We present a fit to the low energy antiproton ring at CERN data p̄p→π-π+ differential cross sections and analyzing powers motivated by relativistic considerations. Within a quark model describing this annihilation, we argue, since the pions are highly energetic, that relativistic effects cannot be neglected. The intrinsic pion wave functions are Lorentz transformed to the center-of-mass frame. This change in quark geometry gives rise to additional angular dependence in the transition operators and results in a relative enhancement of higher J≥2 partial wave amplitudes. The fit to the data is improved significantly.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics