Decuplet baryons in nuclear and hyperonic medium
Department of Physics, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Jalandhar, Punjab, 144011, India
Accepted: 11 April 2020
Published online: 19 May 2020
Masses and the magnetic moments of baryon decuplet are evaluated in the symmetric nuclear and hyperonic matter at finite temperature using a chiral SU(3) quark mean field model approach. The decuplet baryon masses considerably decrease with the rise in the baryonic density of the medium. With the increase in strangeness (more number of hyperons as compared to nucleons) fraction, the non-strange baryons show an increase in their masses, whereas the strange baryons show a decrease. The contributions coming from the valence quarks, quark sea and the orbital angular momentum of the quark sea have been considered to calculate net magnetic moment. The magnetic moments of decuplet baryons are found to show a considerable increase with the baryonic density of the medium since constituent quark magnetic moment and the quark spin polarizations show significant variation in the nuclear medium especially in the low temperature and baryonic density regime. The increase is however quantitatively less as compared to the case of octet baryon members. With the inclusion of hyperons along with nucleons, the non-strange baryons show a decrease in the magnitude of their effective magnetic moments, whereas the strange baryons show an increase. The strangeness fraction of the medium is found to largely affect the valence quark magnetic moment and quark sea magnetic moment of the baryons.
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