Contribution of muon pairs to the yield of single prompt muons

K. J. Anderson, G. G. Henry, K. T. McDonald, J. E. Pilcher, E. I. Rosenberg, J. G. Branson, G. H. Sanders, A. J.S. Smith, J. J. Thaler

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Abstract

Using data from our recent experiment on inclusive μ-pair production by 150-GeV/c protons on beryllium, we have calculated the contribution of muon pairs to the yield of single prompt muons. We find, both at 90°in the center-of-mass system and in the forward direction, that the resulting single-muon cross sections are in reasonable agreement with the existing measurements for which only one muon is detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)803-806
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume37
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

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    Anderson, K. J., Henry, G. G., McDonald, K. T., Pilcher, J. E., Rosenberg, E. I., Branson, J. G., Sanders, G. H., Smith, A. J. S., & Thaler, J. J. (1976). Contribution of muon pairs to the yield of single prompt muons. Physical review letters, 37(13), 803-806. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.803