Analysis of double-scattering mechanisms in pd annihilation processes between 1.09 and 1.43 GeV/c

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  • In a study of pd annihilation reactions between 1.09 and 1.43 GeV/c, it is found that the four- and six-prong samples with a visible slow proton exhibit features substantially different from those expected based on a simple impulse approximation. A phenomenological model, developed in the framework of Galuber's model, provides an excellent description of the data. In as much as 26.6% of the three- and four-prong and 21.7% of the five- and six-prong samples, pions from one of the annihilation reactions interact with the spectator nucleon via either elastic or charge-exchange scattering. This process is called the final-state interaction. For the initial-state interaction in which the incident antiproton undergoes elastic scattering prior to annihilation, the process accounts for 7.5% (9.1%) of the three- and four- (five- and six-) prong events. © 1981 The American Physical Society.
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  • Physical Review D  Journal
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    Author List

  • Zemany PD; Mountz JM; Ma ZM
  • Start Page

  • 1473
  • End Page

  • 1483
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 7