2016-01-01

    The postulated universality of the Weinberg's prescriptions on the diagonalization of the mass term of the Lagrangian without increasing the total number of entities leads to the following conclusions: the set of neutral $K$-mesons consists of two elements, $K_{S}^{0}$ and $K_{L}^{0}$; the states $K^{0}$ and $\\bar{K}^{0}$ do not exist as physical objects (in the form of particles or "particle mixtures"); the absence of the states $K^{0}$ and $\\bar{K}^{0}$ destroys grounds for introducing the notion of their oscillations. The conclusions concerning the neutral $K$-mesons are also applicable to the neutral $D$-, $B$- and $B_{s}$-mesons.A theoretical and experimental vulnerability of the neutrino oscillation concept is noted.

  5. Elements of beauty physics

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    The aim of this manuscript is to present a few theoretical aspects of the B-meson physics. In the first chapter we discuss the hypothesis of quark-hadron duality on which most studies are based. The second chapter is dedicated to the discussion of another hypothesis used in the studies of non-leptonic processes: the factorization assumption. This simplifying hypothesis enables the study of non-leptonic B-mesons decays into 2 other mesons. The last 2 chapters are dedicated to the problem that arises in the production of orbital momentum l=1 when B-mesons decay (B → D**): experimental data go the wrong way with experimental data given by any phenomenological theoretical model. We propose an attempt to solve this inconsistency through a QCD calculation on lattices. A complete feasibility study through a QCD computation on lattices will require a computer with parallel architecture optimized for QCD. (A.C.)

  6. Photoproduction and Decay of Light Mesons in CLAS

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    Amaryan, Moskov Jamalovich [Old Dominion University

    2013-08-01

    We present preliminary experimental results on photoproduction and decay of light mesons measured with CLAS setup at JLAB . This include Dalitz decay of pseudoscalar and vector mesons, radiative decay of pseudoscalar mesons as well hadronic decays of pseudoscalar and vector mesons. The collected high statistics in some of decay channels exceeds the world data by an order of magnitude and some other decay modes are observed for the first time. It is shown how the CLAS data will improve the world data on transition form factors of light mesons, Dalitz plot analyses, branching ratios of rare decay modes and other fundamental properties potentially accessible through the light meson decays.

  7. Hadron Physics at COSY

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    Gillman, A R; Kleber, V; Krewald, S; Morsch, H P; Rathmann, F; Sibirtsev, A A

    2003-01-01

    The workshop 'Hadron Physics at COSY' held from July 7th to July 10th 2003 in Bad Honnef brought together experimentalists and theoreticians from various fields of hadron physics to identify the key physics questions, which can be addressed with (un-) polarized proton and deuteron induced reactions at COSY. Topics discussed include charge symmetry breaking, elastic and inelastic nucleon-nucleon and nucleon-deuteron interactions, hadrons in the medium, mesonic bound states, meson and baryon resonances, and the hyperon-nucleon system. In addition prospects of the planned GSI facility were discussed. These Miniproceedings contain besides short summaries of the presentations the most relevant references for the field.

  8. Oscillazioni del mesone D^0

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    Schiraldi, Vito; Morello, Michael Joseph

    In fisica delle particelle, con il termine di "oscillazione" si indica la trasformazione di una particella neutra nella sua antiparticella e viceversa, fenomeno dovuto al fatto che gli autostati di flavor non sono autostati della matrice di massa. Il Modello Standard delle interazioni fondamentali predice che l'oscillazione del mesone D^0 avvenga su tempi molto maggiori di una vita media, e appaia perciò come un effetto piccolo, inferiore al percento, in contrasto con il caso dei mesoni B^0 e B^0_s che oscillano con molta maggiore rapidità. Sperimentalmente, l'oscillazione dei mesoni D^0 è rimasta inosservata fino a tempi recenti: la prima evidenza sperimentale dell'esistenza di un effetto di oscillazione è stata ottenuta soltanto nella primavera del 2007 dagli esperimenti BaBar (SLAC, USA) e Belle (KEKB, Japan). Nell'agosto 2007 anche l’esperimento CDF (Fermilab, USA) ha presentato una evidenza simile, basata sull'analisi di una parte del campione di dati disponibile. La tesi descrive gli aspetti speri...

  9. Quarkonium Contribution to Meson Molecules

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    Cincioglu, E; Ozpineci, A; Yilmazer, A U

    2016-01-01

    Starting from a molecular picture for the X(3872) resonance, this state and its J^{PC}=2++ HQSS partner [X2(4012)] are analyzed within a model which incorporates possible mixings with 2P charmonium states. Since it is reasonable to expect the bare chi_{c1}(2P) to be located above the D\\bar D* threshold, but relatively close to it, the presence of the charmonium state provides an effective attraction that will contribute to bind the X(3872), but it will not appear in the 2++ sector. Indeed in this latter sector, the chi_{c2}(2P) should provide an effective small repulsion, because it is placed well below the D*\\bar D* threshold. We show how the 1++ and 2++ bare charmonium poles are modified due to the D(*)\\bar D(*) loop effects, and the first one is moved to the complex plane. The meson loops produce, besides some shifts in the masses of the charmonia, a finite width for the 1++ dressed charmonium state. On the other hand, the X(3872) and X2(4012) start developing some charmonium content, which is estimated by...

  10. Radiative B Meson Decay as a Probe of Physics Beyond the Standard Model: Time-Dependent CP Violation in B0 --> KS pi0 gamma and the B --> phi K gamma Branching Fraction

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    Tuggle, Joseph Marion, IV; /Maryland U.

    2009-01-22

    The author presents measurements of radiative B meson decays to the final states K{sub s}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}{gamma} and K{phi}{gamma} based on data collected at the {Upsilon}(4S) resonance with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -} collider at SLAC. In a data sample of 467 million B{bar B} pairs, the time-dependent CP asymmetry in B{sup 0} {yields} K{sub s}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}{gamma} decays is measured in two regions of K{sub s}{sup 0}-{pi}{sup 0} invariant mass. In the K* region, 0.8 < m(K{sub s}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}) < 1.0 GeV/c{sup 2}, we find S{sub K*{gamma}} = -0.03 {+-} 0.29 {+-} 0.03 and C{sub K*{gamma}} = -0.14 {+-} 0.16 {+-} 0.03; in the range 1.1 < m(K{sub s}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}) < 1.8 GeV/c{sup 2}, they find S{sub K{sub s}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}{gamma}} = -0.78 {+-} 0.59 {+-} 0.09 and C{sub K{sub s}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}{gamma}} = -0.36 {+-} 0.33 {+-} 0.04. With a sample of 228 million B{bar B} pairs they measure the branching fraction {Beta}(B{sup +} {yields} K{sup +}{phi}{gamma}) = (3.5 {+-} 0.6 {+-} 0.4) x 10{sup -6} and set the limit {Beta}(B{sup 0} {yields} K{sup 0}{phi}{gamma}) < 2.7 x 10{sup -6} at 90% confidence level. The direct CP asymmetry in B{sup +} {yields} K{sup +}{phi}{gamma} is found to be A{sub CP} = (-26 {+-} 14 {+-} 5)%. In each case the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively.

  11. Charmed and strange pseudoscalar meson decay constants from HISQ simulations

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    Bazavov, A; Bouchard, C; DeTar, C; Du, D; El-Khadra, A X; Foley, J; Freeland, E D; Gamiz, E; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, U M; Kim, J; Komijani, J; Kronfeld, A S; Laiho, J; Levkova, L; Mackenzie, P B; Neil, E T; Simone, J N; Sugar, R L; Toussaint, D; Van de Water, R S; Zhou, R

    2013-01-01

    We update our determinations of $f_{D^+}$, $f_{D_s}$, $f_K$, and quark mass ratios from simulations with four flavors of HISQ dynamical quarks. The availability of ensembles with light quarks near their physical mass means that we can extract physical results with only small corrections for valence- and sea-quark mass mistunings instead of a chiral extrapolation. The adjusted valence-quark masses and lattice spacings may be determined from an ensemble-by-ensemble analysis, and the results for the quark mass ratios then extrapolated to the continuum limit. Our central values of the charmed meson decay constants, however, come from an alternative analysis, which uses staggered chiral perturbation theory for the heavy-light mesons, and allows us to incorporate data at unphysical quark masses where statistical errors are often smaller. A jackknife analysis propagated through all of these steps takes account of the correlations among all the quantities used in the analysis. Systematic errors from the finite spatia...

  12. Sound speed and oscillation frequencies for solar models evolved with Los Alamos ATOMIC opacities

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    Guzik, Joyce A; Walczak, P; Wood, S R; Mussack, K; Farag, E

    2016-01-01

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has calculated a new generation of radiative opacities (OPLIB data using the ATOMIC code) for elements with atomic number Z=1-30 with improved physics input, updated atomic data, and finer temperature grid to replace the Los Alamos LEDCOP opacities released in the year 2000. We calculate the evolution of standard solar models including these new opacities, and compare with models evolved using the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory OPAL (Iglesias and Rogers 1996) opacities. We use the solar abundance mixture of Asplund et al. (2009). The new Los Alamos ATOMIC opacities have steeper opacity derivatives than those of OPAL for temperatures and densities of the solar interior radiative zone. We compare the calculated nonadiabatic solar oscillation frequencies and solar interior sound speed to observed frequencies and helioseismic inferences. The calculated sound-speed profiles are similar for models evolved using either the updated Iben evolution code (see \\cite{Guzik2010}), or ...

  13. Comparative distribution of plutonium in contaminated ecosystems at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Los Alamos, New Mexico

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    The distribution of plutonium was compared in portions of forest ecosystems at Oak Ridge, TN, and Los Alamos, NM, which were contaminated by liquid effluents. Inventories of plutonium in soil at the two sites were generally similar, but a larger fraction of the plutonium was associated with biota at Los Alamos than at Oak Ridge. Most (99.7 to 99.9%) of the plutonium was present in the soil, and very little (0.1 to 0.3%) was in biotic components. Comparative differences in distributions within the two ecosystems appeared to be related to individual contamination histories and greater physical transport of plutonium in soil to biotic surfaces at Los Alamos

  14. Publications of Los Alamos Research, 1983

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    Sheridan, C.J.; McClary, W.J.; Rich, J.A.; Rodriguez, L.L. (comps.)

    1984-10-01

    This bibliography is a compilation of unclassified publications of work done at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1983. Papers published in 1982 are included regardless of when they were actually written. Publications received too late for inclusion in earlier compilations have also been listed. Declassification of previously classified reports is considered to constitute publication. All classified issuances are omitted - even those papers, themselves unclassified, which were published only as part of a classified document. If a paper was published more than once, all places of publication are included. The bibliography includes Los Alamos National Laboratory reports, papers released as non-Laboratory reports, journal articles, books, chapters of books, conference papers either published separately or as part of conference proceedings issued as books or reports, papers publishd in congressional hearings, theses, and US patents. Publications by Los Alamos authors that are not records of Laboratory-sponsored work are included when the Library becomes aware of them.

  15. Publications of Los Alamos Research 1982

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  16. Publications of Los Alamos research 1980

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    Salazar, C.A.; Willis, J.K. (comps.)

    1981-09-01

    This bibliography is a compilation of unclassified publications of work done at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1980. Papers published in 1980 are included regardless of when they were actually written. Publications received too late for inclusion in earlier compilations have also been listed. Declassification of previously classified reports is considered to constitute publication. All classified issuances are omitted-even those papers, themselves unclassified, which were published only as part of a classified document. If a paper was pubished more than once, all places of publication are included. The bibliography includes Los Alamos National Laboratory reports, papers released as non-laboratory reports, journal articles, books, chapters of books, conference papers published either separately or as part of conference proceedings issued as books or reports, papers published in congressional hearings, theses, and US patents. Publications by Los Alamos authors that are not records of Laboratory-sponsored work are included when the Library becomes aware of them.

  17. Water supply at Los Alamos during 1992

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    Purtymun, W.D.; McLin, S.G.; Stoker, A.K.; Maes, M.N.

    1995-09-01

    Municipal potable water supply during 1992 was 1,516 {times} 10{sup 6} gallons from wells in the Guaje and Pajarito well fields. About 13 {times} 10{sup 6} gallons were pumped from the Los Alamos Well Field and used in the construction of State Road 501 adjacent to the Field. The last year the Las Alamos Field was used for municipal supply was 1991. The nonpotable water supply used for steam plant support was about 0.12 {times} 10{sup 6} gallons from the spring gallery in Water Canyon. No nonpotable water was used for irrigation from Guaje and Los Alamos Reservoirs. Thus, the total water usage in 1992 was about 1,529 {times} 10{sup 6} gallons. Neither of the two new wells in the Otowi Well Field were operational in 1992.

  18. Publications of Los Alamos Research, 1983

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  19. New Generation of Los Alamos Opacity Tables

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    Colgan, James; Kilcrease, D. P.; Magee, N. H.; Sherrill, M. E.; Abdallah, J.; Hakel, P.; Fontes, C. J.; Guzik, J. A.; Mussack, K. A.

    2016-05-01

    We present a new generation of Los Alamos OPLIB opacity tables that have been computed using the ATOMIC code. Our tables have been calculated for all 30 elements from hydrogen through zinc and are publicly available through our website. In this poster we discuss the details of the calculations that underpin the new opacity tables. We also show several recent applications of the use of our opacity tables to solar modeling and other astrophysical applications. In particular, we demonstrate that use of the new opacities improves the agreement between solar models and helioseismology, but does not fully resolve the long-standing `solar abundance' problem. The Los Alamos National Laboratory is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC5206NA25396.

  20. Status of Monte Carlo at Los Alamos

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    At Los Alamos the early work of Fermi, von Neumann, and Ulam has been developed and supplemented by many followers, notably Cashwell and Everett, and the main product today is the continuous-energy, general-purpose, generalized-geometry, time-dependent, coupled neutron-photon transport code called MCNP. The Los Alamos Monte Carlo research and development effort is concentrated in Group X-6. MCNP treats an arbitrary three-dimensional configuration of arbitrary materials in geometric cells bounded by first- and second-degree surfaces and some fourth-degree surfaces (elliptical tori). Monte Carlo has evolved into perhaps the main method for radiation transport calculations at Los Alamos. MCNP is used in every technical division at the Laboratory by over 130 users about 600 times a month accounting for nearly 200 hours of CDC-7600 time

  1. Bottom-strange mesons in hyperonic matter

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    Pathak, Divakar

    2014-01-01

    The in-medium behavior of bottom-strange pseudoscalar mesons in hot, isospin asymmetric and dense hadronic environment is studied using a chiral effective model. The same was recently generalized to the heavy quark sector and employed to study the behavior of open-charm and open-bottom mesons. The heavy quark (anti-quark) is treated as frozen and all medium modifications of these bottom-strange mesons are due to their strange anti-quark (quark) content. We observe a pronounced dependence of their medium mass on baryonic density and strangeness content of the medium. Certain aspects of these in-medium interactions are similar to those observed for the strange-charmed mesons in a preceding investigation, such as the lifting of mass-degeneracy of $B_S^0$ and ${\\bar B}_S^0$ mesons in hyperonic matter, while the same is respected in vacuum as well as in nuclear matter. In general, however, there is a remarkable distinction between the two species, even though the formalism predicts a completely analogous in-medium...

  2. Rare meson decays into very light neutralinos

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    Dreiner, H K; Koschade, Daniel; Krämer, M; Langenfeld, Ulrich; O'Leary, Ben

    2009-01-01

    We investigate the bounds on the mass of the lightest neutralino from rare meson decays within the MSSM with and without minimal flavor violation. We present explicit formulae for the two-body decays of mesons into light neutralinos and perform the first complete calculation of the loop-induced decays of kaons to pions and light neutralinos and B mesons to kaons and light neutralinos. We find that the supersymmetric branching ratios are strongly suppressed within the MSSM with minimal flavor violation, and that no bounds on the neutralino mass can be inferred from experimental data, i.e. a massless neutralino is allowed. The branching ratios for kaon and B meson decays into light neutralinos may, however, be enhanced when one allows for non-minimal flavor violation. We find new constraints on the MSSM parameter space for such scenarios and discuss prospects for future kaon and B meson experiments. Finally, we comment on the search for light neutralinos in monojet signatures at the Tevatron and at the LHC.

  3. Rare meson decays into very light neutralinos

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    Dreiner, H.K.; Grab, S. [Bonn Univ. (Germany). Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics und Physikalisches Inst.; Koschade, D. [RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; London Univ. (United Kingdom). Centre for Reserach in String Theory; Kraemer, M.; O' Leary, B. [RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Langenfeld, U. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany)

    2009-05-15

    We investigate the bounds on the mass of the lightest neutralino from rare meson decays within the MSSM with and without minimal flavor violation. We present explicit formulae for the two-body decays of mesons into light neutralinos and perform the first complete calculation of the loop-induced decays of kaons to pions and light neutralinos and B mesons to kaons and light neutralinos. We find that the supersymmetric branching ratios are strongly suppressed within the MSSM with minimal flavor violation, and that no bounds on the neutralino mass can be inferred from experimental data, i.e. a massless neutralino is allowed. The branching ratios for kaon and B meson decays into light neutralinos may, however, be enhanced when one allows for non-minimal flavor violation. We find new constraints on the MSSM parameter space for such scenarios and discuss prospects for future kaon and B meson experiments. Finally, we comment on the search for light neutralinos in monojet signatures at the Tevatron and at the LHC. (orig.)

  4. Light Vector Mesons in the Nuclear Medium

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    Wood, M H; Weygand, D P; Djalali, C; Tur, C; Mosel, U; Mühlich, P; Adams, G; Amaryan, M J; Ambrozewicz, P; Anghinolfi, M; Asryan, G; Avakian, H; Bagdasaryan, H; Baillie, N; Ball, J P; Baltzell, N A; Barrow, S; Battaglieri, M; Bedlinskiy, I; Bektasoglu, M; Bellis, M; Benmouna, N; Berman, B L; Biselli, A S; Blaszczyk, L; Bouchigny, S; Boiarinov, S; Bradford, R; Branford, D; Briscoe, W J; Brooks, W K; Burkert, V D; Butuceanu, C; Calarco, J R; Careccia, S L; Carman, D S; Carnahan, B; Casey, L; Chen, S; Cheng, L; Cole, P L; Collins, P; Coltharp, P; Crabb, D; Crannell, H; Credé, V; Cummings, J P; Dashyan, N; De Vita, R; De Sanctis, E; Degtyarenko, P V; Denizli, H; Dennis, L; Deur, A; Dharmawardane, K V; Dickson, R; Dodge, G E; Doughty, D; Dugger, M; Dytman, S; Dzyubak, O P; Egiyan, H; Egiyan, K S; El Fassi, L; Elouadrhiri, L; Eugenio, P; Fedotov, G; Feldman, G; Feuerbach, R J; Fradi, A; Funsten, H; Garçon, M; Gavalian, G; Gilfoyle, G P; Giovanetti, K L; Girod, F X; Goetz, J T; Gordon, C I O; Gothe, R W; Griffioen, K A; Guidal, M; Guler, N; Guo, L; Gyurjyan, V; Hadjidakis, C; Hafidi, K; Hakobyan, H; Hakobyan, R S; Hanretty, C; Hardie, J; Hassall, N; Hersman, F W; Hicks, K; Hleiqawi, I; Holtrop, M; Hyde-Wright, C E; Ilieva, Y; Ireland, D G; Ishkhanov, B S; Isupov, E L; Ito, M M; Jenkins, D; Jo, H S; Johnstone, J R; Joo, K; Jüngst, H G; Kalantarians, N; Kellie, J D; Khandaker, M; Khetarpal, P; Kim, W; Klein, A; Klein, F J; Klimenko, A V; Kossov, M; Krahn, Z; Kramer, L H; Kubarovski, V; Kühn, J; Kuhn, S E; Kuleshov, S V; Lachniet, J; Laget, J M; Langheinrich, J; Lawrence, D; Ji, Li; Livingston, K; Lu, H Y; MacCormick, M; Markov, N; Mattione, P; McAleer, S; McKinnon, B; McNabb, J W C; Mecking, B A; Mehrabyan, S; Melone, J J; Mestayer, M D; Meyer, C A; Mibe, T; Mikhailov, K; Minehart, R; Mirazita, M; Miskimen, R; Mokeev, V; Moriya, K; Morrow, S A; Moteabbed, M; Müller, J; Munevar, E; Mutchler, G S; Nadel-Turonski, P; Niccolai, S; Niculescu, G; Niculescu, I; Niczyporuk, B B; Niroula, M R; Niyazov, R A; Nozar, M; Osipenko, M; Ostrovidov, A I; Park, K; Pasyuk, E; Paterson, C; Anefalos Pereira, S; Pierce, J; Pivnyuk, N; Pocanic, D; Pogorelko, O; Pozdniakov, S; Preedom, B M; Price, J W; Prok, Y; Protopopescu, D; Raue, B A; Riccardi, G; Ricco, G; Ripani, M; Ritchie, B G; Ronchetti, F; Rosner, G; Rossi, P; Sabati, F; Salamanca, J; Salgado, C; Santoro, J P; Sapunenko, V; Schumacher, R A; Serov, V S; Sharabyan, Yu G; Sharov, D; Shvedunov, N V; Smith, E S; Smith, L C; Sober, D I; Sokhan, D; Stavinsky, A; Stepanyan, S; Stepanyan, S S; Stokes, B E; Stoler, P; Strakovsky, I I; Strauch, S; Taiuti, M; Tedeschi, D J; Tkabladze, A; Tkachenko, S; Todor, L; Ungaro, M; Vineyard, M F; Vlassov, A V; Watts, D P; Weinstein, L B; Williams, M; Wolin, E; Yegneswaran, A; Zana, L; Zhang, B; Zhang, J; Zhao, B; Zhao, Z W

    2008-01-01

    The light vector mesons ($\\rho$, $\\omega$, and $\\phi$) were produced in deuterium, carbon, titanium, and iron targets in a search for possible in-medium modifications to the properties of the $\\rho$ meson at normal nuclear densities and zero temperature. The vector mesons were detected with the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) via their decays to $e^{+}e^{-}$. The rare leptonic decay was chosen to reduce final-state interactions. A combinatorial background was subtracted from the invariant mass spectra using a well-established event-mixing technique. The $\\rho$ meson mass spectrum was extracted after the $\\omega$ and $\\phi$ signals were removed in a nearly model-independent way. Comparisons were made between the $\\rho$ mass spectra from the heavy targets ($A > 2$) with the mass spectrum extracted from the deuterium target. With respect to the $\\rho$-meson mass, we obtain a small shift compatible with zero. Also, we measure widths consistent with standard nuclear many-body effects such as collisional...

  5. Rare meson decays into very light neutralinos

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    We investigate the bounds on the mass of the lightest neutralino from rare meson decays within the MSSM with and without minimal flavor violation. We present explicit formulae for the two-body decays of mesons into light neutralinos and perform the first complete calculation of the loop-induced decays of kaons to pions and light neutralinos and B mesons to kaons and light neutralinos. We find that the supersymmetric branching ratios are strongly suppressed within the MSSM with minimal flavor violation, and that no bounds on the neutralino mass can be inferred from experimental data, i.e. a massless neutralino is allowed. The branching ratios for kaon and B meson decays into light neutralinos may, however, be enhanced when one allows for non-minimal flavor violation. We find new constraints on the MSSM parameter space for such scenarios and discuss prospects for future kaon and B meson experiments. Finally, we comment on the search for light neutralinos in monojet signatures at the Tevatron and at the LHC. (orig.)

  6. PHYSICS

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    There have been three physics meetings since the last CMS week: “physics days” on March 27-29, the Physics/ Trigger week on April 23-27 and the most recent physics days on May 22-24. The main purpose of the March physics days was to finalize the list of “2007 analyses”, i.e. the few topics that the physics groups will concentrate on for the rest of this calendar year. The idea is to carry out a full physics exercise, with CMSSW, for select physics channels which test key features of the physics objects, or represent potential “day 1” physics topics that need to be addressed in advance. The list of these analyses was indeed completed and presented in the plenary meetings. As always, a significant amount of time was also spent in reviewing the status of the physics objects (reconstruction) as well as their usage in the High-Level Trigger (HLT). The major event of the past three months was the first “Physics/Trigger week” in Apri...

  7. Recollection of meson multiparticle production studies

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    More than fifty years have passed since the author started to study high energy physics theory in Tomonaga's group as a graduate student. At first the status of the meson multiparticle production theory before that time is summarized briefly mentioning the points of theories by (1) Lowis, Oppenheimer and Weuthusen (LOW), (2) Fukuda and Takeda, (3) Heisenberg, (4) Fermi and (5) Landau. Social background in Japan after the World War II is also realistically described. Landau's theory was very interesting as Koba suggested 'What Landau says will be necessarily proven to be true finally.' Then knowledge at that time from the cosmic ray is summarized i.e., the sharp angular distribution of the secondary particles, multiplicity, inelasticity and so on comparing them with the models of Fermi, Heisenberg, LOW and Landau. The nucleon to nuclei collision was studied based on Landau hydrodynamic model assuming the nuclei interact with the nucleus with the tube which the nucleon bores while penetrating a nucleus. Shock waves were solved to obtain energy and entropy distributions. The hydrodynamic model is then considered with the field theoretical view in mind. The limit of Landau model is discussed referring to the irreversible process by Kubo. The relation between elastic scattering and multiparticle production is discussed. Finally the quark cascade model including quark recombination is discussed. This model was invented to avoid the problem at the front part of the fluid which is not in local thermal equilibrium though needed to apply the hydrodynamic model. A new type of model was formulated for this part by using time dependent diffusion equation. (S. Funahashi)

  8. Static-light meson masses from twisted mass lattice QCD

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    We compute the static-light meson spectrum using two-flavor Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD. We have considered five different values for the light quark mass corresponding to 300 MeVPSS mesons. (orig.)

  9. Review of meson spectroscopy: quark states and glueballs

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    A group of three lectures on hadron spectroscopy are presented. Topics covered include: light L = 0 mesons, light L = 1 mesons, antiquark antiquark quark quark exotics, a catalogue of higher quark antiquark excitations, heavy quarkonium, and glueballs

  10. Auxiliary Field Meson Model at Finite Temperature and Density

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    Kouno, H; Kashiwa, K; Hamada, M; Tokudome, H; Matsuzaki, M; Yahiro, M

    2005-01-01

    Starting from many quark interactions, we construct a nonlinear sigma-omega model at finite temperature and density. The mesons are introduced as auxiliary fields. Effective quark-meson couplings are strongly related to effective meson masses, since they are derived simultaneously from the original many quark interactions. In this model, even if the effective omega-meson mass decreases due to the partial chiral restoration, the equation of state (EOS) of nuclear matter can become soft.

  11. Applied nuclear physics in support of SBSS

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    Strottman, D.

    1995-10-01

    Since the advent of the 800-MeV proton linear accelerator over 3 decades ago, the facilities on the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) mesa have pioneered many developments that provide unique capabilities within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex and in the world. New technologies based on the use of the world`s most intense, medium-energy linac, LAMPF, are being developed. They include destruction of long-lived components of nuclear waste, plutonium burning, energy production, production of tritium, and experiments for the science-based stockpile stewardship (SBSS) program. The design, assessment, and safety analysis of potential facilities involve the understanding of complex combinations of nuclear processes, which in turn establish new requirements on nuclear data that transcend the traditional needs of the fission and fusion reactor communities. Other areas of technology such as neutron and proton therapy applications are also placing new requirements on nuclear data. The proposed Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) now under discussion combined with the appropriate instrumentation will have unique features and capabilities of which there were previously only aspirations.

  12. Exclusive vector meson production at HERMES

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Exclusive electroproduction of vector mesons has been measured on hydrogen and deuterium targets at HERMES using the 27.6 GeV electron/positron beam of HERA. From this process, more information can be obtained about generalized parton distributions (GPDs, which provide a unified description of the structure of hadrons embedding longitudinal-momentum distributions (ordinary PDFs and transverse-position information (form factors. The study of the azimuthal distribution of the decay products via spin-density matrix elements provide constraints on helicity-amplitudes used to describe exclusive vector-meson production. Recent results from the HERMES experiment on the production of rho, omega and phi mesons will be presented.

  13. Exclusive vector meson production at HERMES

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    Movsisyan, Aram

    2014-06-01

    Exclusive electroproduction of vector mesons has been measured on hydrogen and deuterium targets at HERMES using the 27.6 GeV electron/positron beam of HERA. From this process, more information can be obtained about generalized parton distributions (GPDs), which provide a unified description of the structure of hadrons embedding longitudinal-momentum distributions (ordinary PDFs) and transverse-position information (form factors). The study of the azimuthal distribution of the decay products via spin-density matrix elements provide constraints on helicity-amplitudes used to describe exclusive vector-meson production. Recent results from the HERMES experiment on the production of rho, omega and phi mesons will be presented.

  14. Massive mesons in Weyl-Dirac theory

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    Mirabotalebi, S.; Ahmadi, F.; Salehi, H.

    2008-01-01

    In order to study the mass generation of the vector fields in the framework of a conformal invariant gravitational model, the Weyl-Dirac theory is considered. The mass of the Weyl’s meson fields plays a principal role in this theory, it connects basically the conformal and gauge symmetries. We estimate this mass by using the large-scale characteristics of the observed universe. To do this we firstly specify a preferred conformal frame as a cosmological frame, then in this frame, we introduce an exact possible solution of the theory. We also study the dynamical effect of the massive vector meson fields on the trajectories of an elementary particle. We show that a local change of the cosmological frame leads to a Hamilton-Jacobi equation describing a particle with an adjustable mass. The dynamical effect of the massive vector meson field presents itself in the form of a correction term for the mass of the particle.

  15. Magnetic properties of ground-state mesons

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    Simonis, Vytautas

    2016-01-01

    Starting with the bag model a method for the study of the magnetic properties (magnetic moments, magnetic dipole transition widths) of ground-state mesons is developed. We calculate the M1 transition moments and use them subsequently to estimate the corresponding decay widths. These are compared with experimental data, where available, and with the results obtained in other approaches. Finally, we give the predictions for the static magnetic moments of all ground-state vector mesons including those containing heavy quarks. We have a good agreement with experimental data for the M1 decay rates of light as well as heavy mesons. Therefore, we expect our predictions for the static magnetic properties (usual magnetic moments) to be of sufficiently high quality, too.

  16. Nuclear fission induced by Pi mesons

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    Pi mesons are an important part of the interactions among strongly-interacting particles, and their reactions with complex nuclei involve reactions with a wide range of interactions and time scales, with the slowest being the familiar fission process. Decades of effort have produced a wide range of fission data with stopped and energetic charged beams, both positive and negative. These results are the result of many uncoordinated studies, but in total can give a very good view of pion-induced fission. This review will compare and combine the measurements, with comparisons to a range of theoretical expectations. It is found that the nature of fission induced by pi mesons is not significantly different from fission induced by other energetic particles, in spite of the special features of the mesonic beam. This specific arena of nuclear science may now be considered complete. (author)

  17. Mesons beyond the naive quark model

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    Amsler, C

    2004-01-01

    We discuss theoretical predictions for the existence of exotic (non-quark-model) mesons and review prominent experimental candidates. These are especially the f0(1500) and f0(1710) mesons for the scalar glueball, fJ(2220) for the tensor glueball, η(1410) for the pseudoscalar glueball, f0(600), f0(980), a0(980), the still to be firmly established κ(800) and the f2(1565) for or two-meson states, and π1(1400), π1(1600) for hybrid states. We conclude that some of these states exist, offer our views and discuss crucial issues that need to be investigated both theoretically and experimentally.

  18. Weak decays of K and π mesons

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    Through a special interplay of strong and weak interactions, small but significant pieces with a ''wrong'' flavor could be introduced into wave functions of mesons. Thus, e.g., not only a (u bar s) pair, but also a (u bar d) pair can be found with some probability within K+, etc. The possible importance of such ''anomalous'' terms in understanding of K-meson decays is discussed in a new scheme. The scheme is characterized by diagrammatic calculations of full amplitudes in the long-distance environment. Two classes of models which correctly reproduce the main K-meson branching ratios and the ΔI=1/2 rule are constructed. The predictive power of the scheme is then tested in a decay of a kaon into a pion and a light hyperphoton

  19. Two, three, many body systems involving mesons

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    Oset, E; Khemchandani, K P; Roca, L; Yamagata, J

    2011-01-01

    In this talk we show recent developments on few body systems involving mesons. We report on an approach to Faddeev equations using chiral unitary dynamics, where an explicit cancellation of the two body off shell amplitude with three body forces stemming from the same chiral Lagrangians takes place. This removal of the unphysical off shell part of the amplitudes is most welcome and renders the approach unambiguous, showing that only on shell two body amplitudes need to be used. Within this approach, systems of two mesons and one baryon are studied, reproducing properties of the low lying $1/2^+$ states. On the other hand we also report on multirho and $K^*$ multirho states which can be associated to known meson resonances of high spin.

  20. eta' meson production in proton-proton collisions

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    K Nakayama; Arellano, H. F.; Durso, J.W.; Speth, J.(Institut für Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, D-52425, Germany)

    1999-01-01

    The pp -> pp eta' reaction is investigated within a relativistic meson-exchange model of hadronic interactions. We explore the role of nucleonic and mesonic, as well as the N* resonance currents, in producing eta' mesons. In order to learn more about the production mechanisms, new measurements in the energy region far from the threshold are required.

  1. B meson spectrum and decay constant from Nf=2 simulations

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    We report on the status of an ALPHA Collaboration project to extract quantities for B physics phenomenology from Nf=2 lattice simulations. The framework is Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET) expanded up to the first order of the inverse b-quark mass. The couplings of the effective theory are determined by imposing matching conditions of observables computed in HQET with their counterpart computed in QCD. That program, based on Nf=2 simulations in a small physical volume with Schroedinger functional boundary conditions, is now almost finished. On the other side the analysis of configurations selected from the CLS ensembles, in order to measure HQET hadronic matrix elements, has just started recently so that only results obtained at a single lattice spacing, a=0:07 fm, is discussed. We give our first results for the b-quark mass and for the B meson decay constant. (orig.)

  2. On the ultimate precision of meson mixing observables

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    Jubb, Thomas; Lenz, Alexander; Tetlalmatzi-Xolocotzi, Gilberto

    2016-01-01

    Meson mixing is considered to be an ideal candidate for new physics searches. Current experimental precision has greatly increased over the recent years, excelling in several cases the theoretical precision. A possible limit in the theoretical accuracy could be a hypothetcial breakdown of quark-hadron duality. We propose a simple model for duality violations and give stringent bounds on such effects for mixing observables, indicating regions, where future measurements of $\\Delta \\Gamma_d$, $a_{sl}^d$ and $a_{sl}^s$ would be clear signals of new physics. Finally, we turn our attention to the charm sector, and reveal that already a modest duality violation of about $20 \\%$ could explain the huge difference between HQE predictions for D-mixing and experimental data.

  3. Study of the charmed mesons production at LEP with the ALEPH Detector; Etude de la production des mesons charmes au LEP avec le detecteur ALEPH

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    Boyer, C.

    1995-06-16

    This work describes two aspects of Charm Physics as one can undertake to do at LEP. The first aspect concerns the Charm production in the Z{sup 0} boson decay through the measurement of the c quark forward-backward asymmetry. The second is about the spectroscopy of charmed mesons via an excited states D{sup **} research. (author). 63 refs., 78 figs., 16 tabs.

  4. The coupling of heavy mesons to the pion on the lattice; Couplage des mesons lourds au pion sur reseau

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    Herdoiza, G

    2004-04-15

    The QCD non-perturbative effects are among the main sources of uncertainty in our present knowledge of the Standard Model phenomenology. I will present some of the methods which can be used to study these effects, and I will particularly treat the case of lattice QCD. Effective theories can be combined to the lattice approach in order to study the chiral and the heavy quark sectors. I will give some examples of how these properties can be successfully applied to the quark flavour phenomenology. The coupling of heavy mesons to the pion is related to a non-perturbative quantity, noted g-bar, which is required to extract physical results from the effective theory combining both chiral and heavy quark symmetry. This coupling is also involved in the study of the form factors appearing in the heavy to light semi-leptonic decays. These heavy meson decays are used to extract some of the CKM matrix elements which are know, up to now, only with large uncertainties. Moreover, the chiral effects of heavy mesons depend on pion loops whose vertices are precisely the coupling g-bar. These are some of the reasons why the theoretical and experimental determination of this coupling is required. I will present the results of its studies on the lattice and I will compare them to those obtained through several other methods. I will therefore describe these different approaches, their limitations and possible improvements, both from the point of view of the method and of its application to the determination of the coupling g-bar. (author)

  5. Scalar mesons from an effective Lagrangian approach

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    Fariborz, Amir H; Schechter, Joseph

    2007-01-01

    A brief discussion of the recent interest in light scalar mesons motivates the study of a generalized linear sigma model. In an SU(3) flavor invariant version of the model there is a prediction that the the lighter scalars have sizeable "four quark" content. It is further predicted that one of the singlet scalars should be exceptionally light. Due to the presence of scalar mesons, the model gives "controlled" corrections to the current algebra formula for threshold pion pion scattering. These corections act in the direction to improve agreement with current experiments.

  6. Heavy Meson Molecules in Effective Field Theory

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    AlFiky, Mohammad T.; Gabbiani, Fabrizio; Petrov, Alexey A.

    2006-01-01

    We consider the implications from the possibility that the recently observed state X(3872) is a meson-antimeson molecule. We write an effective Lagrangian consistent with the heavy-quark and chiral symmetries needed to describe X(3872). We explore the consequences of the assumption that X(3872) is a molecular bound state of D^{*0} and anti-D^0 mesons for the existence of bound states in the D^0-anti-D^0 and D^{*0}-anti-D^{*0}.

  7. Turbulent meson condensation in quark deconfinement

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    Koji Hashimoto

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In a QCD-like strongly coupled gauge theory at large Nc, using the AdS/CFT correspondence, we find that heavy quark deconfinement is accompanied by a coherent condensation of higher meson resonances. This is revealed in non-equilibrium deconfinement transitions triggered by static, as well as quenched electric fields even below the Schwinger limit. There, we observe a “turbulent” energy flow to higher meson modes, which finally results in the quark deconfinement. Our observation is consistent with seeing deconfinement as a condensation of long QCD strings.

  8. Mass shift of -meson in nuclear matter

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    J R Morones-Ibarra; Mónica Menchaca Maciel; Ayax Santos-Guevara; Felipe Robledo Padilla

    2013-03-01

    The propagation of -meson in nuclear matter is studied in the Walecka model, by assuming that the sigma couples to a pair of nucleon–antinucleon states and to particle–hole states. The in-medium effect of - mixing is also studied. For completeness, the coupling of sigma to two virtual pions was also considered. It is found that the -meson mass decreases with respect to its value in vacuum and that the contribution of the - mixing effect on the mass shift is relatively small.

  9. Diffractive hadroproduction of charmed D mesons

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    We have observed charmed D meson production from a hydrogen target in a 217 GeV/c π- beam. Hadronic decays in the K+-π+-π+- channels were reconstructed in the Chicago Cyclotron Spectrometer at Fermilab. The proton recoil angle and momentum transfer were programmed so that objects of mass near that of two D mesons would be produced in the forward direction. A mass peak in the 40-MeV bin at 1875 MeV was found in each channel. The cross section for D+- production is 6--10 μb

  10. Isospin-violating mixing in meson nonets

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    Segregation into ideally mixed nonets results when the OZI-violating interaction which would mix u anti u, d anti d, and s anti s mesons into isospin and SU(3) eigenstates is much weaker than the s anti s-d anti d mass difference. We show that the d anti d-u anti u mass difference can begin to induce a similar segregation into d anti d and anti u mesons which leads to large isospin violations. An experimental example of such large isospin breaking (approx. 30%) which we predict has probably already been seen in f → K anti K. (orig.)

  11. CP violation in B meson decays

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    Noguchi, S.; Belle Group

    2003-06-01

    CP violation in neutral B meson decays has been observed confirming the prediction of the Kobayashi-Maskawa model where introduction of six quaks naturally induces CP violation in the weak interaction. The measurements of CP asymmetryc in B meson decays were made at the newly constructed Asymmetric B factories, which consist of high luminosity, ebergy-asymmetric e+e- colliders (KEKB and PEP-II) and detectors (Belle and BaBar). The results are in good agreement and are consistent with other experimental results within the framework of the Standard Model.

  12. Soft-wall modelling of meson spectra

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    Afonin, S S

    2016-01-01

    The holographic methods inspired by the gauge/gravity correspondence from string theory have been actively applied to the hadron spectroscopy in the last eleven years. Within the phenomenological bottom-up approach, the linear Regge-like trajectories for light mesons are naturally reproduced in the so-called "Soft-wall" holographic models. I will give a very short review of the underlying ideas and technical aspects related to the meson spectroscopy. A generalization of soft-wall description of Regge trajectories to arbitrary intercept is proposed. The problem of incorporation of the chiral symmetry breaking is discussed.

  13. $B$ and $B_s$ Meson Spectroscopy

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    Godfrey, S; Swanson, E S

    2016-01-01

    Properties of bottom and bottom-strange mesons are computed in two relativized quark models. Model masses and wavefunctions are used to predict radiative transition rates and the $^3P_0$ quark pair creation model is used to compute strong decay widths. A comparison to recently observed bottom and bottom-strange states is made. We find that there are numerous excited $B$ and $B_s$ mesons that have relatively narrow widths and significant branching ratios to simple final states such as $B\\pi$, $B^*\\pi$, $BK$, and $B^*K$ that could be observed in the near future.

  14. Quasi-exotic open-flavor mesons

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    Hilger, T

    2016-01-01

    Meson states with exotic quantum numbers arise naturally in a covariant bound-state framework in QCD. We investigate the consequences of shifting quark masses such that the states are no longer restricted to certain C-parities, but only by J^P. Then, a priori, one can no longer distinguish exotic or conventional states. In order to identify signatures of the different states to look for experimentally, we provide the behavior of masses, leptonic decay constants, and orbital-angular-momentum decomposition of such mesons, as well as the constellations in which they could be found. Most prominently, we consider the case of charged quasi-exotic excitations of the pion.

  15. PHYSICS

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    D. Acosta

    2010-01-01

    A remarkable amount of progress has been made in Physics since the last CMS Week in June given the exponential growth in the delivered LHC luminosity. The first major milestone was the delivery of a variety of results to the ICHEP international conference held in Paris this July. For this conference, CMS prepared 15 Physics Analysis Summaries on physics objects and 22 Summaries on new and interesting physics measurements that exploited the luminosity recorded by the CMS detector. The challenge was incorporating the largest batch of luminosity that was delivered only days before the conference (300 nb-1 total). The physics covered from this initial running period spanned hadron production measurements, jet production and properties, electroweak vector boson production, and even glimpses of the top quark. Since then, the accumulated integrated luminosity has increased by a factor of more than 100, and all groups have been working tremendously hard on analysing this dataset. The September Physics Week was held ...

  16. PHYSICS

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    There have been numerous developments in the physics area since the September CMS week. The biggest single event was the Physics/Trigger week in the end of Octo¬ber, whereas in terms of ongoing activities the “2007 analyses” went into high gear. This was in parallel with participation in CSA07 by the physics groups. On the or¬ganizational side, the new conveners of the physics groups have been selected, and a new database for man¬aging physics analyses has been deployed. Physics/Trigger week The second Physics-Trigger week of 2007 took place during the week of October 22-26. The first half of the week was dedicated to working group meetings. The ple¬nary Joint Physics-Trigger meeting took place on Wednesday afternoon and focused on the activities of the new Trigger Studies Group (TSG) and trigger monitoring. Both the Physics and Trigger organizations are now focused on readiness for early data-taking. Thus, early trigger tables and preparations for calibr...

  17. PHYSICS

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    The CPT project came to an end in December 2006 and its original scope is now shared among three new areas, namely Computing, Offline and Physics. In the physics area the basic change with respect to the previous system (where the PRS groups were charged with detector and physics object reconstruction and physics analysis) was the split of the detector PRS groups (the old ECAL-egamma, HCAL-jetMET, Tracker-btau and Muons) into two groups each: a Detector Performance Group (DPG) and a Physics Object Group. The DPGs are now led by the Commissioning and Run Coordinator deputy (Darin Acosta) and will appear in the correspond¬ing column in CMS bulletins. On the physics side, the physics object groups are charged with the reconstruction of physics objects, the tuning of the simulation (in collaboration with the DPGs) to reproduce the data, the provision of code for the High-Level Trigger, the optimization of the algorithms involved for the different physics analyses (in collaboration with the analysis gr...

  18. New physics with beauty

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    Rahul Sinha

    2000-07-01

    We review the effects of new physics on CP asymmetries and decays of mesons. Possible sources and corresponding signals for new physics are studied briefly. We discuss how the decay mode → sℓℓ$ (and → * ℓℓ) will enable us to understand the nature of new physics. We also examine the possibility of truly clean signature of new physics – a signature based on observables alone and without hadronic uncertainties.

  19. Publications of Los Alamos research, 1985

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    This bibliography is a compilation of unclassified publications of work done at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 1985, including laboratory reports, papers released as non-laboratory reports, journal articles, books, conference papers, papers published in congrssional hearings, theses, and US patents

  20. Los Alamos science. Volume 4, No. 7

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    A history of the Los Alamos National Laboratory over its 40 years is presented. The evolution of the laboratory is broken down into the Oppenheimer years, the Bradbury years, the Agnew years and the Kerr years. The weapons program is described including nuclear data, early reactors, computing and computers, plutonium, criticality, weapon design and field testing

  1. Red laser initiative at Los Alamos

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    Several solid state lasers systems tunable between 0.70 and 0.95 μm have been the subject of studies to identify new lasers for various programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. These solid state lasers include Cr:GSGG, Cr:GSAG and Ti:Sapphire. Both laser pumped flashlamp pumped results are described in the following sections

  2. Early history of NMR at Los Alamos

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    Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has developed into an important research tool in chemistry. More recently, NMR imaging and in vivo spectroscopy promise to produce a revolution in medicine and biochemistry. Early experiments at Los Alamos led to DOE programs involving stable isotopes of importance to biology and to medicine. These events are briefly recounted. 2 refs

  3. B mesons phenomenology and lattice QCD; Phenomenologie des mesons B et chromodynamique quantique sur reseau

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    Blossier, B

    2006-06-15

    We have studied some phenomenological aspects of the B meson physics by using lattice QCD, which is a non perturbative method (based on the first principles of Quantum Field Theory) of computing Green functions of the theory. Pionic couplings g{sub 1} and g{sub 2}, parameterizing the effective chiral Lagrangian which describes interactions between heavy-light mesons and soft pions, have been computed beyond the quenched approximation (at N{sub f} = 2). We have renormalized the operator q-bar{gamma}{sub {mu}}{gamma}{sup 5}q non perturbatively by using chiral Ward identities. We obtain g{sub 1} = 0.4/0.6 and g{sub 2} = -0.1/-0.3. We have estimated from an un-quenched simulation (at N{sub f} = 2) the strange quark mass: the non perturbative renormalisation scheme RI-MOM has been applied. After the matching in the MS scheme the result is m{sub s}(2 GeV) = 101 {+-} 8(-0,+25) MeV. We have proposed a method to calculate on the lattice the Heavy Quark Effective Theory form factors of the semileptonic transitions B {yields} D{sup **} at zero recoil. The renormalisation constant of the operator h-bar{gamma}{sub i}{gamma}{sup 5}D{sub j}h has been computed at one-loop order of the perturbation theory. We obtain {tau}{sub 1/2}(1) = 0.3/0.5 and {tau}{sub 3/2}(1) 0.5/0.7. Eventually the bag parameter B{sub B{sub s}} associated the B{sub s} - B{sub s}-bar mixing amplitude in the Standard Model has been estimated in the quenched approximation by using for the strange quark an action which verifies the chiral symmetry at finite lattice spacing a. Thus systematic errors are significantly reduced in the renormalisation procedure because the spurious mixing of the four-fermion operator h-bar{gamma}{sub {mu}}{sub L}qh-bar{gamma}{sub {mu}}{sub L}q with four-fermion operators of different chirality is absent. The result is B{sub B{sub s}} = 0.92(3). (author)

  4. Effect of coupled channels of the multi-channel pion-pion scattering in two-pion transitions of the Upsilon mesons

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    Surovtsev, Yu .S.; Bydžovský, Petr; Gutsche, T.; Kaminski, R.; Lyubovitskij, V. E.; Nagy, M.

    Vol. 39. Horny Smokovec : World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2015, s. 1560090. E-ISSN 2010-1945. [The 9th Joint International Hadron Structure 2015 Conference. Horný Smokovec (SK), 29.06.2015-03.07.2015] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA15-04301S; GA MŠk LG14004 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : coupled–channel formalism * meson–meson scattering * heavy meson decays * scalar and pseudoscalar mesons Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/pdf/10.1142/S2010194515600903

  5. Studies of Nucleon Resonance Structure in Exclusive Meson Electroproduction

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    Aznauryan, I G; Braun, V; Brodsky, S J; Burkert, V D; Chang, L; Chen, Ch; El-Bennich, B; Cloët, I C; Cole, P L; Edwards, R G; Fedotov, G V; Giannini, M M; Gothe, R W; Lin, Huey-Wen; Kroll, P; Lee, T -S H; Melnitchouk, W; Mokeev, V I; Peña, M T; Ramalho, G; Roberts, C D; Santopinto, E; de Teramond, G F; Tsushima, K; Wilson, D J

    2013-01-01

    Studies of the structure of excited baryons are key to the N* program at Jefferson Lab. Within the first year of data taking with the Hall B CLAS12 detector following the 12 GeV upgrade, a dedicated experiment will aim to extract the N* electrocouplings at high photon virtualities Q2. This experiment will allow exploration of the structure of N* resonances at the highest photon virtualities ever yet achieved, with a kinematic reach up to Q2 = 12 GeV2. This high-Q2 reach will make it possible to probe the excited nucleon structures at distance scales ranging from where effective degrees of freedom, such as constituent quarks, are dominant through the transition to where nearly massless bare-quark degrees of freedom are relevant. In this document, we present a detailed description of the physics that can be addressed through N* structure studies in exclusive meson electroproduction. The discussion includes recent advances in reaction theory for extracting N* electrocouplings from meson electroproduction off pro...

  6. Ds Meson Reconstruction from STAR Heavy Flavor Tracker

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    Njoya, Oumarou

    2009-10-01

    Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions at RHIC (the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) have produced a strongly interacting dense partonic matter whose degrees of freedom are governed by the Quantum ChromoDynamics (QCD). The Solenoid Tracker At RHIC (STAR) is an ongoing major experiment which aims to study the properties of the QCD matter under extreme energy density, pressure, and temperature. Heavy quark production and propagation are unique probes to the dense matter created at RHIC. The HFT (Heavy Flavor Tracker) is a proposed detector upgrade of STAR, capable of reconstructing open charm hadrons from hadronic decay channels. We carry out a study of Ds meson reconstruction using GEANT simulations. We reconstruct Ds mesons through a 3-body decay of K^+K^-π at displaced vertices as a function of transverse momentum. We present preliminary results on the statistical significance of the reconstructed Ds signal as well as on the Ds detection efficiency using HFT. The physics impact of the Ds measurement will also be discussed.

  7. Spin-orbit inversion of excited heavy quark mesons

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    The mesonic heavy quark spin multiplets with sscr(l)πscr(l)= (1) /(2) + and (3) /(2) + are expected to be the lowest-lying excitations above the pseudoscalar and vector ground states with sscr(l)πscr(l)= (1) /(2) -. I show that for charm and bottom these multiplets are probably inverted, with the 2+ and 1+ states with sscr(l)πscr(l)= (3) /(2) + about 150MeV below the 1+ and 0+ states with sscr(l)πscr(l)= (1) /(2) +. If verified, such an inversion would both support the expectation that confinement has no dynamical spin-dependence and indicate that heavy- and light-quark systems may be characterized by the same effective low-energy degrees of freedom. As an important by-product, this work establishes the dynamics of the strange quark as a critical link between heavy- and light-quark hadrons, justifying efforts toward a much more complete experimental and theoretical understanding of strange mesons and baryons and of strange quarkonia. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society

  8. The role of top in heavy flavor physics

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    The implications of the massive top quark on heavy flavor transitions are explored. We review the generation of quark masses and mixings and the determination techniques, and present the status of the elements of the weak mixing matrix. Purely leptonic decays of heavy mesons are briefly summarized. We present a general introduction to flavor changing neutral currents and an extensive summary of radiative and other rare decay modes. The physics of neutral meson mixing is reviewed and applied to each meson system. We describe the phenomenology of CP violation and how it may be measured in meson decays. Standard Model predictions are given in each case and the effects of physics beyond the Standard Model are also discussed. Throughout, we contrast these transitions in the K and B meson systems to those in the D meson and top-quark sectors

  9. The role of top in heavy flavor physics

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    Hewett, J.L. [Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, CA (United States)

    1997-01-01

    The implications of the massive top quark on heavy flavor transitions are explored. We review the generation of quark masses and mixings and the determination techniques, and present the status of the elements of the weak mixing matrix. Purely leptonic decays of heavy mesons are briefly summarized. We present a general introduction to flavor changing neutral currents and an extensive summary of radiative and other rare decay modes. The physics of neutral meson mixing is reviewed and applied to each meson system. We describe the phenomenology of CP violation and how it may be measured in meson decays. Standard Model predictions are given in each case and the effects of physics beyond the Standard Model are also discussed. Throughout, we contrast these transitions in the K and B meson systems to those in the D meson and top-quark sectors.

  10. Issues in light meson spectroscopy: The case for meson spectroscopy at CEBAF

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    Godfrey, S. [Carleton Univ., Ottawa (Canada)

    1994-04-01

    The author reviews some outstanding issues in meson spectroscopy. The most important qualitative issue is whether hadrons with explicit gluonic degrees of freedom exist. To answer this question requires a much better understanding of conventional q{bar q} mesons. The author therefore begins by examining the status of conventional meson spectroscopy and how the situation can be improved. The expected properties of gluonic excitations are discussed with particular emphasis on hybrids to give guidance to experimental searches. Multiquark systems are commented upon as they are likely to be important in the mass region under study and will have to be understood better. In the final section the author discusses the opportunities that CEBAF can offer for the study of meson spectroscopy.

  11. PHYSICS

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    Physics Week: plenary meeting on physics groups plans for startup (14–15 May 2008) The Physics Objects (POG) and Physics Analysis (PAG) Groups presented their latest developments at the plenary meeting during the Physics Week. In the presentations particular attention was given to startup plans and readiness for data-taking. Many results based on the recent cosmic run were shown. A special Workshop on SUSY, described in a separate section, took place the day before the plenary. At the meeting, we had also two special DPG presentations on “Tracker and Muon alignment with CRAFT” (Ernesto Migliore) and “Calorimeter studies with CRAFT” (Chiara Rovelli). We had also a report from Offline (Andrea Rizzi) and Computing (Markus Klute) on the San Diego Workshop, described elsewhere in this bulletin. Tracking group (Boris Mangano). The level of sophistication of the tracking software increased significantly over the last few months: V0 (K0 and Λ) reconstr...

  12. Effects of isovector scalar meson on hyperon star

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    Biswal, S K; Patra, S K

    2016-01-01

    We study the effects of isovector-scalar ($\\delta$)-meson on neutron star. Influence of $\\delta$-meson on both static and rotating neutron star is discussed. Inclusion of $\\delta$-meson in a neutron star system consisting of proton, neutron and electron, make the equation of state stiffer in higher density and consequently increases the maximum mass of the star. But induction of $\\delta$-meson in the hyperon star decreases the maximum mass of the hyperon star. This is due to the early evolution of hyperons in presence of $\\delta-$meson.

  13. Three body resonances in two meson-one baryon systems

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    Martínez Torres, Alberto; Khemchandani, K. P.; Oset Báguena, Eulogio

    2007-01-01

    We report four $\\Sigma$'s and three $\\Lambda$'s, in the 1500 - 1800 MeV region, as two meson - one baryon S-wave $(1/2)^+$ resonances. We solve Faddeev equations in the coupled channel approach. The invariant mass of one of the meson-baryon pairs and that of the three particles have been varied and peaks in the squared three body $T$-matrix have been found very close to the existing $S$ = -1, $J^P= 1/2^+$ low lying baryon resonances. The input two-body $t$-matrices for meson-meson and meson-b...

  14. Two, three, many body systems involving mesons. Multimeson condensates

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    Oset, E; Dote, A; Hyodo, T; Khemchandani, P K; Liang, W H; Torres, A Martinez; Oka, M; Roca, L; Uchino, T; Xiao, C W

    2015-01-01

    In this talk we review results from studies with unconventional many hadron systems containing mesons: systems with two mesons and one baryon, three mesons, some novel systems with two baryons and one meson, and finally systems with many vector mesons, up to six, with their spins aligned forming states of increasing spin. We show that in many cases one has experimental counterparts for the states found, while in some other cases they remain as predictions, which we suggest to be searched in BESIII, Belle, LHCb, FAIR and other facilities.

  15. Exchange currents in nuclear physics

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    Starting from Adler's low-energy theorem for the soft pion production amplitudes the predictions of the meson exchange currents theory for the nuclear physics are discussed. The results are reformulated in terms of phenomenological lagrangians. This method allows one to pass naturally to the more realistic case of hard mesons. The predictions are critically compared with the existing experimental data. The main processes in which vector isovector exchange currents, vector isoscalar exchange currents and axial exchange currents take place are pointed out

  16. QED effects in the pseudoscalar meson sector

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    Horsley, R.; Nakamura, Y.; Perlt, H.; Pleiter, D.; Rakow, P. E. L.; Schierholz, G.; Schiller, A.; Stokes, R.; Stüben, H.; Young, R. D.; Zanotti, J. M.

    2016-04-01

    In this paper we present results on the pseudoscalar meson masses from a fully dynamical simulation of QCD+QED, concentrating particularly on violations of isospin symmetry. We calculate the π +- π 0 splitting and also look at other isospin violating mass differences. We have presented results for these isospin splittings in [1]. In this paper we give more details of the techniques employed, discussing in particular the question of how much of the symmetry violation is due to QCD, arising from the different masses of the u and d quarks, and how much is due to QED, arising from the different charges of the quarks. This decomposition is not unique, it depends on the renormalisation scheme and scale. We suggest a renormalisation scheme in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons holds, so that the electromagnetic self-energies of the neutral mesons are zero, and discuss how the self-energies change when we transform to a scheme such as overline{M S} , in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons is violated.

  17. Meson Screening Masses in Thermal QCD

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The quark-gluon plasma (QGP excitations, corresponding to the scalar and pseudoscalar meson quantum numbers, for different temperatures are calculated. Analysis is performed in the Hard Thermal Loop (HTL Approximation and leads to a better understanding of the excitations of QGP in the deconfined phase and is also of relevance for lattice studies.

  18. Charming Mesons with Baryons and Nuclei

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    Tolos, Laura

    2013-11-01

    The properties of charmed mesons in nuclear matter and nuclei are reviewed. Different frameworks are discussed paying a special attention to unitarized coupled-channel approaches which incorporate heavy-quark spin symmetry. Several charmed baryon states with negative parity are generated dynamically by the s-wave interaction between pseudoscalar and vector meson multiplets with 1/2+ and 3/2+ baryons. These states are compared to experimental data. Moreover, the properties of open-charm mesons in matter are analyzed. The in-medium solution accounts for Pauli blocking effects, and for the meson self-energies in a self-consistent manner. The behavior in the nuclear medium of the rich spectrum of dynamically-generated baryon states is studied as well as their influence in the self-energy and, hence, the spectral function of open charm. The possible experimental signatures of the in-medium properties of open charm are finally addressed, such as the formation of charmed nuclei, in connection with the future FAIR facility.

  19. Charming mesons with baryons and nuclei

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    Tolos, Laura

    2013-01-01

    The properties of charmed mesons in nuclear matter and nuclei are reviewed. Different frameworks are discussed paying a special attention to unitarized coupled-channel approaches which incorporate heavy-quark spin symmetry. Several charmed baryon states with negative parity are generated dynamically by the s-wave interaction between pseudoscalar and vector meson multiplets with $1/2^+$ and $3/2^+$ baryons. These states are compared to experimental data. Moreover, the properties of open-charm mesons in matter are analyzed. The in-medium solution accounts for Pauli blocking effects, and for the meson self-energies in a self-consistent manner. The behavior in the nuclear medium of the rich spectrum of dynamically-generated baryon states is studied as well as their influence in the self-energy and, hence, the spectral function of open charm. The possible experimental signatures of the in-medium properties of open charm are finally addressed, such as the formation of charmed nuclei, in connection with the future F...

  20. Hermaphrodite mesons and QCD sum rules

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    We present a new evaluation of the two-point function built from the colourless operators g anti psilambdasup(α)γν(γ5)psiFsup(μν)sub(α). Previous calculations for the dimension-six vacuum condensate contributions were incomplete. We give new predictions for the masses and decay amplitudes of 1-+ and 0-- hermaphrodite mesons. (orig.)

  1. QED effects in the pseudoscalar meson sector

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    We present results on the pseudoscalar meson masses from a fully dynamical simulation of QCD+QED. We concentrate particularly on violations of isospin symmetry. We calculate the π+-π0 splitting and also look at other isospin violating mass differences. We have presented results for these isospin splittings in arXiv:1508.06401 [hep-lat]. In this paper we give more details of the techniques employed, discussing in particular the question of how much of the symmetry violation is due to QCD, arising from the different masses of the u and d quarks, and how much is due to QED, arising from the different charges of the quarks. This decomposition is not unique, it depends on the renormalisation scheme and scale. We suggest a renormalisation scheme in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons holds, so that the electromagnetic self-energies of the neutral mesons are zero, and discuss how the self-energies change when we transform to a scheme such as MS, in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons is violated.

  2. On the Origin of the $XYZ$ Mesons

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    Valcarce, A

    2016-01-01

    In this talk we present a mechanism giving rise to exotic $XYZ$ four-quark states in the meson spectra within a constituent quark model approach. We discuss its generalization to five-quark states in the heavy baryon sector. Finally, we revise some other works in the literature and experimental data where this mechanism may be working.

  3. Composite vector mesons and string models

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    The author discusses the general question of gauge mesons in extended supergravities, and whether such theories can produce the gauge mesons corresponding to a group at least as large as SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1). An exciting conjecture in this direction was made a few years ago by previous authors, who suggested that there might be composite SU(8) gauge mesons in a supergravity model known as the N=8 model. Until we have a consistent, renormalizable theory of supergravity we cannot really obtain any indication of the truth or falseness of that conjecture. One form of the Neveu-Schwarz string model has been shown to be a theory of supergravity; it is finite at the one-loop level and probably in any order of perturbation theory. The discussion is within the framework of this model. The author questions whether massive vector mesons can possibly lose their mass due to interactions. Arguments have been given on both sides of this question, and the author believes that this can occur under certain circumstances. Our conclusions is that the FNNS mechanism will create a gauge symmetry in addition to the rigid symmetry

  4. Mesons in the Constituent Quark Model

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    WANG Li; PING Jia-Lun

    2007-01-01

    The quark-antiquark (q(-q)) spectrum is studied by solving the Schrǒdinger equation in the framework of non-relativistic constituent quark model. An overall good fit to the experimental data of meson is obtained. The interactions between quark and antiquark consist of quadratic colour confinement-exchange, one-gluon-exchange, and Goldstone-boson-exchange potentials.

  5. Probing Polarized Parton Distributions with Meson Photoproduction

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    Afanasiev, A M; Wahlquist, C; Afanasev, Andrei; Carlson, Carl E.; Wahlquist, Christian

    1997-01-01

    Polarization asymmetries in photoproduction of high transverse momentum mesons are a flavor sensitive way to measure the polarized quark distributions. We calculate the expected asymmetries in several models, and find that the asymmetries are significant and also significantly different from model to model. Suitable data may come as a by-product of deep inelastic experiments to measure $g_1$ or from dedicated experiments.

  6. Mesonic spectroscopy of Minimal Walking Technicolor

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    Del Debbio, Luigi; Lucini, Biagio; Patella, Agostino; Pica, Claudio; Rago, Antonio

    2010-01-01

    We investigate the structure and the novel emerging features of the mesonic non-singlet spectrum of the Minimal Walking Technicolor (MWT) theory. Precision measurements in the nonsinglet pseudoscalar and vector channels are compared to the expectations for an IR-conformal field theory and a QCD...

  7. L = 1 light quark mesons in QCD

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    Using the Borel transformed QCD sum rule formalism, the masses of L = 1 light quark mesons with isospin I = 1 and I = 0 are calculated. Non-perturbative effects from higher dimensional operators up to dimension d = 6 in the operator product expansion are taken into account. (orig.)

  8. Meson spectroscopy in large-N QCD

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    Castagnini, Luca

    2015-06-23

    We present the results of a systematic, first-principles study of the spectrum and decay constants of mesons for different numbers of color charges N, via lattice computations. We discuss the extrapolations to the chiral, continuum and large-N limits and present a comparison of our results to some of the numerical computations and analytical predictions available in the literature.

  9. Lattice investigation of heavy meson interactions

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    Wagenbach, Björn; Bicudo, Pedro; Wagner, Marc

    2014-01-01

    We report on a lattice investigation of heavy meson interactions and of tetraquark candidates with two very heavy quarks. These two quarks are treated in the static limit, while the other two are up, down, strange or charm quarks of finite mass. Various isospin, spin and parity quantum numbers are considered.

  10. Bc mesons in the deconfined phase

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Charmed B mesons in a deconfined quark-gluon plasma are studied. With the introduction of the bound state of a charm and a beauty quarks at finite temperature, the behavior of the heavy quarkonium is investigated in an energy region between the ψ and the ϒ states [1]. Calculations are performed within a potential model [2, 3].

  11. Scattering of vector mesons off nucleons

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    We construct a relativistic and unitary approach to 'high' energy pion- and photon-nucleon reactions taking the πN, πΔ, ρN, ωN, ηN, K Λ, KΣ final states into account. Our scheme dynamically generates the s- and d-wave nucleon resonances N(1535), N(1650) and N(1520) and isobar resonances Δ(1620) and δ(1700) in terms of quasi-local interaction vertices. The description of photon-induced processes is based on a generalized vector-meson dominance assumption which directly relates the electromagnetic quasi-local 4-point interaction vertices to the corresponding vertices involving the ρ and ω fields. We obtain a satisfactory description of the elastic and inelastic pion- and photon-nucleon scattering data in the channels considered. The resulting s-wave ρ- and ω-nucleon scattering amplitudes are presented. Using these amplitudes we compute the leading density modification of the ρ and ω mass distributions in nuclear matter. We find a repulsive mass shift for the ω meson at small nuclear density but predict considerable strength in resonance-hole like ω-meson modes. Compared to previous calculations our result for the ρ-meson spectral function shows a significantly smaller in-medium effect. This reflects a not too large coupling strength of the N(1520) resonance to the ρN channel. (orig.)

  12. Meson spectroscopy in large-N QCD

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    We present the results of a systematic, first-principles study of the spectrum and decay constants of mesons for different numbers of color charges N, via lattice computations. We discuss the extrapolations to the chiral, continuum and large-N limits and present a comparison of our results to some of the numerical computations and analytical predictions available in the literature.

  13. Summary of the {eta}-meson sessions

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    Chrien, R.E.

    1993-06-01

    This summary describes the contents of the nineteen talks related to research on the {eta} meson and presented at the Workshop of Future Directions. The subjects of this area include threshold {eta} production, {eta}-nuclear spectroscopy, baryon spectroscopy, {eta} decays, facilities, and instrumentation.

  14. Summary of the [eta]-meson sessions

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    Chrien, R.E.

    1993-01-01

    This summary describes the contents of the nineteen talks related to research on the [eta] meson and presented at the Workshop of Future Directions. The subjects of this area include threshold [eta] production, [eta]-nuclear spectroscopy, baryon spectroscopy, [eta] decays, facilities, and instrumentation.

  15. Finite-size scaling of meson propagators

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    Using quenched chiral perturbation theory we compute meson correlation functions at finite volume and fixed gauge field topology. We also present the corresponding analytical predictions for the unquenched theory at fixed gauge field topology. These results can be used to measure the low-energy parameters of the chiral Langrangian from lattice simulations in volumes much smaller than one pion Compton wavelength. (orig.)

  16. QED effects in the pseudoscalar meson sector

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    Horsley, R. [Edinburgh Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Physics and Astronomy; Nakamura, Y. [RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Kobe (Japan); Perlt, H. [Leipzig Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Collaboration: QCDSF-UKQCD Collaboration; and others

    2015-09-15

    We present results on the pseudoscalar meson masses from a fully dynamical simulation of QCD+QED. We concentrate particularly on violations of isospin symmetry. We calculate the π{sup +}-π{sup 0} splitting and also look at other isospin violating mass differences. We have presented results for these isospin splittings in arXiv:1508.06401 [hep-lat]. In this paper we give more details of the techniques employed, discussing in particular the question of how much of the symmetry violation is due to QCD, arising from the different masses of the u and d quarks, and how much is due to QED, arising from the different charges of the quarks. This decomposition is not unique, it depends on the renormalisation scheme and scale. We suggest a renormalisation scheme in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons holds, so that the electromagnetic self-energies of the neutral mesons are zero, and discuss how the self-energies change when we transform to a scheme such as MS, in which Dashen's theorem for neutral mesons is violated.

  17. On hadronic production of the Bc meson

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    Various approaches to the hadronic productions of the double heavy meson Bc are investigated in this paper. The resultant cross sections obtained by the approaches are compared with in several aspects. One may see that the differences are quite substantial. The advantages and shortcomings of the approaches are discussed. (author). 17 refs, 4 figs

  18. Meson Spectroscopy at JLab-12 GeV

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    Meson, being the simplest hadronic bound system, is the ideal 'laboratory' to study the interaction between quarks, to understand the role of the gluons inside hadrons and to investigate the origin of color confinement. To perform such studies it is important to measure the meson spectrum, with precise determination of resonance masses and properties, looking for rare q q-bar states and for unconventional mesons with exotic quantum numbers (i.e. mesons with quantum numbers that are not compatible with a q q-bar structure). With the imminent advent of the 12 GeV upgrade of Jefferson Lab a new generation of meson spectroscopy experiments will start: 'Meson-Ex' in Hall B and 'GLUEX' in Hall D. Both will use photo-production to explore the spectrum of mesons in the light-quark sector, in the energy range of few GeVs.

  19. Meson Spectroscopy at JLab@12 GeV

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    Celentano, Andrea [INFN-GENOVA

    2013-03-01

    Meson, being the simplest hadronic bound system, is the ideal "laboratory" to study the interaction between quarks, to understand the role of the gluons inside hadrons and to investigate the origin of color confinement. To perform such studies it is important to measure the meson spectrum, with precise determination of resonance masses and properties, looking for rare qbar q states and for unconventional mesons with exotic quantum numbers (i.e. mesons with quantum numbers that are not compatible with a qbar q structure). With the imminent advent of the 12 GeV upgrade of Jefferson Lab a new generation of meson spectroscopy experiments will start: "Meson-Ex" in Hall B and "GLUEX" in Hall D. Both will use photo-production to explore the spectrum of mesons in the light-quark sector, in the energy range of few GeVs.

  20. Dsj meson decay in the C3P0 model

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    Full text. Fock-Tani is a field theory formalism appropriated for the simultaneous treatment of composite particles and their constituents. The formalism was originally developed for the treatment of problems in atomic physics and it was extended later on to the treatment of problems on hadron physics. In the Fock-Tani formalism one starts with the Fock representation of the system using field operators of elementary constituents which satisfy canonical (anti) commutation relations. Composite-particle field operators are linear combinations of the elementary-particle operators and do not generally satisfy canonical (anti) commutation relations. 'Ideal' field operators acting on an enlarged Fock space are then introduced in close correspondence with the composite ones. Next, a given unitary transformation, which transforms the single composite states into single ideal states, is introduced. Application of the unitary operator on the microscopic Hamiltonian, or on other hermitian operators expressed in terms of the elementary constituent field operators, gives equivalent operators which contain the ideal field operators. The effective Hamiltonian in the new representation has a clear physical interpretation in terms of the processes it describes. Since all field operators in the new representation satisfy canonical (anti)commutation relations, the standard methods of quantum field theory can then be readily applied. For a long time the pair creation models for strong hadronic decays have been formulated. The 3P0 model is typical decay model which considers only OZI-allowed strong decays. The 3P0 model considers a quark-antiquark par creation in the presence of the initial state meson. The quark-antiquark par is created with the vacuum quantum numbers. This model can also be obtained from the non-relativistic limit of the pair creation Hamiltonian. Applying the Fock-Tani transformation to the pair creation Hamiltonian produces the characteristic expansion in powers of

  1. PHYSICS

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    A lot has transpired on the “Physics” front since the last CMS Bulletin. The summer was filled with preparations of new Monte Carlo samples based on CMSSW_3, the finalization of all the 10 TeV physics analyses [in total 50 analyses were approved] and the preparations for the Physics Week in Bologna. A couple weeks later, the “October Exercise” commenced and ran through an intense two-week period. The Physics Days in October were packed with a number of topics that are relevant to data taking, in a number of “mini-workshops”: the luminosity measurement, the determination of the beam spot and the measurement of the missing transverse energy (MET) were the three main topics.  Physics Week in Bologna The second physics week in 2009 took place in Bologna, Italy, on the week of Sep 7-11. The aim of the week was to review and establish how ready we are to do physics with the early collisions at the LHC. The agenda of the week was thus pac...

  2. PHYSICS

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    D. Futyan

    A lot has transpired on the “Physics” front since the last CMS Bulletin. The summer was filled with preparations of new Monte Carlo samples based on CMSSW_3, the finalization of all the 10 TeV physics analyses [in total 50 analyses were approved] and the preparations for the Physics Week in Bologna. A couple weeks later, the “October Exercise” commenced and ran through an intense two-week period. The Physics Days in October were packed with a number of topics that are relevant to data taking, in a number of “mini-workshops”: the luminosity measurement, the determination of the beam spot and the measurement of the missing transverse energy (MET) were the three main topics.   Physics Week in Bologna The second physics week in 2009 took place in Bologna, Italy, on the week of Sep 7-11. The aim of the week was to review and establish (we hoped) the readiness of CMS to do physics with the early collisions at the LHC. The agenda of the...

  3. Undergraduate participation in the ACU particle physics program

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    Undergraduate students from ACU have played important roles in particle physics research since 1979. Most of the involvement has centered around the pion-nucleon program at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Factory (LAMPF) at Los Alamos, NM. Other laboratories where students have participated have been Brookhaven, Fermilab, and the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (Russia). The world's first complete sets of data in pion-nucleon scattering in the resonance region have been obtained. These measurements consisted of differential cross sections and analyzing power measurements for π+p → π+p, π-p →π0n and the spin rotation parameters (A ampersand R) for the first two reactions. Recent measurements have concentrated on detecting neutral-particle final states in pion-nucleon interactions, including measurements at the world's lowest energies for π-p → π0n (charge exchange scattering) and eta production (π-p → ηn). An overview of the experimental program and significant results will be presented. Insights will be discussed on the involvement of undergraduates in this type of research, based on fifteen years of experience

  4. Direct CP Violation in Charmless Hadronic B-Meson Decays at the PEP-II Asymmetric B-Meson Factory

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    Telnov, Alexandre Valerievich; /UC, Berkeley

    2005-05-06

    The study of the quark transition b {yields} s{bar s}s, which is a pure loop-level (''penguin'') process leading to several B-meson-decay final states, most notably {phi}K, is arguably the hottest topic in B-meson physics today. The reason is the sensitivity of the amplitudes and the CP-violating asymmetries in such processes to physics beyond the Standard Model. By performing these measurements, we improve our understanding of the phenomenon of combined-parity (CP) violation, which is believed to be responsible for the dominance of matter over antimatter in our Universe. Here, we present measurements of branching fractions and charge asymmetries in the decays B{sup +} {yields} {phi}K{sup +} and B{sup 0} {yields} {phi}K{sup 0} in a sample of approximately 89 million B{bar B} pairs collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B-meson Factory at SLAC. We determine {Beta}(B{sup +} {yields} {phi}K{sup +}) = (10.0{sub -0.8}{sup +0.9} {+-} 0.5) x 10{sup -6} and {Beta}(B{sup 0} {yields} {phi}K{sup 0}) = (8.4{sub -1.3}{sup +1.5} {+-} 0.5) x 10{sup -6}, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. Additionally, we measure the CP-violating charge asymmetry {Alpha}{sub CP}(B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}}) = 0.04 {+-} 0.09 {+-} 0.01, with a 90% confidence-level interval of [-0.10, 0.18], and set an upper limit on the CKM- and color-suppressed decay B{sup +} {yields} {phi}{pi}{sup +}, {Beta}(B{sup +} {yields} {phi}{pi}{sup +}) < 0.41 x 10{sup -6} (at the 90% confidence level). Our results are consistent with the Standard Model, which predicts {Alpha}{sub CP}(B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi}K{sup {+-}}) {approx}< 1% and {Beta}(B {yields} {phi}{tau}) << 10{sup -7}. Since many models of physics beyond the Standard Model introduce additional loop diagrams with new heavy particles and new CP-violating phases that would contribute to these decays, potentially making {Alpha}{sub CP} (B{sup {+-}} {yields} {phi

  5. UCLA intermediate energy nuclear physics and relativistic heavy ion physics. Annual report, February 1, 1983-January 31, 1984

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    In this contract year the UCLA Intermediate Energy Group has continued to pursue a general set of problems in intermediate energy physics using new research tools and theoretical insights. Our program to study N-N scattering and proton-light nucleus scattering has been enhanced by a new polarized target facility (both hydrogen and deuterium) at the High Resolution Spectrometer (HRS) of the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF). This facility has been constructed by our group in collaboration with physicists from KEK, LAMPF and the University of Minnesota; and the first set of experiments studying polarized beam-polarized target scattering at the HRS were completed this summer and early fall. The HRS mode of operation has led to some unique design features which are described. At the Bevalac, a new beam line spectrometer will be constructed for us during this year and next to significantly enhance our capability to study subthreshold k+, k- and anti p production in relativistic heavy ion collisions and to search for fractionally charged particles. During this period a proposal is being prepared for a very large acceptance spectrometer and its associated beam line which will be used to detect dilepton pairs produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions. In concert with these experimental projects, theoretical advances in the understanding of new data from the HRS, particularly spin transfer data, have been made by the UCLA group and are described

  6. Colloquium: Time-reversal violation with quantum-entangled B mesons

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    Bernabéu, J.; Martínez-Vidal, F.

    2015-01-01

    Symmetry transformations have been proven a bedrock tool for understanding the nature of particle interactions, formulating, and testing fundamental theories. Based on the up to now unbroken C P T symmetry, the violation of the C P symmetry between matter and antimatter by weak interactions, discovered in the decay of kaons in 1964 and observed more recently in 2001 in B mesons, strongly suggests that the behavior of these particles under weak interactions must also be asymmetric under time reversal T . However, until recent years there has not been a direct detection of the expected time-reversal violation in the time evolution of any system. This Colloquium examines the field of time-reversal symmetry breaking in the fundamental laws of physics. For transitions, its observation requires an asymmetry with exchange of initial and final states. A discussion is given of the conceptual basis for such an exchange with unstable particles, using the quantum properties of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entanglement available at B meson factories combined with the decay as a filtering measurement. The method allows a clear-cut separation of different transitions between flavor and C P eigenstates in the decay of neutral B mesons. These ideas have been implemented for the experiment by the BABAR Collaboration at SLAC's B factory. The results, presented in 2012, prove beyond any doubt the violation of time-reversal invariance in the time evolution between these two states of the neutral B meson.

  7. Central Production of Two-Pseudoscalar Meson Systems at the COMPASS Experiment at CERN

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    Austregesilo, Alexander; Mallot, Gerhard

    The question of the existence of glueballs is one of the unsolved problems in modern particle physics and can be regarded as a stringent test for quantum chromodynamics. Especially the supernumerous states in the light scalar meson spectrum are candidates for the observation of mixing effects between $q\\bar q$ mesons and pure gluonic bound states. On the other hand, the existence and the properties of many resonances in this sector are disputed. The COMPASS experiment was proposed to make significant contributions to this field. COMPASS is a fixed-target experiment at the CERN SPS which focused on light-quark hadron spectroscopy during the data taking periods in 2008 and 2009. A world-leading data set was collected with a $190\\,\\mathrm{GeV}/c$ hadron beam impinging on a liquid hydrogen target in order to study, inter alia, the central production of glueball candidates in the light meson sector. Especially the double-Pomeron exchange mechanism is well suited for the production of mesons without valenc...

  8. Calculation of the nucleon-nucleon interaction due to vector-meson exchange

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    We make use of a momentum-space bosonization of a generalized Nambu endash Jona-Lasinio model to calculate the contribution of rho and omega exchange to the one-boson-exchange (OBE) model of the nucleon-nucleon interaction. Momentum-dependent meson-quark coupling constants are obtained in the bosonization scheme. A vector-meson-dominance (VMD) model is used to obtain information concerning the momentum dependence of the meson-nucleon vertex, other than that which arises from the momentum dependence of the meson-quark coupling constants. We find good agreement with the magnitude of the force at q2=0 for both rho and omega exchange. The momentum dependence of the interaction in the region -0.2 GeV2≤q2≤0 was calculated. We only obtain about two-thirds of the strength of the OBE interaction at q2=-0.2 GeV2, suggesting the importance of interactions of shorter range than that considered here. (We note that, for -0.2 GeV2≤q2≤0, we span the range of q2 of significance for nuclear structure studies.) copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  9. Bottom quark mass from Υ mesons

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    The bottom quark pole mass Mb is determined using a sum rule which relates the masses and the electronic decay widths of the Υ mesons to large n moments of the vacuum polarization function calculated from nonrelativistic quantum chromodynamics. The complete set of next-to-next-to-leading order [i.e., O(αs2,αsv,v2) where v is the bottom quark c.m. velocity] corrections is calculated and leads to a considerable reduction of theoretical uncertainties compared to a pure next-to-leading order analysis. However, the theoretical uncertainties remain much larger than the experimental ones. For a two parameter fit for Mb, and the strong M bar S coupling αs, and using the scanning method to estimate theoretical uncertainties, the next-to-next-to-leading order analysis yields 4.74 GeV ≤Mb≤4.87 GeV and 0.096≤αs(Mz)≤0.124 if experimental uncertainties are included at the 95% confidence level and if two-loop running for αs is employed. Mb and αs have a sizable positive correlation. For the running M bar S bottom quark mass this leads to 4.09 GeV ≤mb(MΥ(1S)/2)≤4.32 GeV. If αs is taken as an input, the result for the bottom quark pole mass reads 4.78 GeV ≤Mb≤4.98 GeV[4.08 GeV ≤mb(MΥ(1S)/2)≤4.28 GeV] for 0.114≤αs(Mz)≤0.122. The discrepancies between the results of three previous analyses on the same subject by Voloshin, Jamin, and Pich and Kuehn et al. are clarified. A comprehensive review on the calculation of the heavy-quark - antiquark pair production cross section through a vector current at next-to-next-to leading order in the nonrelativistic expansion is presented. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society

  10. PHYSICS

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    J. Incandela

    The all-plenary format of the CMS week in Cyprus gave the opportunity to the conveners of the physics groups to present the plans of each physics analysis group for tackling early physics analyses. The presentations were complete, so all are encouraged to browse through them on the Web. There is a wealth of information on what is going on, by whom and on what basis and priority. The CMS week was followed by two CMS “physics events”, the ICHEP08 days and the physics days in July. These were two weeks dedicated to either the approval of all the results that would be presented at ICHEP08, or to the review of all the other Monte-Carlo based analyses that were carried out in the context of our preparations for analysis with the early LHC data (the so-called “2008 analyses”). All this was planned in the context of the beginning of a ramp down of these Monte Carlo efforts, in anticipation of data.  The ICHEP days are described below (agenda and talks at: http://indic...

  11. PHYSICS

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    There have been two plenary physics meetings since the December CMS week. The year started with two workshops, one on the measurements of the Standard Model necessary for “discovery physics” as well as one on the Physics Analysis Toolkit (PAT). Meanwhile the tail of the “2007 analyses” is going through the last steps of approval. It is expected that by the end of January all analyses will have converted to using the data from CSA07 – which include the effects of miscalibration and misalignment. January Physics Days The first Physics Days of 2008 took place on January 22-24. The first two days were devoted to comprehensive re¬ports from the Detector Performance Groups (DPG) and Physics Objects Groups (POG) on their planning and readiness for early data-taking followed by approvals of several recent studies. Highlights of POG presentations are included below while the activities of the DPGs are covered elsewhere in this bulletin. January 24th was devo...

  12. Cancer incidence among workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    An analysis of cancer incidence among Los Alamos workers was reported at the Sixteenth Mid-Year Topical Symposium of the Health Physics Society. Cancer incidence was especially low among Anglo-American males for cancer of the lung and oral cancer, cancer sites commonly associated with cigarette smoking. No cases of cancer of the lung, oral cavity, pancreas, or bladder were observed among Anglo-American females in the population. Standardized incidence ratios for cancer of the breast and cancer of the uterine corpus exceeded one; however, these findings were not statistically significant. These findings are consistent with expectation for a population of high socioeconomic class, such as the Laboratory work force. Therefore, working conditions at the Laboratory do not appear to have affected cancer incidence in this population. 1 reference, 2 tables

  13. Physics

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    Cullen, Katherine

    2005-01-01

    Defined as the scientific study of matter and energy, physics explains how all matter behaves. Separated into modern and classical physics, the study attracts both experimental and theoretical physicists. From the discovery of the process of nuclear fission to an explanation of the nature of light, from the theory of special relativity to advancements made in particle physics, this volume profiles 10 pioneers who overcame tremendous odds to make significant breakthroughs in this heavily studied branch of science. Each chapter contains relevant information on the scientist''s childhood, research, discoveries, and lasting contributions to the field and concludes with a chronology and a list of print and Internet references specific to that individual.

  14. Water Supply at Los Alamos during 1997

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    M. N. Maes; S. G. McLin; W. D. Purtymun

    1998-12-01

    Production of potable municipal water supplies during 1997 totaled about 1,285.9 million gallons from wells in the Guaje, Pajarito, and Otowi well fields. There was no water used from the spring gallery in Water Canyon or from Guaje Reservoir during 1997. About 2.4 million gallons of water from Los Alamos Reservoir was used to irrigate public parks and recreational lands. The total water usage in 1997 was about 1,288.3 million gallons, or about 135 gallons per day per person living in Los Alamos County. Groundwater pumpage was down about 82.2 million gallons in 1997 compared with the pumpage in 1996. Four new replacement wells were drilled and cased in Guaje Canyon between October 1997 and March 1998. These wells are currently being developed and aquifer tests are being performed. A special report summarizing the geological, geophysical, and well construction logs will be issued in the near future for these new wells.

  15. Nuclear Forensics at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    Podlesak, David W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Steiner, Robert E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Burns, Carol J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; LaMont, Stephen P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tandon, Lav [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-09

    The overview of this presentation is: (1) Introduction to nonproliferation efforts; (2) Scope of activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory; (3) Facilities for radioanalytical work at LANL; (4) Radiochemical characterization capabilities; and (5) Bulk chemical and materials analysis capabilities. Some conclusions are: (1) Analytical chemistry measurements on plutonium and uranium matrices are critical to numerous defense and non-defense programs including safeguards accountancy verification measurements; (2) Los Alamos National Laboratory operates capable actinide analytical chemistry and material science laboratories suitable for nuclear material forensic characterization; (3) Actinide analytical chemistry uses numerous means to validate and independently verify that measurement data quality objectives are met; and (4) Numerous LANL nuclear facilities support the nuclear material handling, preparation, and analysis capabilities necessary to evaluate samples containing nearly any mass of an actinide (attogram to kilogram levels).

  16. Radiative and Leptonic B-meson Decays from the B-factories

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    Walsh, John; /INFN, Pisa

    2011-11-14

    Radiative and leptonic decays of B-mesons represent an excellent laboratory for the search for New Physics. I present here recent results on radiative and leptonic decays from the Belle and BABAR collaborations. Radiative penguin and leptonic B-meson decays are excellent probes for investigating the effects of New Physics. Although current measurements are in agreement with the Standard Model expectations, they are still quite useful for setting bounds on possible NP models. The B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma} and B {yields} {tau}{nu} measurements, for example, put strong constraints on the mass of charged Higgs bosons in Type II two-Higgs double models. The B {yields} X{sub s}{gamma} branching fraction measurements also constrain models with universal extra dimensions.

  17. Moments of pseudoscalar meson distribution amplitudes from the lattice

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    Based on lattice simulations with two flavors of dynamical, O(a)-improved Wilson fermions we present results for the first two moments of the distribution amplitudes of pseudoscalar mesons at several values of the valence quark masses. By extrapolating our results to the physical masses of up/down and strange quarks, we find the first two moments of the K+ distribution amplitude and the second moment of the π+ distribution amplitude. We use nonperturbatively determined renormalization coefficients to obtain results in the MS scheme. At a scale of 4 GeV2 we find a2π=0.201(114) for the second Gegenbauer moment of the pion's distribution amplitude, while for the kaon, a1K=0.0453(9)(29) and a2K=0.175(18)(47)

  18. Moments of pseudoscalar meson distribution amplitudes from the lattice

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    Based on lattice simulations with two flavours of dynamical, O(a)-improved Wilson fermions we present results for the first two moments of the distribution amplitudes of pseudoscalar mesons at several values of the valence quark masses. By extrapolating our results to the physical masses of up/down and strange quarks, we find the first two moments of the K+ distribution amplitude and the second moment of the π+ distribution amplitude. We use nonperturbatively determined renormalisation coefficients to obtain results in the anti M anti S scheme. At a scale of 4 GeV2 we find a2π=0.201(114) for the second Gegenbauer moment of the pion's distribution amplitude, while for the kaon, aK1=0.0453(9)(29) and aK1=0.175(18)(47). (Orig.)

  19. Low energy scattering phase shifts for meson-baryon systems

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    Detmold, William; Nicholson, Amy N.

    2016-06-01

    In this work, we calculate meson-baryon scattering phase shifts in four channels using lattice QCD methods. From a set of calculations at four volumes, corresponding to spatial sizes of 2, 2.5, 3, and 4 fm, and a pion mass of mπ˜390 MeV , we determine the scattering lengths and effective ranges for these systems at the corresponding quark masses. We also perform the calculation at a lighter quark mass, mπ˜230 MeV , on the largest volume. Using these determinations, along with those in previous work, we perform a chiral extrapolation of the scattering lengths to the physical point after correcting for the effective range contributions using the multivolume calculations performed at mπ˜390 MeV .

  20. B-meson decay constant on the lattice and renormalization

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    We compute in perturbation theory the relation between the B-meson leptonic decay constant FB computed on a lattice by the 1/mb expansion in the manner of Eichten and the continuum: i.e., the physical value of FB. To that aim we compare the QCD radiative corrections up to order αs of the axial-vector-current correlator for different quark masses with the radiative corrections of the effective operator which replaces the correlator in the 1/mb expansion. The latter radiative corrections are computed in the continuum and on a lattice. For this effective operator we recover the anomalous dimension γ=2 already found by Shifman and Voloshin. Our final result is that FB congruent 0.8FBlatt, only weakly dependent on lattice spacing and ΛQCD. .AE

  1. Radiative decay modes of the D{sup 0} meson

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    Asner, D.M.; Gronberg, J.; Hill, T.S.; Lange, D.J.; Morrison, R.J.; Nelson, H.N.; Nelson, T.K.; Roberts, D.; Ryd, A. [University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Balest, R.; Behrens, B.H.; Ford, W.T.; Gritsan, A.; Park, H.; Roy, J.; Smith, J.G. [University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States); Alexander, J.P.; Baker, R.; Bebek, C.; Berger, B.E.; Berkelman, K.; Bloom, K.; Boisvert, V.; Cassel, D.G.; Crowcroft, D.S.; Dickson, M.; von Dombrowski, S.; Drell, P.S.; Ecklund, K.M.; Ehrlich, R.; Foland, A.D.; Gaidarev, P.; Gibbons, L.; Gittelman, B.; Gray, S.W.; Hartill, D.L.; Heltsley, B.K.; Hopman, P.I.; Kandaswamy, J.; Kim, P.C.; Kreinick, D.L.; Lee, T.; Liu, Y.; Mistry, N.B.; Ng, C.R.; Nordberg, E.; Ogg, M.; Patterson, J.R.; Peterson, D.; Riley, D.; Soffer, A.; Valant-Spaight, B.; Ward, C. [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Athanas, M.; Avery, P.; Jones, C.D.; Lohner, M.; Patton, S.; Prescott, C.; Yelton, J.; Zheng, J. [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Brandenburg, G.; Briere, R.A.; Ershov, A.; Gao, Y.S.; Kim, D.Y.; Wilson, R.; Yamamoto, H. [Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Browder, T.E.; Li, Y.; Rodriguez, J.L. [University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (United States); Bergfeld, T.; Eisenstein, B.I.; Ernst, J.; Gladding, G.E.; Gollin, G.D.; Hans, R.M.; Johnson, E.; Karliner, I.; Marsh, M.A.; Palmer, M.; Selen, M.; Thaler, J.J. [University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 61801 (United States); Edwards, K.W. [Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6 and the Institute of Particle Physics (Canada); Bellerive, A.; Janicek, R.; MacFarlane, D.B.; Patel, P.M. [McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2T8 and the Institute of Particle Physics (Canada); Sadoff, A.J. [Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York 14850 (United States); Ammar, R.; Baringer, P.; Bean, A.; Besson, D.; and others

    1998-11-01

    In this paper we describe a search for four radiative decay modes of the D{sup 0} meson: D{sup 0}{r_arrow}{phi}{gamma}, D{sup 0}{r_arrow}{omega}{gamma}, D{sup 0}{r_arrow}{bar K}{sup {asterisk}}{gamma}, and D{sup 0}{r_arrow}{rho}{sup 0}{gamma}. We obtain 90{percent} C.L. upper limits on the branching ratios of these modes of 1.9{times}10{sup {minus}4}, 2.4{times}10{sup {minus}4}, 7.6{times}10{sup {minus}4}, and 2.4{times}10{sup {minus}4}, respectively. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  2. Meson Exchange Current (MEC) Models in Neutrino Interaction Generators

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    Katori, Teppei

    2013-01-01

    Understanding of the so-called 2 particle-2 hole (2p-2h) effect is an urgent program in neutrino interaction physics for current and future oscillation experiments. Such processes are believed to be responsible for the event excesses observed by recent neutrino experiments. The 2p-2h effect is dominated by the meson exchange current (MEC), and is accompanied by a 2-nucleon emission from the primary vertex, instead of a single nucleon emission from the charged-current quasi-elastic (CCQE) interaction. Current and future high resolution experiments can potentially nail down this effect. For this reason, there are world wide efforts to model and implement this process in neutrino interaction simulations. In these proceedings, I would like to describe how this channel is modeled in neutrino interaction generators.

  3. Ion pulse compressor and stretcher ring for linear meson factory

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    The time structure of the accelerated H- beam of Moscow meson factory is defined by technical features of linear acceleration and inadequate to the demands of a considerable part of the physics program envisaged. A new type of a magnetic ring for ion pulse time structure transformation is proposed. The most essential operating modes are as follows: 1) the compression of every stored pulse up to the hundreds times; 2) slow ejection of every pulse over 10 ms. Multiturn charge-changing H- → H+ injection will be used for the effective storage. The magnetic ring is an isochronous one (γ = γ/sub tr/) for the pulse compression mode. Bunch beam structure is maintained without RF bunching system. The beam will be slowly ejected by the modified Piccioni method. The 99% ejection efficiency can be achieved, but the special azimutal distribution of a dispersion function is needed. The main beam dynamics features are shown together with the magnet ring configuration

  4. Ion pulse compressor and stretcher ring for linear meson factory

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    The time structure of the accelerated H- beam of Moscow meson factory is defined by technical features of linear acceleration and inadequate to the demands of a considerable part of the physics program envisaged. A new type of a magnetic ring for ion pulse time structure transformation is proposed. The most essential operating modes are as follows: the compression of every stored pulse up to the hundreds times; slow ejection of every pulse over 10 ms. Multiturn chargechanging H-→H+ injection will be used for the effective storage. The magnetic ring is an isochronous one (ο = ο /SUB tr/ ) for the pulse compression mode. Bunch beam structure is maintained without RF bunching system. The beam will be slowly ejected by the modified Piccioni method. The 99% ejection efficiency can be achieved, but the special azimutal distribution of a dispersion function is needed. The main beam dynamics features are shown together with the magnet ring configuration

  5. The Los Alamos accelerator code group

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    The Los Alamos Accelerator Code Group (LAACG) is a national resource for members of the accelerator community who use and/or develop software for the design and analysis of particle accelerators, beam transport systems, light sources, storage rings, and components of these systems. Below the authors describe the LAACG's activities in high performance computing, maintenance and enhancement of POISSON/SUPERFISH and related codes and the dissemination of information on the INTERNET

  6. Star is born at los alamos

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    Antares is a fusion-research carbon-dioxide laser currently being built at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. When it begins full operation in 1983, it will deliver 40 terawatts of peak power--one-nanosecond, 40-kilojoule pulses of 10.6-micrometer light--on a deuterium-tritium target. Single-sector energy-extraction tests of the first power amplifier will begin in June 1981. It design, optical alignment system, and control system are discussed

  7. Los Alamos National Laboratory Facility Review

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    Nelson, Ronald Owen [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2015-06-05

    This series of slides depicts the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). The Center's 800-MeV linac produces H+ and H- beams as well as beams of moderated (cold to 1 MeV) and unmoderated (0.1 to 600 MeV) neutrons. Experimental facilities and their capabilities and characteristics are outlined. Among these are LENZ, SPIDER, and DANCE.

  8. Experience with confirmation measurement at Los Alamos

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    Confirmation measurements are used at Los Alamos in support of incoming and outgoing shipment accountibility and for support of both at 235U and Pu inventories. Statistical data are presented to show the consistency of measurements on items of identical composition and on items measured at two facilitis using similar instruments. A description of confirmation measurement techniques used in support of 235U and Pu inventories and a discussion on the ability of the measurements to identify items with misstated SNM are given

  9. Experience with confirmation measurement at Los Alamos

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    Confirmation measurements are used at Los Alamos in support of incoming and outgoing shipment accountability and for support of both 235U and Pu inventories. Statistical data are presented to show the consistency of measurements on items of identical composition and on items measured at two facilities using similar instruments. A description of confirmation measurement techniques used in support of 235U and Pu inventories and a discussion on the ability of the measurements to identify items with misstated SNM are given

  10. Amphibians and Reptiles of Los Alamos County

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    Teralene S. Foxx; Timothy K. Haarmann; David C. Keller

    1999-10-01

    Recent studies have shown that amphibians and reptiles are good indicators of environmental health. They live in terrestrial and aquatic environments and are often the first animals to be affected by environmental change. This publication provides baseline information about amphibians and reptiles that are present on the Pajarito Plateau. Ten years of data collection and observations by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of New Mexico, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, and hobbyists are represented.

  11. Los Alamos transuranic waste size reduction facility

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    A transuranic (TRU) Waste Size Reduction Facility (SRF) was designed and constructed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory during the period of 1977 to 1981. This paper summarizes the engineering development, installation, and early test operations of the SRF. The facility incorporates a large stainless steel enclosure fitted with remote handling and cutting equipment to obtain an estimated 4:1 volume reduction of gloveboxes and other bulky metallic wastes

  12. Studies on inclusive meson resonance and particle production

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    Production and decay of meson resonances are studied in medium energy meson-proton collisions. Strong evidence is found that hadronic collisions are dominated by resonance production. Especially the vector mesons have often large inclusive cross sections, typically of the order of few millibarns at the present energies. In all, a majority of pions and kaons appear to be decay products of resonances or other unstable particles. The detailed kinematics of the parent resonance's decays is found to play an important role in determining inclusive pion spectra. The squared transverse momentum distributions of hadrons heavier than the pion appear to have in common an exponential behaviour, with a universal slope for the esponential fall-off. The observed vector meson yields suggest that only a small fraction of the direct lepton production observed at large transverse momentum in nucleon-nucleon interactions is accounted for by the ''old'' vector mesons. An attempt has been made to separate out the central production and fragmentation components of the meson production. Both the central production and the fragmentation of the incoming meson are found to be important mechanisms in the non-strange meson production whereas the central production of strange meson resonances is rare at our energies. The ratios of the observed meson yields are found to be generally in good agreement with a simple quark-counting model. (author)

  13. Searching for New Physics with Charm

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    Petrov, Alexey A.

    2010-01-01

    I provide a comprehensive review of indirect searches for New Physics with charmed mesons. I discuss current theoretical and experimental challenges and successes in understanding decays and mixings of those mesons. I argue that in many New Physics scenarios strong constraints, that surpass those from other search techniques, could be placed on the allowed model parameter space using the existent data from studies of charm transitions. This has direct implications for direct searches of physi...

  14. Spin O decay angular distribution for interfering mesons in electroproduction

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    Funsten, H.; Gilfoyle, G.

    1994-04-01

    Self analyzing meson electroproduction experiments are currently being planned for the CEBAF CLAS detector. These experiments deduce the spin polarization of outgoing unstable spin s (?)0 mesons from their decay angular distribution, W({theta},{psi}). The large angular acceptance of the CLAS detector permits kinematic tracking of a sufficient number of these events to accurately determine electroproduction amplitudes from the deduced polarization. Maximum polarization information is obtained from W({theta},{psi}) for decay into spin 0 daughters. The helicity of the decaying meson is transferred to the daughter`s relative orbital angular momentum m-projection; none is {open_quotes}absorbed{close_quotes} into daughter helicities. The decaying meson`s helicity maximally appears in W({theta},{psi}). W({theta},{psi}) for spin 0 daughters has been derived for (1) vector meson electroproduction and (2) general interfering mesons produced by incident pions. This paper derives W({theta},{psi}) for electroproduction of two interfering mesons that decay into spin 0 daughters. An application is made to the case of interfering scalar and vector mesons. The derivation is an extension of work by Schil using the general decay formalism of Martin. The expressions can be easily extended to the case of N interfering mesons since interference occurs pairwise in the observable W ({theta},{psi}), a quadratic function of the meson amplitudes. The derivation uses the virtual photon density matrix of Schil which is transformed by a meson electroproduction transition operator, T. The resulting density matrix for the interfering mesons is then converted into a corresponding statistical tensor and contracted into the efficiency tensor for spin 0 daughters.

  15. PHYSICS

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    2012-01-01

    The months that have passed since the last CMS Bulletin have been a very busy and exciting time for CMS physics. We have gone from observing the very first 8TeV collisions produced by the LHC to collecting a dataset of the collisions that already exceeds that recorded in all of 2011. All in just a few months! Meanwhile, the analysis of the 2011 dataset and publication of the subsequent results has continued. These results come from all the PAGs in CMS, including searches for the Higgs boson and other new phenomena, that have set the most stringent limits on an ever increasing number of models of physics beyond the Standard Model including dark matter, Supersymmetry, and TeV-scale gravity scenarios, top-quark physics where CMS has overtaken the Tevatron in the precision of some measurements, and bottom-quark physics where CMS made its first discovery of a new particle, the Ξ*0b baryon (candidate event pictured below). Image 2:  A Ξ*0b candidate event At the same time POGs and PAGs...

  16. PHYSICS

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    The time period between the last CMS week and this June was one of intense activity with numerous get-together targeted at addressing specific issues on the road to data-taking. The two series of workshops, namely the “En route to discoveries” series and the “Vertical Integration” meetings continued.   The first meeting of the “En route to discoveries” sequence (end 2007) had covered the measurements of the Standard Model signals as necessary prerequisite to any claim of signals beyond the Standard Model. The second meeting took place during the Feb CMS week and concentrated on the commissioning of the Physics Objects, whereas the third occurred during the April Physics Week – and this time the theme was the strategy for key new physics signatures. Both of these workshops are summarized below. The vertical integration meetings also continued, with two DPG-physics get-togethers on jets and missing ET and on electrons and photons. ...

  17. PHYSICS

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    2011-01-01

    Since the last CMS Week, all physics groups have been extremely active on analyses based on the full 2010 dataset, with most aiming for a preliminary measurement in time for the winter conferences. Nearly 50 analyses were approved in a “marathon” of approval meetings during the first two weeks of March, and the total number of approved analyses reached 90. The diversity of topics is very broad, including precision QCD, Top, and electroweak measurements, the first observation of single Top production at the LHC, the first limits on Higgs production at the LHC including the di-tau final state, and comprehensive searches for new physics in a wide range of topologies (so far all with null results unfortunately). Most of the results are based on the full 2010 pp data sample, which corresponds to 36 pb-1 at √s = 7 TeV. This report can only give a few of the highlights of a very rich physics program, which is listed below by physics group...

  18. Observed supersymmetry in baryon and meson spectra with IBFM, the interacting boson fermion model

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    Supersymetry is already observed in (i) nuclear physics where the same empirical formula based on a graded Lie group describles even-even and odd-even nuclear spectra and (ii) in Nambu-BCS theory where there is a simple relationship between the energy gap of the basic fermion and the bosonic collective modes. Similar relationships between large number of mesonic and baryonic excitations based on the SU(3) substructure in the U(15/30) graded Lie group, are proposed. (author)

  19. Heavy meson spectroscopy under strong magnetic field

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    Yoshida, Tetsuya

    2016-01-01

    Spectra of the neutral heavy mesons, $\\eta_c(1S,2S)$, $J/psi$, $\\psi(2S)$, $\\eta_b(1S,2S,3S)$, $\\Upsilon(1S,2S,3S)$, $D$, $D^\\ast$, $B$, $B^\\ast$, $B_s$ and $B_s^\\ast$, in a homogeneous magnetic field are analyzed in a potential model of constituent quarks. To obtain anisotropic wave functions and the corresponding eigenvalues, the cylindrical Gaussian expansion method is applied, where the wave functions for transverse and longitudinal directions in the cylindrical coordinate are expanded by the Gaussian bases separately. Energy level structures in the wide range of magnetic field are obtained and the deformation of the wave functions is shown, which reflects effects of the spin mixing, the Zeeman splitting and quark Landau levels. The contribution from the magnetic catalysis in heavy-light mesons is discussed as a change of the light constituent quark mass.

  20. Neutral-meson oscillations with torsion

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    Poplawski, Nikodem J

    2011-01-01

    We propose a simple mechanism that may explain the observed particle-antiparticle asymmetry in the Universe. In the Einstein-Cartan-Sciama-Kibble theory of gravity, the intrinsic spin of matter generates spacetime torsion. Classical Dirac fields in the presence of torsion obey the nonlinear Hehl-Datta equation which is asymmetric under a charge-conjugation transformation. Accordingly, at extremely high densities that existed in the very early Universe, fermions have higher effective masses than antifermions. As a result, a meson composed of a light quark and a heavy antiquark has a lower effective mass than its antiparticle. Neutral-meson oscillations in thermal equilibrium therefore favor the production of light quarks and heavy antiquarks, which may be related to baryogenesis.