Proton pictures of high-energy nuclear collisions

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Correlations between protons emitted with nearly equal momenta are shown to be sensitive to the space-time structure of high-energy heavy-ion collisions. A quantal estimate indicates that final-state interactions and the exclusion principle result in a rich, experimentally accessible correlation structure for relative-photon-proton momenta {less-than or approximate}50 MeV/c which can be used to determine the size, velocity, and lifetime of the collision volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 12 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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