Measurement of the H3 lifetime in Au+Au collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018 American Physical Society. An improved measurement of the H3 lifetime is presented. In this paper, the mesonic decay modes H3He3 + - and H3d+p+- are used to reconstruct the H3 from Au+Au collision data collected by the STAR collaboration at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). A minimum 2 estimation is used to determine the lifetime of =142-21+24(stat.)29(syst.) ps. This lifetime is about 50% shorter than the lifetime =2632 ps of a free , indicating strong hyperon-nucleon interaction in the hypernucleus system. The branching ratios of the mesonic decay channels are also determined to satisfy B.R.(He3+-)/(B.R.(He3+-)+B.R.(d+p+-))=0.320.05(stat.)0.08(syst.). Our ratio result favors the assignment J(H3)=12 over J(H3)=32. These measurements will help to constrain models of hyperon-baryon interactions.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review C

author list (cited authors)

  • Adamczyk, L., Adams, J. R., Adkins, J. K., Agakishiev, G., Aggarwal, M. M., Ahammed, Z., ... Zyzak, M.

complete list of authors

  • Adamczyk, L||Adams, JR||Adkins, JK||Agakishiev, G||Aggarwal, MM||Ahammed, Z||Ajitanand, NN||Alekseev, I||Alford, J||Anderson, DM||Aoyama, R||Aparin, A||Arkhipkin, D||Aschenauer, EC||Ashraf, MU||Attri, A||Averichev, GS||Bai, X||Bairathi, V||Barish, K||Behera, A||Bellwied, R||Bhasin, A||Bhati, AK||Bhattarai, P||Bielcik, J||Bielcikova, J||Bland, LC||Bordyuzhin, IG||Bouchet, J||Brandenburg, JD||Brandin, AV||Brown, D||Bryslawskyj, J||Bunzarov, I||Butterworth, J||Caines, H||Calderón de la Barca Sánchez, M||Campbell, JM||Cebra, D||Chakaberia, I||Chaloupka, P||Chang, Z||Chankova-Bunzarova, N||Chatterjee, A||Chattopadhyay, S||Chen, X||Chen, X||Chen, JH||Cheng, J||Cherney, M||Christie, W||Contin, G||Crawford, HJ||Das, S||Dedovich, TG||Deng, J||Deppner, IM||Derevschikov, AA||Didenko, L||Dilks, C||Dong, X||Drachenberg, JL||Draper, JE||Dunlop, JC||Efimov, LG||Elsey, N||Engelage, J||Eppley, G||Esha, R||Esumi, S||Evdokimov, O||Ewigleben, J||Eyser, O||Fatemi, R||Fazio, S||Federic, P||Federicova, P||Fedorisin, J||Feng, Z||F

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM