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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