Analysis of charged-particle–photon correlations in hadronic multiparticle production
In order to analyze data on joint charged-particle–photon distributions from an experimental search (T-864, MiniMax) for disoriented chiral condensate (DCC) at the Fermilab Tevatron collider, we have identified robust observables, ratios of normalized bivariate factorial moments, with many desirable properties. These include insensitivity to many efficiency corrections and the details of the modeling of the primary pion production, and sensitivity to the production of DCC, as opposed to the generic, binomial-distribution partition of pions into charged and neutral species. The relevant formalism is developed and tested in Monte Carlo simulations of the MiniMax experimental conditions. © 1997 The American Physical Society.
Brooks, TC; Convery, ME; Davis, WL; Del Signore, KW; Jenkins, TL; Kangas, E; Knepley, MG; Kowalski, KL; Taylor, CC; Oh, SH; Walker, WD; Colestock, PL; Hanna, B; Martens, M; Streets, J; Ball, R; Gustafson, HR; Jones, LW; Longo, MJ; Bjorken, JD; Abashian, A; Morgan, N; Pruneau, CA
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