Quark mean field model with pion and gluon corrections for Λ and Ξ^{0} hypernuclei and neutron stars
Abstract
Properties of Λ and Ξ^{0} hypernuclei and neutron stars are investigated in a quark mean field model with pion and gluon corrections. First, u , d , and s quarks are confined by relativistic harmonic oscillator potentials to generate baryons, such as nucleons and Λ , Σ , and Ξ hyperons. The effects of pionquark coupling and onegluon exchange are considered perturbatively. Then, the baryons interact with each other through exchanging σ , ω , and ρ mesons between quarks in hypernuclei and nuclear matter. The strengths of confinement potentials for u , d , and s quarks are determined by the masses and radii of free baryons. The coupling constants between the quarks and mesons are fixed by the groundstate properties of several nuclei and singlehyperon potentials at nuclear saturation density, which yields three parameter sets for the coupling constants between mesons and quarks, named QMFNK1S, QMFNK2S, and QMFNK3S. Compared to the results of the previous quark mean field model without pion and gluon corrections, it is found that properties of Λ hypernuclei, i.e., the singleΛ energies, are more consistent with the experimental observables. Properties of Ξ^{0} hypernuclei are also calculated and compared with the results in the previous quark mean field model. With these three parameter sets, the neutron stars containing hyperons are investigated through solving the TolmanOppenheimerVolkoff equation. Maximum masses of neutron stars approach 2.1 M_{⊙} with hyperons, and corresponding radii are around 13 km.
 Publication:

Physical Review C
 Pub Date:
 May 2017
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevC.95.054310
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1704.08884
 Bibcode:
 2017PhRvC..95e4310X
 Keywords:

 Nuclear Theory
 EPrint:
 25 pages, 9 figures, 5 tables, accepted to Phys. Rev. C