Journal article

PION-INDUCED PION-PRODUCTION ON DEUTERIUM - A QUASI-FREE PROCESS

V SOSSI, MJ IQBAL, RR JOHNSON, G JONES, M PAVAN, FM ROZON, M SEVIOR, D VETTERLI, P WEBER, G SHEFFER, GR SMITH, P CAMERINI, N GRION, R RUI, NR STEVENSON, MJ VICENTEVACAS

NUCLEAR PHYSICS A | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1992

Abstract

A detailed experimental analysis of the π+d → π+π-pp in-plane coincidence data first presented by Rui et al. is compared to an expanded version of the Oset and Vicente-Vacas model for pion-induced pion production on a free nucleon. This extended model averages over Fermi motion to describe the assumed quasifree nature of the process occurring on the deuteron and includes nine additional diagrams to account for the N* → N(ππ)p-wave reaction channels. Experimental effects such as pion energy loss in the target and in the detectors, pion decay and muon detection are investigated and incorporated into the comparison of experimental data and theory. Inclusion of Fermi motion was found to be essen..

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