Variational calculations forK¯–few-nucleon systems

S. Wycech, A. M. Green
2009 Physical Review C  
Deeply bound KNN, KNNN and KNNNN states are discussed. The effective force exerted by the K meson on the nucleons is calculated with static nucleons. Next the binding energies are obtained by solving the Schrodinger equation or by variational calculations. The dominant attraction comes from the S-wave Lambda(1405) and an additional contribution is due to Sigma(1385). The latter state is formed at the nuclear peripheries and absorbs a sizable piece of the binding energy. It also generates new
more » ... nches of quasi-bound states. The lowest binding energies based on a phenomenological KN input fall into the 40-80 MeV range for KNN, 90-150 MeV for KNNN and 120-220 MeV for K-alpha systems. The uncertainties are due to unknown KN interactions in the distant subthreshold energy region.
doi:10.1103/physrevc.79.014001 fatcat:eeb7lor6ovdjpcgbvpr5dpfh7y