Search for Monochromatic Pion Emission in $\bar{p} p$ Annihilation From Atomic $p$ States

The ASTERIX collaboration Ahmad, S. ; Amsler, Claude ; Armenteros, R. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B152 (1985) 135-139, 1985.
Inspire Record 207457 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49644
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X means a narrow state.


$\bar{p} p$ Annihilation Into $\pi^+ \pi^-$ and $K^+ K^-$ From Atomic $p$ States

The ASTERIX collaboration Doser, M. ; Botlo, M. ; Ahmad, S. ; et al.
Nucl.Phys. A486 (1988) 493-511, 1988.
Inspire Record 261310 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.37012

We have obtained the branching ratios for p p annihilation at rest into π + π − and K + K − in a pure p p initial angular momentum state L = 1. A gaseous hydrogen target at normal pressure and temperature was used and events associated with transitions of the antiprotonic atom to the 2p level were selected by detecting the Balmer X-ray series. The branching ratios for p p annihilation into π + π − and K + K − from the 2p state are (4.81 ± 0.49) × 10 −3 and (2.87 ± 0.51) × 10 −4 , respect The pion yield is slightly larger than in liquid hydrogen, where L = 0 annihilation dominates, while the kaon yield is suppressed by a factor of four. Using these and previous data, we derive the branching ratios for pp annihilation into all ππ and K K modes from S and P states. A measurement in gaseous hydrogen, without X-ray requirement, yields the branching ratios (4.30 ± 0.14) × 10 −3 and (6.92 ± 0.41) × 10 −4 . With the known branching ratios of (3.33 ± 0.17) × 10 −3 and (1.01 ± 0.05) × 10 −3 in liquid hydrogen, we find that (50.3 ± 6.4)% of all annihilations in gas at NTP occur in the initial angular momentum state L = 1.

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