Photoproduction of Positive Pions in Hydrogen-Counter Telescope Method

Tollestrup, A.V. ; Keck, J.C. ; Worlock, R.M. ;
Phys.Rev. 99 (1955) 220-228, 1955.
Inspire Record 944929 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.26395

The excitation functions for positive pion production from hydrogen have been obtained in the energy region from 230 Mev to 450 Mev and at laboratory pion angles of 24°, 38°, 53°, 73°, 93°, 115°, 140°, and 160°. The pions are detected and identified by measuring their range and ionization in a scintillation counter telescope. The above data are analyzed to give the angular distributions in the center-of-momentum system, and a least-squares analysis made to determine coefficients in σ(θ)=A+Bcosθ+Ccos2θ. The total cross section shows a peak at 300 Mev of magnitude 2.20×10−28 cm2. The coefficient B passes through a maximum negative value at 250 Mev and then passes through zero at 325 Mev and remains positive up to the highest energy measured.

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