Production of K+ mesons in 2.1-GeV/nucleon nuclear collisions

S. Schnetzer, M. C. Lemaire, R. Lombard, E. Moeller, S. Nagamiya, G. Shapiro, H. Steiner, I. Tanihata

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K+ meson production by 2.1-GeV/nucleon Ne, d, and p projectiles on NaF and Pb targets has been measured. The cross sections depend exponentially upon the kaon energy in the nucleon-nucleon c.m. frame, with an inverse slope T0 larger than the values obtained from comparable proton and π- spectra. The angular distribution in this frame is approximately isotropic. We find that σ(Ne+Pb→K+X)σ(Ne+NaF→K+X)>σ(d+Pb→K+X) σ(d+NaF→K+X). Data are compared with theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)989-992
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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