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Inclusive production of charged pions in p+p collisions at 158 GeV/c beam momentum

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New results on the production of charged pions in p+p interactions are presented. The data come from a sample of 4.8 million inelastic events obtained with the NA49 detector at the CERN SPS at 158 GeV/c beam momentum. Pions are identified by energy loss measurement in a large TPC tracking system which covers a major fraction of the production phase space. Inclusive invariant cross sections are given on a grid of nearly 300 bins per charge over intervals from 0 to 2 GeV/c in transverse momentum and from 0 to 0.85 in Feynman x. The results are compared to existing data in overlapping energy ranges.

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The NA49 Collaboration. Inclusive production of charged pions in p+p collisions at 158 GeV/c beam momentum. Eur. Phys. J. C 45, 343–381 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s2005-02391-9

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