Observation of prompt single muons and dimuons in hadron-nucleus collisions at 200 GeV/c

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

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We trigger a large-acceptance spectrometer by single muons and observe any additional muons with good efficiency. The effect of π and K decays is subtracted to obtain the prompt muon signal in the kinematic region 0.1<x<0.4 and pT<1.0 GeV/c. We find 0.7 ± 0.2 of all prompt μ's are produced in pairs; the μπ ratio decreases with x but increases with pT, averaging 3 × 10-5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-460
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

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Branson, J. G., Sanders, G. H., Smith, A. J. S., Thaler, J. J., Anderson, K. J., Henry, G. G., ... Rosenberg, E. I. (1977). Observation of prompt single muons and dimuons in hadron-nucleus collisions at 200 GeV/c. Physical review letters, 38(9), 457-460. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.38.457

Observation of prompt single muons and dimuons in hadron-nucleus collisions at 200 GeV/c. / Branson, J. G.; Sanders, G. H.; Smith, A. J.S.; Thaler, Jon J; Anderson, K. J.; Henry, G. G.; McDonald, K. T.; Pilcher, J. E.; Rosenberg, E. I.

In: Physical review letters, Vol. 38, No. 9, 01.01.1977, p. 457-460.

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Branson, JG, Sanders, GH, Smith, AJS, Thaler, JJ, Anderson, KJ, Henry, GG, McDonald, KT, Pilcher, JE & Rosenberg, EI 1977, 'Observation of prompt single muons and dimuons in hadron-nucleus collisions at 200 GeV/c', Physical review letters, vol. 38, no. 9, pp. 457-460. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.38.457
Branson JG, Sanders GH, Smith AJS, Thaler JJ, Anderson KJ, Henry GG et al. Observation of prompt single muons and dimuons in hadron-nucleus collisions at 200 GeV/c. Physical review letters. 1977 Jan 1;38(9):457-460. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.38.457
Branson, J. G. ; Sanders, G. H. ; Smith, A. J.S. ; Thaler, Jon J ; Anderson, K. J. ; Henry, G. G. ; McDonald, K. T. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Rosenberg, E. I. / Observation of prompt single muons and dimuons in hadron-nucleus collisions at 200 GeV/c. In: Physical review letters. 1977 ; Vol. 38, No. 9. pp. 457-460.
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