Single-particle distributions of π Mesons produced in π+p, K+p, pp, and π-p collisions at high energies

M. S. Chen, R. R. Kinsey, T. W. Morris, R. S. Panvini, L. L. Wang, T. F. Wong, S. L. Stone, T. Ferbel, P. Slattery, B. Werner, J. W. Elbert, A. R. Erwin

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Abstract

A comparison is made of single-particle momentum distributions of pions produced in 7.0-GeVcπ+p, 12.7-GeVcK+p, 28.5-GeVcpp, and 24.8-GeVcπ-p interactions. We observe that the distributions for negative pions which have low laboratory momentum (target fragments) in π+p, K+p, and pp interactions agree with each other when normalized by their respective asymptotic total cross sections. However, the corresponding distributions from the π-p reaction are significantly different from the rest. This difference is particularly interesting in view of recent theoretical predictions for inclusive reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1585-1588
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume26
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971
Externally publishedYes

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    Chen, M. S., Kinsey, R. R., Morris, T. W., Panvini, R. S., Wang, L. L., Wong, T. F., Stone, S. L., Ferbel, T., Slattery, P., Werner, B., Elbert, J. W., & Erwin, A. R. (1971). Single-particle distributions of π Mesons produced in π+p, K+p, pp, and π-p collisions at high energies. Physical Review Letters, 26(25), 1585-1588. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.26.1585