Backward Resonance Production in pi- p --> n pi+ pi- at 8-GeV/c

Eisenstein, Bob I. ; Elliott, J. ; Mollet, W. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.D 18 (1978) 1370-1381, 1978.
Inspire Record 136306 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.24374

We have studied backward meson and baryon production in π−p→nπ+π− at 8 GeV/c using a streamer chamber triggered by the detection of the interaction of the neutron in thick-plate optical spark chambers. Our data sample of 866 events is dominated by the quasi-two-body final states Δ−(1232)π+, nρ0, and nf0. We study the differential and total backward cross sections for these states and the decay angular distributions of the resonances. The results for the Δ− and ρ0 indicate that both nucleon and Δ exchange in the u channel are important in their production, while f0 production is, as expected, consistent with nucleon exchange.

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