A search for narrow states in antineutron-proton total and annihilation cross sections near N̄N threshold

T. Armstrong, C. Chu, J. Clement, C. Elinon, M. Furic, K. Hartman, A. Hicks, E. Hungerford, T. Kishimoto, J. Kruk, R. Lewis, D. Lowenstein, W. Lochstet, B. Mayes, B. Moss, G. Mutchler, L. Pinsky, G. A. Smith, L. Tang, W. von WitschY. Xue

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Abstract

The n̄p total and annihilation cross section have been measured from near N̄N threshold (1880 MeV) to 1940 MeV with RMS resolution ranging from 0.08 MeV (1880 MeV) to 6.7 MeV (1940 MeV). No significant narrow meson structures were seen, with 90% CL upper limits of 40-180 mb-MeV on σΓ for states with width less than our resolution. Combined with increasing unitarity bounds on σ as one approaches threshold, these limits confine widths of possible predicted states below 1900 MeV to less than ∼ 1 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume175
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Aug 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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