Exotic pionic atoms in heavy-ion collisions Academic Article uri icon


  • Estimates are given for the cross section of producing pionic atoms of exotic nuclei in heavy-ion collisions. The production cross section for exotic nuclear fragments is determined by the abrasion-ablation model, while the number of pions and their momentum distributions are obtained from the fireball model. The radiative capture probability of the pion into the atomic orbits of the nuclear fragment is estimated and is found to be very small. Alternative capture mechanisms are suggested. [NUCLEAR REACTIONS Exotic nuclear fragments and pions from heavy-ion collisions; radiative capture of pion.] 1984 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review C

author list (cited authors)

  • Ko, C. M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Ko, Che Ming

publication date

  • January 1984