Topological and channel cross sections are given for annihilation and inelastic final states produced in p p interactions at 9.1 GeV/c. Cross sections for prominent resonances in specific channels and charged pion, ϱ 0 and Δ ++ inclusive cross sections are also presented.
FITTED FORWARD D(SIG)/DT = 153 +- 8 MB/GEV**2.
CHANNEL CROSS SECTIONS FOR 2, 4, 6, AND 8 PRONG REACTIONS.
Total cross sections of K± and p¯ on hydrogen and deuterium were measured in a standard transmission experiment with statistical precisions of the order of 0.05-0.25%. Data were obtained in the momentum range 2.45-3.30 GeV/c for K−N, 1.55-3.30 GeV/c for K+N, and 1.00-3.30 GeV/c for p¯N. Cross sections for the pure isotopic spin states are obtained using a procedure for the deuterium data which takes into account Fermi motion and the shadow effect. Evidence for the following new structures was found: Y1*(2455), Y1*(2620), Y0*(2585), Z1*(2150), Z1*(2500), π1*(2290), π1*(2350), and π0*(2375).
The cross section for the reaction PBAR P --> INELASTIC comprises pion production without annihilation and without strange particle production.
The interaction between antiprotons and protons has been studied in the range 1910 to 1990 MeV center-of-mass energy in a drift-chamber experiment at the Brookhaven Alternating Gradient Synchrotron. The total cross section has been determined at eleven different incident momenta, and the elastic cross section between 8 and 30 deg in the laboratory has been measured with an energy resolution of about 5 MeV. The cross section for annihilation into charged mesons has also been measured, with the same resolution. There is no evidence in any of these channels for the existence of a narrow resonance.
Data are for total sample with nuclear physics calculation as described in the paper.
Partial elastic cross sections.
Partial annihilation cross sections.
The inclusive production of photons in\(\bar pp\) interactions has been studied at incident momentum of 12 GeV/c. Topological cross section has been presented and KNO distribution for\(\bar pp\) interactions has been studied. Inclusive cross section for γ production has been measured to be 149.5±8.8 mb. Bulk of these photons come from π0 decays whose cross section has been evaluated independently to be 60.4±7.9 mb. Signals of η and ω have been seen in γγ and π+π-π0 decay modes and their inclusive cross sections have been estimated to be 14.9±8.8 mb and 14.6±7.0 mb respectively. Results on average multiplicities of γ and two particle correlation parameters are presented. Neutral pions seem to be more strongly correlated than the charged pions. The inclusive distributions of the Feynmanx andpT/2 of the photons are compared with expectation from charged pions on the basis of charge independence. Energy dependence of the normalised invariant distributions has been studied. The distribution of the scaling variablez of photons ine+e− and\(\bar pp\) interactions has been compared.
Interactions of antiprotons were studied at a momentum of 3.6 GeV/c in a hydrogen bubble chamber. Particular attention was paid to single and multiple pion production without annihilation. Cross sections for the various pion-production channels are given. The total cross section for pion production without annihilation and not including strange-particle production is 18.6−3.3+2.4 mb. Single pion production is found to agree with the predictions of the one-pion-exchange model for small values of the four-momentum transfer. Double pion production in the reaction p¯p→pp¯π+π− agrees with the one-pion-exchange model for all values of the four-momentum transfer, if all possible diagrams are taken into account. The main contribution comes from events where a 32−32 pion-nucleon isobar-anti-isobar pair is produced. For these events the Treiman-Yang angular distribution and the decay angular distributions of the isobars are also in agreement with the one-pion-exchange model.
A strong-focusing momentum channel has been arranged to form a beam from antiprotons produced by 6.0-Bev protons striking an internal target of the Bevatron. The channel consists of five 4-inch-diameter magnetic quadrupole lenses and two deflecting magnets adjusted to give a ±5% momentum interval. The antiprotons were selected from a large background of mesons by a scintillation counter telescope with a time-of-flight coincidence circuit having a resolution of ±2×10−9 second. This system allowed detection of approximately 400 antiprotons per hour. With a liquid hydrogen attenuator, the total antiproton-proton cross section at four different energies, 190, 300, 500, and 700 Mev, has been observed to be 135, 104, 97, and 94 mb, respectively. Also, the total cross sections for antiprotons incident on Be and C have been measured at two energies. The inelastic cross sections for carbon have been measured by observing the pulse heights produced by the interactions in a target of liquid scintillator. To measure the inelastic cross section for a high-Z element, lead wafers were immersed in the liquid scintillator, and to select inelastic events the pulse heights were measured.
Differential cross sections for p p elastic scattering have been measured for very small momentum transfers at six different incident antiproton momenta in the range 3.7 to 6.2 GeV/c by the detection of recoil protons at scattering angles close to 90°. Forward scattering parameters σ T , b , and ϱ have been determined. For the ϱ-parameter, up to an order of magnitude higher level of precision has been achieved compared to that in earlier experiments. It is found that existing dispersion theory predictions are in disagreement with our results for the ϱ-parameter.
Results of the SIG(T)-free analysis. Errors include systematic uncertainties.
Results of the SIG(T)-fixed analysis. Errors include systematic uncertainties.
CT values of the total cross section from the SIG(T)-free analysis. Errors include systematic uncertainties.