Jun 5 – 9, 2023
Genova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Chiral symmetry restoration in nuclear medium observed in pionic atoms

Jun 5, 2023, 5:30 PM
DAD - Room 1A (Genova, Italy)

DAD - Room 1A

Genova, Italy

Contributed Hadrons in hot and nuclear environment Hadrons in hot and nuclear environment


Dr Kenta Itahashi (RIKEN)


We report the recent results of spectroscopy of deeply bound pionic atoms. After elaborate analyses, we deduced the chiral condensate at the nuclear saturation density to be reduced by a factor of 60+-3% (T. Nishi, K. Itahashi et al., Nat. Phys. (2023) doi:10.1038/s41567-023-02001-x). We also discuss our future plans to make the spectroscopy in the inverse kinematics.

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Dr Kenta Itahashi (RIKEN)

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