Composite particle emission in relativistic heavy ion collisions

M. C. Lemaire, S. Nagamiya, S. Schnetzer, H. Steiner, I. Tanihata

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Inclusive spectra of d, t, and 3He have been measured over a wide range of fragment angles and energies. The observed spectra are well reproduced by the "coalescence model" with a coalescence radius p0 which is independent of beam energies and which decreases as the sizes of the target-projectile combinations increase. The sizes of the interaction regions have been derived from these p0 values. The experimental cross sections generally deviate from predictions of the firestreak model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 30 1979
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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