On the Absorption of antibaryons in nuclei
Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics and Geophysics, University of Copenhagen,
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Received: 15 July 1999 / Revised version: 10 November 1999 Communicated by P. Kienle
Antiproton () and antilambda ( ) production has been measured for minimum bias in p+A collisions and central A1+A2 collisions at the CERN-SPS by the collaborations NA35/49 and NA44. The measurements are extrapolated from rapidity distributions to absolute minimum bias cross sections. It is shown that the cross sections divided by AA2 follow an exponential trend as a function of a characteristic length obtained from a Glauber type absorption model, while the cross sections divided by AA2 are constant. The exponential trend also holds for production at the lower energies of the Brookhaven AGS. A discussion of the physics interpretation of the established trends in terms of an effective absorption cross section is presented.
25.75.-q Relativistic heavy-ion collisions - 25.75.Dw Particle and resonance production
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