Parametrization of cross sections for elementary hadronic collisions involving strange particles

Hirtz, Jason; David, J. -C.; Boudard, A.; Cugnon, J.; Leray, S.; Leya, Ingo; Mancusi, D. (2018). Parametrization of cross sections for elementary hadronic collisions involving strange particles. European physical journal - plus, 133(10) EDP Sciences 10.1140/epjp/i2018-12312-7

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The production of strange particles (kaons, hyperons) and hypernuclei in light charged-particle-induced reactions in the energy range of a few GeV (2-15 GeV) has become a topic of active research in several facilities (e.g., HypHI and PANDA at GSI and/or FAIR (Germany), JLab (USA), and JPARC (Japan)). This energy range represents the low-energy limit of the string models (degree of freedom: quark and gluon) or the high-energy limit of the so-called spallation models (degree of freedom: hadrons). A well-known spallation model is INCL, the Liège intranuclear cascade model (combined with a de-excitation model to complete the reaction). INCL, known to give good results up to 2-3GeV, was recently upgraded by the implementation of multiple pion emission to extend the energy range of applicability up to roughly 15GeV. The next step, to account also for strange particle production, both for refining the high-energy domain and making it usable when strangeness appears, requires the following main ingredients: i) the relevant elementary cross sections (production, scattering, and absorption) and ii) the characteristics of the associated final states. Some of those ingredients are already known and, sometimes, already used in models of the same type (e.g., Bertini, GiBUU), but this paper aims at reviewing the situation by compiling, updating, and comparing the necessary elementary information which are independent of the model used.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > NCCR PlanetS

UniBE Contributor:

Hirtz, Jason and Leya, Ingo


500 Science > 520 Astronomy
600 Technology > 620 Engineering




EDP Sciences




Dora Ursula Zimmerer

Date Deposited:

22 May 2019 13:27

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24 Oct 2019 19:43

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