Inelastic cross sections at 60 and 200 GeV/nucleon are determined in a streamer chamber for 16O on several nuclear targets. Charged particle multiplicity distributions for inelastic and central collisions are studied and compared with theoretical predictions. The inelastic cross section exhibit a geometrical dependence on nuclear radii. The multiplicity data are governed by the collision geometry. They are consistent with a picture of superposition of independent nucleon-nucleus interactions.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics