Charged particle multiplicities and inelastic cross sections in high energy nuclear collisions

A. Bamberger, D. Bangert, J. Bartke, H. Bialkowska, R. Bock, R. Brockmann, S. I. Chase, C. De Marzo, M. De Palma, I. Derado, V. Eckardt, C. Favuzzi, J. Fent, D. Ferenc, H. Fessler, P. Freund, M. Gazdzicki, H. J. Gebauer, K. Geissler, E. GladyszC. Guerra, J. W. Harris, W. Heck, T. Humanic, K. Kadija, A. Karabarbounis, R. Keidel, J. Kosiec, M. Kowalski, S. Margetis, E. Nappi, G. Odyniec, G. Paic, A. D. Panagiotou, A. Petridis, J. Pfennig, F. Posa, K. P. Pretzl, H. G. Pugh, F. Pühlhofer, G. Rai, A. Ranieri, W. Rauch, R. Renfordt, D. Röhrich, K. Runge, A. Sandoval, D. Schall, N. Schmitz, L. S. Schroeder, G. Selvaggi, P. Seyboth, J. Seyerlein, E. Skrzypczak, P. Spinelli, R. Stock, H. Ströbele, A. Thomas, M. Tincknell, L. Teitelbaum, G. Vesztergombi, D. Vranic, S. Wenig

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-589
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 5 1988


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Bamberger, A., Bangert, D., Bartke, J., Bialkowska, H., Bock, R., Brockmann, R., Chase, S. I., De Marzo, C., De Palma, M., Derado, I., Eckardt, V., Favuzzi, C., Fent, J., Ferenc, D., Fessler, H., Freund, P., Gazdzicki, M., Gebauer, H. J., Geissler, K., ... Wenig, S. (1988). Charged particle multiplicities and inelastic cross sections in high energy nuclear collisions. Physics Letters B, 205(4), 583-589.