High momentum nucleons from relativistic nuclear collisions

R. L. Hatch, S. E. Koonin

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Abstract

A hard-scattering mechanism is proposed to describe proton and pion spectra from high-energy nuclear collisions. Results of a parameter-free model using free nucleon-nucleon cross sections and the empirical momentum distribution for nucleons within the nuclei are compared with data from C + C, Ne + NaF, and C + Pb collisions at 800 MeV/nucleon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 29 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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