Pion-Induced Pion Production on the Deuteron

E. Piasetzky, P. A.M. Gram, D. W. MacArthur, G. A. Rebka, C. A. Bordner, S. Høibråten, E. R. Kinney, J. L. Matthews, S. A. Wood, D. Ashery, J. Lichtenstadt

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Doubly differential cross sections were measured for pion production in the reaction π-d→π+π-nn at 256 and 331 MeV and in π+d→π-π+pp at 256 MeV. At each incident energy observations were made at 35 to 40 points distributed uniformly over the center-of-momentum phase space of the produced pion. Comparison of these measurements with the cross sections for π-p→π+π-n suggests that they are consistent with the dominance of quasifree production on a single nucleon. Upper limits for production of bound π-nn and π+pp systems were measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-543
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984


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