Thermodynamics of the strange baryon system from a coupled-channels analysis and missing states

Fernández-Ramírez, César (Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 Mexico City, Mexico) ; Lo, Pok Man (Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw, PL-50204 Wrocław, Poland) ; Petreczky, Peter (Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973, USA)

06 November 2018

Abstract: We study the thermodynamics of the strange baryon system by using an S-matrix formulation of statistical mechanics. For this purpose, we employ an existing coupled-channel study involving K¯N,πΛ, and πΣ interactions in the S=1 sector. A novel method is proposed to extract an effective phase shift due to the interaction, which can subsequently be used to compute various thermal observables via a relativistic virial expansion. As an application of the calculation scheme, we compute the correlation of the net baryon number with strangeness (χBS) for an interacting hadron gas. We show that the S-matrix approach, which entails a consistent treatment of resonances and naturally incorporates the additional hyperon states which are not listed by the Particle Data Group, leads to an improved description of the lattice data over the hadron resonance gas model.

Published in: Physical Review C 98 (2018)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.98.044910
arXiv: 1806.02177
License: CC-BY-4.0

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