Coherent Production of Charged Particles on Nuclei by 400-GeV/c Protons Page: 3 of 7

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ABSTRACT
Topologioal cross sections 6 ( a 1, 3, 5 and 7 )
of coherent diffractive dissociation of 400 Gsv/c protons on
nuclei of photoemulsion elements have boon neasured.'TpOlogi-
cal cress sections increase in the energy range from 20 to
400 GsT/c. This growth is the meet noticeable for maltipreng
topologies'.9he total cross section of diffractive coherent
production also increases from 8 to 25 ab/nusless in this
energy range. The increasing of the average multiplicity of
charged particles in reaction of coherent proton dissociation
is consistent with the logarbhuic law <n>coh=(0.25M.05)1nP.+
(13 0.25).

Oeheret partiole generation reactions on aaolei are ob-
served aemng remotions of inelastic hazron-nuelens intereotion.
Processes are called ooheret/ it the recoil nuoleus
after interaotion with the primary hadron remains in its basie
stato. n oomon idea the coherent diffractive dissooiation
of the priamy hadron on target-nucleus takes place in coherent
processes. Ute uted7 of topological channels in rections of
coherent diffractive dissociation of protons have been made
by nuclear emulsion method in the enerV range up to 200 Gef2"3
In the present paper the measurement of topological cross
sections of the coherent proton diffractive dissociation

P )) , a prongs

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on emulsion nuclei at 400 Gov/c and analysis of their energy
dependence are described.
Events of coherent particle generation on nuclei we ant
look for among the "clear" stars (i.e, without any v4aible
indications of eoitation or breakdown of the targeo-nucleus)
having the odd number of the relativistic particle tracks.
Thus, the coherent interactions must be selected from inelas-
tio events in which the most are the inelastic quamifree pro-
ton-nucleon interactions of primary proton with nuclei.this
stas have been recorded and measured in a systematical w47
on the effective length of 766 . of the scanned primary track
in nuclear photooaulsion exposed to 400 Gev/o prote beep at
FMII(ILAB accelerator ( Batavia, USA ).

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Boos, E.G.; Borisenko, A.I.; Kazanskaya, A.N.; Morozova, P.V.; Pavlova, N.P.; Kholmetskaya, A.V. et al. Coherent Production of Charged Particles on Nuclei by 400-GeV/c Protons, article, January 1, 1977; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc901535/m1/3/ocr/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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