Coulomb corrections to the three-body correlation function in high-energy heavy ion reactions

E. O. Alt, T. Csörgo, B. Lörstad, J. Schmidt-Sørensen

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Abstract

Starting from an asymptotically correct three-body Coulomb wave-function, we determine the effect of Coulomb final state interaction on the three-particle Bose-Einstein correlation function of similarly charged particles. We numerically estimate that the Riverside approximation is not precise enough to determine the three-body Coulomb correction factor in the correlation function, if the characteristic HBT radius parameter is 5-10 fm, which is the range of interest in high-energy heavy ion physics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-414
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume458
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Correlations
  • Heavy-ion
  • High-energy
  • Three-body Coulomb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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