Determining pion source parameters in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

F. B. Yano, S. E. Koonin

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Two-pion inclusive spectra from relativistic heavy-ion collisions are related to single-particle inclusive measurements in a Lorentz-invariant formulation of the Hanbury-Brown-Twiss effect. A thermal pion source with a gaussian space-time distribution is assumed. The angular anisotropy and moments of the correlation function are computed to facilitate the determination of pion source parameters from the ratios of the two-pion to single-pion inclusive data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-559
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 23 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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