Dimuon production in proton-copper collisions at s=38.8 GeV

G. Moreno, C. N. Brown, W. E. Cooper, D. Finley, Y. B. Hsiung, A. M. Jonckheere, H. Jostlein, D. M. Kaplan, L. M. Lederman, Y. Hemmi, K. Imai, K. Miyake, T. Nakamura, N. Sasao, N. Tamura, T. Yoshida, A. Maki, Y. Sakai, R. Gray, K. B. LukJ. P. Rutherfoord, P. B. Straub, R. W. Williams, K. K. Young, M. R. Adams, H. Glass, D. Jaffe, R. L. McCarthy, J. A. Crittenden, S. R. Smith

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Abstract

Experimental results on the production of dimuons by 800-GeV protons incident on a copper target are presented. The results include measurements of both the continuum of dimuons and the dimuon decays of the three lowest-mass S states. A description of the apparatus, data acquisition, and analysis techniques is included. A comparison of the results with data taken at lower incident energies indicates a scaling behavior of the continuum dimuon yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2815-2835
Number of pages21
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume43
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Moreno, G., Brown, C. N., Cooper, W. E., Finley, D., Hsiung, Y. B., Jonckheere, A. M., Jostlein, H., Kaplan, D. M., Lederman, L. M., Hemmi, Y., Imai, K., Miyake, K., Nakamura, T., Sasao, N., Tamura, N., Yoshida, T., Maki, A., Sakai, Y., Gray, R., ... Smith, S. R. (1991). Dimuon production in proton-copper collisions at s=38.8 GeV. Physical Review D, 43(9), 2815-2835. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.43.2815