TP DEPENDENCE FOR FOUR <PI+ P> MASS INTERVALS.
Results of a high-statistics study of π++p→ρ++p at 1.55-1.84 GeVc are consistent with dominance of π and ω exchange close to threshold. A pronounced dip in ρ00sdσdt at −t≃0.4 GeV2 may be attributed to pion exchange with strong absorption.
We have analyzed the two-prong final states in π+p interactions at 3.9 GeVc. Our result for elastic scattering is σ (elastic) = 6.50±0.1 mb (statistical error only). We find the elastic slope to be 6.61±0.14 (GeVc)−2. We find the elastic forward cross section to be 40.0±1.4 mb(GeVc)2. We have applied a longitudinal-momentum analysis to the one-pion-production channel. We find the cross section for the reaction π++p→π++π0+p to be 2.30±0.06 mb and that for π++p→π++π++n to be 1.45±0.05 mb. For resonance-production cross sections in these channels we find Δ(1236)=0.60±0.07 mb, ρ(760)=0.86±0.06 mb, and diffraction dissociation = 1.69±0.11 mb. We find that we can satisfactorily fit all distributions in the one-pion-production channel without assuming any phase-space production. In the missing-mass channel we observe dominant Δ++(1236) production plus evidence for A2+ production.
LINEAR BACKGROUND ASSUMED.
VALUE OBTAINED FROM 4-PRONG EVENTS USED, I. J. BLOODWORTH ET AL., NP B39, 525 (1972).
NORMALIZED TO QUOTED TOTAL CROSS SECTION. NO BACKGROUND SUBTRACTION.
STATISTICAL ERRORS ONLY.
NORMALIZED TO THE TOTAL CROSS SECTION OF 49 MUB.
'JM'. USING DATA WITH 1.12 < M(P PI+) < 1.32 GEV AND COS(P PI DECAY ANGLE IN JACKSON FRAME) < 0.