Coulomb distortion of pion spectra from heavy-ion collisions

K. G. Libbrecht, S. E. Koonin

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The effects of final-state π-nucleus electromagnetic interactions in heavy-ion collisions are investigated in a covariant classical formulation. Experimentally observed mid-rapidity peaks in π+ spectra are reproduced by a simple model and are shown to be sensitive to the gross features of the time-dependent nuclear charge distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1581-1584
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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