Spectral functions of the pseudoscalar D meson in the nuclear medium are analyzed using QCD sum rules and the maximum entropy method. This approach enables us to extract the spectral functions without any phenomenological assumption, and thus to visualize in-medium modification of the spectral functions directly. It is found that the reduction of the chiral condensates of dimension 3 and 5 causes the masses of both D^+ and D^− mesons to grow gradually at finite density. Additionally, we construct charge-conjugate-projected sum rules and find a D^+-D^− mass splitting of about -15 MeV at nuclear saturation density.
Date of publication:
Phys. Rev. C 93 (2016) 045209