Comparison of muon-pair production to the quark-antiquark annihilation model

G. E. Hogan, K. J. Anderson, R. N. Coleman, K. P. Karhi, K. T. McDonald, C. B. Newman, J. E. Pilcher, E. I. Rosenberg, G. H. Sanders, A. J.S. Smith, J. J. Thaler

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New data on muon-pair production at 225 GeV/c by -, +, and proton beams are analyzed with regard to the production mechanism. The observed spin alignment of the pair and the dependence of the cross section on beam-particle type are strong indications that the production is through electromagnetic quark-antiquark annihilation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-951
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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