Pion production in high-energy proton-proton collisions

J. L. Day, N. P. Johnson, A. D. Krisch, M. L. Marshak, J. K. Randolph, P. Schmueser, G. J. Marmer, L. G. Ratner

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Abstract

We measured the differential production cross section for producing pions in 12.2-GeV/c p-p collisions on lines of fixed P1 and P in the c.m. system. We found that d2σdΩdp is maximum at P1=0, in disagreement with our earlier result, which supported the two-center model. We have evidence that the earlier result is wrong. It also appears that in the c.m. system, d2σdΩdp is factorable into functions of P1 and P. In the P dependence we found a very sharp forward peak of the form e-15P2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1055-1058
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume23
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 1969

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