Intermediate mass dileptons from secondary Drell-Yan processes


Journal Article

Recent reports on enhancements of intermediate and high mass muon pairs produced in heavy ion collisions have attracted much attention. To gain a better understanding of the content of the dilepton continuum, we study Drell-Yan production from secondary hadron interactions in nucleus-nucleus collisions. We show that meson-baryon interactions can be an important source of m ∼ 2 GeV dileptons. We also discuss the effects of preresonance parton collisions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Spieles, C; Gerland, L; Hammon, N; Bleicher, M; Bass, SA; Stöcker, H; Greiner, W; Lourenço, C; Vogt, R

Published Date

  • August 10, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 638 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 507c - 510c

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0375-9474(98)00345-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus