Copious direct photon production: A possible resolution of the prompt-lepton puzzle

Glennys R. Farrar, Steven C. Frautschi

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    Abstract

    We propose that all direct leptons not due to vector meson decay can be attributed to the decay of virtual photons. At p3 GeV/c, we expect γπ, the ratio of direct photons to pions, to be about 10 to 20% for s20-60 GeV.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1017-1020
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume36
    Issue number17
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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