Production of neutral strange particles in muon-nucleon scattering at 490 GeV

M. R. Adams*, M. Aderholz, S. Aïd, P. L. Anthony, M. D. Baker, J. Bartlett, A. A. Bhatti, H. M. Braun, W. Busza, J. M. Conrad, G. Coutrakon, R. Davisson, I. Derado, S. K. Dhawan, W. Dougherty, T. Dreyer, K. Dziunikowska, V. Eckardt, U. Ecker, M. ErdmannA. Eskreys, J. Figiel, H. J. Gebauer, D. F. Geesaman, R. Gilman, M. C. Green, J. Haas, C. Halliwell, J. Hanlon, D. Hantke, V. W. Hughes, H. E. Jackson, D. E. Jaffe, G. Jancso, D. M. Jansen, K. Kadija, S. Kaufman, R. D. Kennedy, T. Kirk, H. G E Kobrak, S. Krzywdzinski, S. Kunori, J. J. Lord, H. J. Lubatti, D. McLeod, S. Magill, P. Malecki, A. Manz, H. Melanson, D. G. Michael, W. Mohr, H. E. Montgomery, J. G. Morfin, R. B. Nickerson, S. O'Day, K. Olkiewicz, L. Osborne, V. Papavassiliou, B. Pawlik, F. M. Pipkin, E. J. Ramberg, A. Röser, J. J. Ryan, C. W. Salgado, A. Salvarani, H. Schellman, M. Schmitt, N. Schmitz, K. P. Schüler, H. J. Seyerlein, A. Skuja, G. A. Snow, S. Söldner-Rembold, P. H. Steinberg, H. E. Stier, P. Stopa, R. A. Swanson, R. Talaga, S. Tentindo-Repond, H. J. Trost, H. Venkataramania, M. Wilhelm, J. Wilkes, R. Wilson, W. Wittek, S. A. Wolbers, T. Zhao

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Abstract

The production of K0, Λ and {Mathematical expression} particles is studied in the E665 muon-nucleon experiment at Fermilab. The average multiplicities and squared transverse momenta are measured as a function of xF and W2. Most features of the data can be well described by the Lund model. Within this model, the data on the K0± ratios and on the average K0 multiplicity in the forward region favor a strangeness suppression factor s/u in the fragmentation process near 0.20. Clear evidence for QCD effects is seen in the average squared transverse momentum of K0 and Λ particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-549
Number of pages11
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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