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Hadrons and Nuclei


Eur. Phys. J. A 14, 77-80 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/iepja1314

Self-affine multiplicity fluctuation of target residues in relativistic nuclear collisions at a few GeV to a few hundred GeV

D. Ghosh, A. Deb, M. Mondal, S. Bhattacharyya and J. Ghosh

Nuclear and Particle Physics Research Centre, Department of Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata - 700032, India

dg@juphys.ernet.in

(Received: 22 October 2001 Communicated by R.A. Ricci)

Abstract
Self-affine multiplicity scaling is investigated in the framework of two-dimensional factorial moment methodology using the concept of the Hurst exponent ( H). Our investigation on experimental data of the target-evaporated slow particles emitted in 32S-AgBr interactions at 200 AGeV and 28Si-AgBr interactions at 14.5 AGeV reveals that a better power law behavior is exhibited in self-affine analysis than self-similar analysis. This work shows a clear evidence of self-affine target fragmentation.

PACS
25.75.-q - Relativistic heavy-ion collisions.
25.70.Mn - Projectile and target fragmentation.
24.60.Ky - Fluctuation phenomena.

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