Atomic-weight dependence of muon-pair production in 225-GeV/c - Nucleus interactions

H. J. Frisch, N. D. Giokaris, J. M. Green, H. B. Greenlee, C. Grosso-Pilcher, G. Hanson, K. F. Johnson, M. D. Mestayer, L. Z. Schachinger, M. J. Shochet, M. L. Swartz, P. A. Piroué, B. G. Pope, R. M. Rohm, D. P. Stickland, R. L. Sumner, C. Whitmer

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In an experiment performed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the production of massive muon pairs in 225-GeV/c - nucleus interactions has been studied for four nuclear targets. Comparison of the relative cross sections enables the dependence on atomic weight A to be determined. If this dependence is parametrized such that the dimuon production cross section is proportional to A this experiment yields =0.980.04 for 4<m<8.5 GeV/c2, where m is the invariant mass of the muon pair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2000-2003
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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