The pp→ppπππ reaction channels in the threshold region
2007 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 649, no 2-3, 122-127 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The cross section for direct neutral and charged three pion production in pp interactions was measured at excess energies in the range 160–216 MeV. That comprises the first measurement of the pp→ppπ0π0π0 reaction and the direct comparison with the pp→ppπ+π−π0 process. The experiment was performed above the η meson production threshold and the cross section could be directly normalized to the cross section of the pp→ppη reaction, with the η decaying into 3 pions. Since the same final states are selected, the measurement has a low systematical error. The measured cross section ratio σ(pp→ppπ+π−π0)/σ(pp→ppπ0π0π0) is compared to predictions of dominance of different isobars in the intermediate state.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 649, no 2-3, 122-127 p.
Threshold measurement, Three pion production, Final state interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-16830DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2007.04.004ISI: 000247170700003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-16830DiVA: diva2:44601