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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2015, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (2): S20506 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.26.S20506

Special Issue: Special Section on International Workshop on Nuclear Dynamics in Heavy-Ion Reaction (IWND2014)

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Antiproton-nucleus reactions at intermediate energies

Alexei Borisovich Larionov   

  1. 1Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Frankfurt am Main D-60438, Germany
    2National Research Centre, Kurchatov Institute, Moscow 123182, Russia
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Alexei Borisovich Larionov. Antiproton-nucleus reactions at intermediate energies.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2015, 26(2): S20506     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.26.S20506


Antiproton-induced reactions on nuclei at the beam energies from hundreds MeV up to several GeV provide
an excellent opportunity to study interactions between the antiproton and secondary particles (mesons, baryons
and antibaryons) with nucleons. The antiproton projectile is unique in the sense that most of the annihilation
particles are relatively slow in the target nucleus frame. Hence, the prehadronic e ects do not much influence
their interactions with the nucleons of the nuclear residue. Moreover, the particles with momenta less than
about 1 GeV/c are sensitive to nuclear mean field potentials. This paper discusses the microscopic transport
calculations of the antiproton-nucleus reactions and is focused on three related problems: (i) antiproton potential
determination, (ii) possible formation of strongly bound antiproton-nucleus systems, and (iii) strangeness

Key words: Antiproton-nucleus reaction, GiBUU model, Relativistic mean field, Optical potential, Compressed nuclear configuration