Neutral-pion production and diffraction dissociation in high-energy Nucleon collisions

Journal Article

In this paper we examine the correlation between neutral and charged pions mainly at 200 GeV/c in proton collisions. The events are divided into diffractive and nondiffractive categories. With this separation, the correlation between neutral and charged pions in either category is smaller than without the separation. The residual correlation can probably be accounted for by resonance production. A simple model is proposed involving the production of I=0 pairs of pions which can explain the bulk of the data. We also examine the multiplicity distribution of the nondiffractive events, which is nearly Poisson in nature. © 1982 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Band, HR; Walker, WD; Fortney, LR; Goshaw, AT; Lucas, PW; Robertson, WJ; Kim, IJ; Sun, CR; Wong, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1013 - 1018

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2821

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.26.1013

Citation Source

  • Scopus