Particle interferometry, binary sources and oscillations in two-particle correlations

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Abstract

The basics and the formalism of Bose-Einstein correlations is briefly reviewed. The invariant Buda-Lund form is summarized. Tools are presented that can be utilized in a model-independent search for non-Gaussian structuctures in the two-particle Bose-Einstein correlation functions. The binary source formalism of particle interferometry is presented and related to oscillations in the two-particle Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac correlation functions. The frequency of the observed oscillations in the NA49 two-proton correlation function in Pb+Pb collisions at CERN SPS energies is explained with the help of the reconstructed space-time picture of particle production and the binary nature of the proton source in this reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-234
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume92
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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