


Martínez Torres, Alberto; Khemchandani, K. P.; Oset Báguena, Eulogio
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We evaluate the 'σ' exchange contribution to the K¯N→K¯N scattering within a chiral unitary approach. We show that the chiral transition potentials for ππ→KK¯ in the tchannel lead to a 'σ' contribution that vanishes in the K¯ forward direction and, hence, would produce a null 'σ' exchange contribution to the K− optical potential in nuclear matter in a simple impulse approximation. This is a consequence of the fact that the leading order chiral Lagrangian gives an I=0 ππ→KK¯ amplitude proportional to the squared momentum transfer, q2. This finding poses questions on the meaning or the origin of 'σ' exchange potentials used in relativistic mean field approaches to the K− nuclear selfenergy. This elementary 'σ' exchange potential in K¯N→K¯N is compared to the WeinbergTomozawa term and is found to be smaller than present theoretical uncertainties but will be relevant in the future when aiming at fitting increasingly more accurate data.


Martínez Torres, Alberto Khemchandani, K. P. Oset Báguena, Eulogio 2008 The sigma K coupling in the chiral unitary approach and the isoscalar (K)overbarN , (K)overbarA interaction European Physical Journal A 36 2 211 218 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epja/i2007105743
