Mesonic atoms from heavy-ion collisions Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The cross section for creating, in high-energy heavy-ion collisions, a negatively charged meson such as π- or K- in the atomic orbits of the nuclear fragments is evaluated in the participant-spectator model. Its magnitude depends sensitively on the lifetime of the source. For a lifetime comparable to the collision time, the cross section is appreciable. © 1985 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ko, C. M.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • November 1985