- Rho meson broadening in hot and dense hadronic matter (1999)
- The modification of the width of rho mesons due to in-medium decays and collisions is evaluated. The decay width is calculated from the imaginary part of the one-loop selfenergy at finite temperature. The collision width is related to the cross sections of the rho + pion and the rho + nucleon reactions. A calculation based on an e ective Lagrangian shows the importance of including the direct pho pi - > pho pi scattering which is dominated by the a1 exchange. A large broadening of the spectral function is found, accompanied by a strength suppression at the pole. http://www.arxiv.org/abs/nucl-th/9812059
- Rho meson broadening and dilepton production in heavy ion collisions (1999)
- The modification of the width of the rho meson due to in-medium decays and collisions is evaluated. In high temperature and/or high density hadronic matter, the collision width is much larger than the one-loop decay width. The large width of the meson in matter seems to be consistent with some current interpretations of the e+e mass spectra measured at the CERN/SPS.
- Meson mass modification in strange hadronic matter (1999)
- We investigate in stable strange hadronic matter (SHM) the modifica- tion of the masses of the scalar (sigma,sigma') and the vector (omega,phi) mesons. The baryon ground state is treated in the relativistic Hartree approximation in the nonlinear sigma-omega and linear sigma'- phi model. In stable SHM, the masses of all the mesons reveal considerable reduction due to large vacuum polarization contribution from the hyperons and small density dependent effects caused by larger binding. PACS: 21.65+f, 24.10Jv