The πρ cloud contribution to the ω width in nuclear matter

  • The width of the ω meson in cold nuclear matter is computed in a hadronic many-body approach, focusing on a detailed treatment of the medium modifications of intermediate πρ states. The π and ρ propagators are dressed by their self-energies in nuclear matter taken from previously constrained many-body calculations. The pion self-energy includes Nh and Δh excitations with short-range correlations, while the ρ self-energy incorporates the same dressing of its 2π cloud with a full 3-momentum dependence and vertex corrections, as well as direct resonance-hole excitations; both contributions were quantitatively fit to total photo-absorption spectra and πN→ρN scattering. Our calculations account for in-medium decays of type ωN→πN(⁎),ππN(Δ), and 2-body absorptions ωNN→NN(⁎),πNN. This causes deviations of the in-medium ω width from a linear behavior in density, with important contributions from spacelike ρ propagators. The ω width from the ρπ cloud may reach up to 200 MeV at normal nuclear matter density, with a moderate 3-momentum dependence. This largely resolves the discrepancy of linear T–ϱ approximations with the values deduced from nuclear photoproduction measurements.

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Author:Daniel Cabrera, Ralf RappORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Physics Letters B
Place of publication:Amsterdam
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2013/12/31
Date of first Publication:2013/12/31
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/10/04
Page Number:5
First Page:67
Last Page:71
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0