The NN → NNη reaction close to threshold

A. Moalem, E. Gedalin, L. Razdolskaja, Z. Shorer

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The pp → ppη and np → npη reactions at energies near the η production threshold are studied in a non-relativistic one boson exchange model, where the N* (1535 MeV) S11 resonance is excited through the exchange of π, η, ρ and ω mesons and subsequently decays into an ηN pair. Energy integrated cross sections and energy spectra of the out going η's are reported. Providing NN and ηN final state interactions are taken into account coherently, the model reproduces both the scale and energy dependence of the cross section for the pp → ppη reactions up to 100 MeV. Final state interaction corrections due to the nucleon-nucleon and meson-nucleon forces influence strongly the scale and shape of the cross sections. The shape of the energy spectra of the outgoing η's provides a clear signature of the ηN force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-460
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number4
StatePublished - 22 Apr 1996

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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