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The limiting curve of leading particles from hadron-nucleus collisions at infinite A

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  • A. Berera
  • M. Strikman
  • W. S. Toothacker
  • W. D. Walker
  • J. J. Whitmore

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1997


We argue that as the atomic number of the target nucleus A -> ∞, the multiplicity of leading particles in hadron-nucleus collisions tends to a finite limit. The limiting multiplicities for various particle production are computed for both proton and pion projectiles. Signatures at finite A are discussed. Data from 100 GeV/c central hadron-nucleus collisions are analyzed and found to be in qualitative agreement with this picture.

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