Multiple pion production in π-Ne collisions at 10.5 and 200 GeV

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Journal Article

We have measured the multiplicities of pions produced in the collisions of π mesons with neon nuclei at bombarding momenta of 10.5 and 200 GeV/c. The diffractive production of pions is clearly separable. If one excludes the diffractive part, the pion multiplicity obeys the same Koba-Nielsen-Olesen scaling as found previously for π - p collisions. This fact would seem to indicate the validity of an energy-flux or collective-variable description of the production process. A surprisingly large number of energetic protons (> 1 GeV/c lab momentum) are found to be produced in π-Ne collisions. © 1975 The American Physical Society.

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Cited Authors

  • Elliott, JR; Fortney, LR; Goshaw, AT; Lamsa, JW; Loos, JS; Robertson, WJ; Walker, WD; Yeager, WM; Binkley, ME

Published Date

  • January 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 607 - 610

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.607

Citation Source

  • Scopus