Pion absorption in highly excited nuclear matter Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • Motivated by pion productions in high-energy heavy-ion collisions, we study the p-wave pion absorption in highly excited nuclear matter. The basic absorption mechanism is the two-nucleon model with both pion and rho-meson rescattering. The excited nuclear matter is modeled by a finite temperature Fermi gas. We deduce that for a given pion kinetic energy, the mean free path for pion absorption depends weakly on the temperature of the nuclear matter, but strongly on the density. Its relevance to high-energy heavy-ion collisions is discussed. NUCLEAR REACTIONS intermediate energy: high-energy heavy-ion collisions, pion production and absorption, highly excited nuclear matter. 1979 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ko, C.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Ko, Che-Ming

publication date

  • August 1979