Forward K+ production in subthreshold pA collisions at 1.0-GeV

The ANKE collaboration Koptev, V. ; Buescher, Markus ; Junghans, H. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 87 (2001) 022301, 2001.
Inspire Record 556676 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.31765

K+ meson production in pA (A = C, Cu, Au) collisions has been studied using the ANKE spectrometer at an internal target position of the COSY-Juelich accelerator. The complete momentum spectrum of kaons emitted at forward angles, theta < 12 degrees, has been measured for a beam energy of T(p)=1.0 GeV, far below the free NN threshold of 1.58 GeV. The spectrum does not follow a thermal distribution at low kaon momenta and the larger momenta reflect a high degree of collectivity in the target nucleus.

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