How transparent are hadrons to pions?

B. Blättel, G. Baym, L. L. Frankfurt, Mark Strikman

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Abstract

The scattering of hadrons at high energies can be described by a distribution function of cross sections, which incorporates the phenomena of color transparency and color opacity. We infer here a cross-section distribution for pionic projectiles on nucleons consistent with the data on the moments of the distribution. Using this distribution we calculate the probability for a pion to be in a pointlike configuration and compare with predictions based on a combination of perturbative QCD and QCD sum rules. Comparison with the corresponding distribution for nucleon-nucleon scattering shows that color transparency effects should be more pronounced for a meson beam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)896-899
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume70
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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hadrons
pions
color
quantum chromodynamics
nucleon-nucleon scattering
cross sections
opacity
nucleons
sum rules
projectiles
mesons
distribution functions
moments
configurations
predictions
scattering
energy

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Blättel, B. ; Baym, G. ; Frankfurt, L. L. ; Strikman, Mark. / How transparent are hadrons to pions?. In: Physical Review Letters. 1993 ; Vol. 70, No. 7. pp. 896-899.
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