The KAMEO proposal: Investigation of the E2 nuclear resonance effects in kaonic atoms

De Paolis, L. and Bazzi, M. and Bosnar, D. and Bragadireanu, M. and Cargnelli, M. (2023) The KAMEO proposal: Investigation of the E2 nuclear resonance effects in kaonic atoms. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (3). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1826-9885

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The E2 nuclear resonance effect is a phenomenon that occurs when the energy of an atomic de-excitation state closely matches that of a nuclear excitation state, resulting in the attenuation of certain atomic X-ray lines in the resonant isotope target. The study of this effect in kaonic atoms can provide important insight into the mechanisms of the strong kaon-nucleus interaction. In 1975, Goldfrey, Lum, and Wiegand at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory observed the effect in 98 42Mo, but they did not have enough data to reach a conclusive result. The E2 nuclear resonance effect is expected to occur in four kaonic molybdenum isotopes (94 42Mo, 96 42Mo, 98 42Mo, and 100 42 Mo) with similar energy values. The KAMEO (Kaonic Atoms Measuring Nuclear Resonance Effects Observables) proposal plans to study this effect in these isotopes at the DAΦNE Φ factory during the SIDDHARTA-2 experiment. KAMEO will use four solid strip targets, each enriched with a different molybdenum isotope, and expose them to negatively charged kaons produced by Φ meson decays. The X-ray transition measurements will be performed using a high-purity germanium detector, and an additional solid strip target of non-resonant 92 42Mo isotope will be exposed and used as a reference for standard non-resonant transitions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2024 12:14
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