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    • Recent physics at COSY — a review

      H Machner

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      The COSY accelerator in Jülich is presented together with its internal and external detectors. The physics program performed recently is discussed with emphasis on strangeness physics and precision experiments

    • ENSTAR detector forη- mesic studies

      A Chatterjee B J Roy V Jha P Shukla H Machner

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      We have initiated a search for a new type of nuclear matter, theη-mesic nucleus, using beams from the multi-GeV hadron facility, COSY at Juelich, Germany. A large acceptance scintillator detector, ENSTAR has been designed and built at BARC, Mumbai and fully assembled and tested at COSY. A test run for calibration and evaluation has been completed. In this contribution we present the design and technical details of the ENSTAR detector and how it will be used to detect protons and pions (the decay products ofη-mesic bound state). The detector is made of plastic scintillators arranged in three concentric cylindrical layers. The readout of the detectors is by means of optical fibres. The layers are used to generate ΔEE spectra for particle identification and total energy information of stopped particles. The granularity of the detector allows for position (θ and ϕø determination making the event reconstruction kinematically complete

    • Isospin symmetry violation, meson production and η-nucleus interaction studies

      B J Roy V Jha A Chatterjee H Machner

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      We have studied isospin symmetry violation in nuclear reactions by measuring simultaneously the cross-section of the following two reactionsp +d3H π+ andp +d3He π0. The experiment was perfomed at the cooler synchrotron accelerator COSY, Jülich at several beam energies close to the correspondingη production threshold. We also have ongoing programmes onη-nucleus final-state interaction studies viap+6 Li →7 Be +η reactions, high resolution search for dibaryonic resonances and lambda-proton final state interaction studies. The experimental details and results obtained so far are presented here

    • Study ofη-nucleus interaction through the formation ofη-nucleus bound state

      V Jha B J Roy A Chatterjee H Machner

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      The question of possible existence ofη-mesic nuclei is quite intriguing. Answer to this question will deeply enrich our understanding ofη-nucleus interaction which is not so well-understood. We review the experimental efforts for the search ofη-mesic nuclei and describe the physics motivation behind it. We present the description of an experiment for the search ofη-nucleus bound state using the GeV proton beam, currently being performed at COSY

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