The limiting curve of leading particles from hadron-nucleus collisions at infinite A

A. Berera, M. Strikman, W. S. Toothacker, W. D. Walker, J. J. Whitmore

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We argue that as the atomic number of the target nucleus A → ∞, the multiplicity of leading particles in hadron-nucleus collisions tends to a finite limit. The limiting multiplicities for various particle production are computed for both proton and pion projectiles. Signatures at finite A are discussed. Data from 100 GeV/c central hadron-nucleus collisions are analyzed and found to be in qualitative agreement with this picture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 19 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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