Non-binding of flavor-singlet hadrons to nuclei

Glennys R. Farrar, Gabrijela Zaharijas

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    Strongly attractive color forces in the flavor singlet channel may lead to a stable H dibaryon. Here we show that an H or other compact, flavor singlet hadron is unlikely to bind to nuclei, so that bounds on exotic isotopes do not exclude their stability. Remarkably, a stable H appears to evade other experimental constraints as well, when account is taken of its expected compact spatial wavefunction.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)223-228
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Issue number3-4
    StatePublished - May 1 2003

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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