Measurements of the production of high transverse momentum direct photons by a 515 GeV/c piminus beam and 530 and 800 GeV/c proton beams in interactions with beryllium and hydrogen targets are presented. The data span the kinematic ranges of 3.5 < p_T < 12 GeV/c in transverse momentum and 1.5 units in rapidity. The inclusive direct-photon cross sections are compared with next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD calculations and expectations based on a phenomenological parton-k_T model.
Invariant cross sections per nucleon for P BE collisions at 800 GeV.
Invariant cross sections per nucleon for P BE collisions at 530 GeV.
Invariant cross sections per nucleon for PI- BE collisions at 515 GeV.
Data on the multiplicity and inclusive spectra of γ produced in inelastic pNe20 and pN interactions at 300 GeV are presented. The γ multiplicity for pNe20 interactions is 11.43±0.23, and the ratio of 〈nγ〉 for pNe20 and pN interactions is 1.48±0.05. From an analysis of the effective-mass distributions, 〈nπ0〉=4.91±0.52 and 〈nη0〉=1.47±0.33. In fact, η0 production is much higher in pNe20 interactions [R(η0π0)=0.66±0.12 for np≥21] than in pN interactions [R(η0π0)=0.06±0.04]. No η′(958) signal is seen. Strong correlations between 〈nγ〉 and np, the number of secondary protons, are observed, primarily from the central and target fragmentation regions. Inclusive y* and p⊥ spectra are analyzed and evidence for low-energy cascading and rescattering of fast particles in the projectile fragmentation region is discussed. The data are compared to the predictions of the additive quark model, the Lund model, and the dual parton model.
GAMMA-MULTIPLICITY FOR (PROTON-NUCLEON)-INTERACTION WAS OBTAINED AT AVERAGING OVER (PP) AND (PN) EVENTS, AND THEN WAS USED IN THE PRESENTED RATIO.
Data from conversion trigger. Statistical errors only.
Data from calorimeter trigger. Statistical errors only.
The data on the total inelastic and partial cross sections in pNe interactions at 300 GeV are presented. It is found that the total cross section, σin(pNe)=356±13 mb, and multiplicity distributions of the number of negative and relativistic charged particles are in good agreement with predictions of a multiple-scattering model based on Glauber's approach. The multiplicity of negative particles obeys the Koba-Nielsen-Olesen (KNO) scaling, but it is observed that the KNO function depends on the atomic mass number of the target. From an analysis of the average multiplicities of secondary particles, it is shown that approximately 10 percent of the fast (p≳1.2 GeV) positive secondaries are protons, which are derived from the nucleons in the neon nucleus.