Inclusive single-particle distributions and transverse momenta of forward produced charged hadrons in μp scattering at 470 GeV

M. R. Adams*, M. Aderholz, S. Aïd, P. L. Anthony, D. A. Averill, M. D. Baker, B. R. Baller, A. Banerjee, A. A. Bhatti, U. Bratzler, H. M. Braun, T. J. Carroll, H. L. Clark, J. M. Conrad, R. Davisson, I. Derado, F. S. Dietrich, W. Dougherty, T. Dreyer, V. EckardtU. Ecker, M. Erdmann, G. Y. Fang, J. Figiel, R. W. Finlay, H. J. Gebauer, D. F. Geesaman, K. A. Griffioen, R. S. Guo, J. Haas, C. Halliwell, D. Hantke, K. H. Hicks, H. E. Jackson, D. E. Jaffe, G. Jancso, D. M. Jansen, Z. Jin, S. Kaufmann, R. D. Kennedy, E. R. Kinney, H. G E Kobrak, A. V. Kotwal, S. Kunori, J. J. Lord, H. J. Lubatti, D. McLeod, P. Madden, S. Magill, A. Manz, H. Melanson, D. G. Michael, H. E. Montgomery, J. G. Morfin, R. B. Nickerson, J. Novak, K. Olkiewicz, L. Osborne, R. Otten, V. Papavassiliou, B. Pawlik, F. M. Pipkin, D. H. Potterveld, A. Röser, J. J. Ryan, C. W. Salgado, H. Schellman, M. Schmitt, N. Schmitz, K. P. Schüler, J. Seyerlein, G. Siegert, A. Skuja, G. A. Snow, S. Söldner-Rembold, P. Spentzouris, P. Stopa, R. A. Swanson, H. Venkataramania, M. Wilhelm, Richard Wilson, W. Wittek, S. A. Wolbers, A. Zghiche, T. Zhao

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Using data from the Fermilab fixed target experiment E665, general properties of forward produced charged hadrons in μp interactions at a primary muon energy of 470 GeV are investigated. The normalized inclusive single-particle distributions for Feynman-x D(xF) and for the transverse momentum D(pt2, xF) are measured as a function of W and Q2. The dependence of the average transverse momentum squared 〈pt2〉 on xF, W and Q2 is studied. The increasing contribution from diffractive production as Q2 decreases leads to a reduction of the average charged hadron multiplicities at low (positive) xF and an enhancement at large xF, for Q2 ≲ 10 GeV2. It also reduces 〈pt2〉 for Q2 ≲ 5 GeV2 and 0.4 ≲ xF < 1.0.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-463
Number of pages23
JournalZeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1997

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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