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, J. J. Thaler, K. J. Anderson, G. G. Henry, K. T. McDonald, J. E. Pilcher, E. I. Rosenberg

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Abstract

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., McDonald, K. T., Pilcher, J. E., & 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