Theory of Formation and Decay of Metastable States of Hadronic Helium Atoms
Theory of mesic atom formation is applied to obtain primary populations of recently-discovered metastable states of hadronic He atoms. The calculated primary populations of the long-lived kaonic states in He are in agreement with the experimental data. Life times of these states exceed the measured value, suggesting a collisional quenching of metastable states. For antiprotonic. He, preliminary estimations of population are given.
KeywordsTransition Rate Metastable State Principal Quantum Number Primary Population Auger Transition
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