Production of muon pairs by 150-GeV/c π+ and protons

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, Jon J Thaler

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We have measured the cross section for μ+μ- production in the reactions (π+, <FOR VERIFICATION>p)+Be→μ++μ-+X, at an incident momentum of 150 GeV/c. This Letter covers the pairs with masses above 2 GeV/c2, in which region the signal is dominated by production of the J(3.1). No events with μ-pair mass >4.1 GeV/c2 were seen, although the experiment is sensitive up to 12 GeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume36
Issue number5
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., ... Thaler, J. J. (1976). Production of muon pairs by 150-GeV/c π+ and protons. Physical review letters, 36(5), 237-240. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.36.237

Production of muon pairs by 150-GeV/c π+ and protons. / 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, Jon J.

In: Physical review letters, Vol. 36, No. 5, 01.01.1976, p. 237-240.

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Anderson, KJ, Henry, GG, McDonald, KT, Pilcher, JE, Rosenberg, EI, Branson, JG, Sanders, GH, Smith, AJS & Thaler, JJ 1976, 'Production of muon pairs by 150-GeV/c π+ and protons', Physical review letters, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 237-240. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.36.237
Anderson KJ, Henry GG, McDonald KT, Pilcher JE, Rosenberg EI, Branson JG et al. Production of muon pairs by 150-GeV/c π+ and protons. Physical review letters. 1976 Jan 1;36(5):237-240. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.36.237
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, Jon J. / Production of muon pairs by 150-GeV/c π+ and protons. In: Physical review letters. 1976 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 237-240.
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