A survey of backward proton and pion production in p + C interactions at beam momenta from 1 to 400 GeV/c

O. Chvala, H. G. Fischer, M. Makariev, A. Rybicki, D. Varga, S. Wenig

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Recent data on proton and pion production in p+C interactions from the CERN PS and SPS accelerators are used in conjunction with other available data sets to perform a comprehensive survey of backward hadronic cross sections. This survey covers the complete backward hemisphere in the range of lab angles from 10 to 180 degrees, from 0. 2 to 1. 4 GeV/c in lab momentum and from 1 to 400 GeV/c in projectile momentum. Using the constraints of continuity and smoothness of the angular, momentum and energy dependences a consistent description of the inclusive cross sections is established which allows the control of the internal consistency of the nineteen available data sets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2329
Pages (from-to)1-32
Number of pages32
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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