Investigation of the p–Sigma0 interaction via femtoscopy in pp collisions
KARASU UYSAL, Ayben
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This Letter presents the first direct investigation of the p–Sigma0 interaction, using the femtoscopy technique in high-multiplicity pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV measured by the ALICE detector. The Sigma0 is reconstructed via the decay channel to Lambda-γ, and the subsequent decay of Lambda to pπ−. The photon is detected via the conversion in material to e+e− pairs exploiting the capability of the ALICE detector to measure electrons at low transverse momenta. The measured p–Sigma0 correlation indicates a shallow strong interaction. The comparison of the data to several theoretical predictions obtained employing the Correlation Analysis Tool using the Schrödinger Equation (CATS) and the Lednický–Lyuboshits approach shows that the current experimental precision does not yet allow to discriminate between different models, as it is the case for the available scattering and hypernuclei data. Nevertheless, the p–Sigma0 correlation function is found to be sensitive to the strong interaction, and driven by the interplay of the different spin and isospin channels. This pioneering study demonstrates the feasibility of a femtoscopic measurement in the p-Sigma0 channel and with the expected larger data samples in LHC Run 3 and Run 4, the p–Sigma0 interaction will be constrained with high precision.
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