Title

Parameterized Total Cross Sections for Pion Production in Nuclear Collisions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Total inclusive cross sections for neutral and charged pion production in proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus reactions have been calculated and compared to experiment. Nucleon-nucleon theoretical cross sections have been scaled up to nuclear collisions using a scaling factor similar to (A(P)A(T))(2/3), where A(P) and A(T) are the nucleon numbers of the projectile and target nuclei. Variations in the power of this scaling factor have been studied and a good fit to experiment is obtained with a small modification of the power. Theoretical cross sections are written in a form that is very suitable for immediate input into transport codes. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions With Materials and Atoms

Volume

254

Issue

2

First Page

187

Last Page

192