Cross Section Ratios

Chapter
Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 268)

Abstract

As demonstrated in the previous chapter, valuable insights can be gained from the measurement of absolute cross sections. However, they are subject to the totality of experimental and theoretical uncertainties. Therefore, it is worthwhile to contemplate alternative observables that are either insensitive or sensitive at a reduced level to the dominant sources of uncertainty. The possibility discussed in this chapter deals with cross section ratios.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Experimental Nuclear PhysicsKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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