The present work deals with e+-e− pair production in the four-nucleon system. We first analyze the process as a purely electromagnetic one in the context of a state-of-the-art approach to nuclear strong-interaction dynamics and nuclear electromagnetic currents, derived from chiral effective field theory (χEFT). Next, we examine how the exchange of a hypothetical low-mass boson would impact the cross section for such a process. We consider several possibilities, that this boson is either a scalar, pseudoscalar, vector, or axial particle. The ab initio calculations use exact hyperspherical-harmonics methods to describe the bound state and low-energy spectrum of the A=4 continuum, and they fully account for initial state interaction effects in the 3+1 clusters. While electromagnetic interactions are treated to high orders in the chiral expansion, the interactions of the hypothetical boson with nucleons are modeled in leading-order χEFT (albeit, in some instances, selected subleading contributions are also accounted for). We also provide an overview of possible future experiments probing pair production in the A=4 system at a number of candidate facilities.

X17boson and the 3H(p,e+(e-)4He and 3He (p,e+(e-) 4He processes: A theoretical analysis / Viviani, M.; Filandri, E.; Girlanda, L.; Gustavino, C.; Kievsky, A.; Marcucci, L. E.; Schiavilla, R.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW C. - ISSN 2469-9985. - STAMPA. - 105:1(2022). [10.1103/PhysRevC.105.014001]

X17boson and the 3H(p,e+(e-)4He and 3He (p,e+(e-) 4He processes: A theoretical analysis

Filandri E.;Kievsky A.;
2022-01-01

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The present work deals with e+-e− pair production in the four-nucleon system. We first analyze the process as a purely electromagnetic one in the context of a state-of-the-art approach to nuclear strong-interaction dynamics and nuclear electromagnetic currents, derived from chiral effective field theory (χEFT). Next, we examine how the exchange of a hypothetical low-mass boson would impact the cross section for such a process. We consider several possibilities, that this boson is either a scalar, pseudoscalar, vector, or axial particle. The ab initio calculations use exact hyperspherical-harmonics methods to describe the bound state and low-energy spectrum of the A=4 continuum, and they fully account for initial state interaction effects in the 3+1 clusters. While electromagnetic interactions are treated to high orders in the chiral expansion, the interactions of the hypothetical boson with nucleons are modeled in leading-order χEFT (albeit, in some instances, selected subleading contributions are also accounted for). We also provide an overview of possible future experiments probing pair production in the A=4 system at a number of candidate facilities.
2022
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Viviani, M.; Filandri, E.; Girlanda, L.; Gustavino, C.; Kievsky, A.; Marcucci, L. E.; Schiavilla, R.
X17boson and the 3H(p,e+(e-)4He and 3He (p,e+(e-) 4He processes: A theoretical analysis / Viviani, M.; Filandri, E.; Girlanda, L.; Gustavino, C.; Kievsky, A.; Marcucci, L. E.; Schiavilla, R.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW C. - ISSN 2469-9985. - STAMPA. - 105:1(2022). [10.1103/PhysRevC.105.014001]
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