Model Independent Features of Diffraction

  • Francis Halzen
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 4)


We review our “understanding” of the high energy diffraction of hadrons without reference to specific models. We show the picture of high energy scattering of hadrons that emerges from the experimental data using as guidelines:
  1. i)

    Theorems and bounds derived from the general requirements of causality, conservation of probability and the existence of a particle with minimum, non-zero, mass

  2. ii)

    s-channel unitarity

instead of working our way through the vast collection of competing models.


Total Cross Section Elastic Scattering Impact Parameter Partial Wave High Partial Wave 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Amaldi, U. et al. (1971). Phys. Letters, 368, 504.Google Scholar
  2. Amaldi, U. et al. (1973). Phys. Letters, 43B, 231.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Amaldi, U. et al. (1973). Phys. Letters, 44B, 112.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Amendolia, S.R. et al. (1973). Phys. Letters, 446, 119.Google Scholar
  5. Anselm, A.A. and Gribov, V. N. (1972). Phys. Letters, 40B, 487.Google Scholar
  6. Auberson, G., Kinoshita, T. and Martin, A. (1971). Phys. Rev., D3, 3185.Google Scholar
  7. Barbiellini, G. et al. (1972). Phys. Letters, 39B, 663.Google Scholar
  8. Barger, V., Geer, K. and Phillips, R.J.N. (1972). Nucl. Phys., B47, 29CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Barger, V. and Halzen, F. (1972). Phys. Rev., D6, 1918.Google Scholar
  10. Barshay, S. and Chao, Y.A. (1972). Phys. Rev. Letters, 29, 753.Google Scholar
  11. Bartenev, P. et al. (1972). Nal preprint.Google Scholar
  12. Beznogikh, G.G. et al. (1969). Phys. Letters, 30B, 274.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Beznogikh, G.G. (1972). Phys. Letters, 39B, 411.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Byckling, E. and Kajantie, K. (1973). John Wiley and Sons.Google Scholar
  15. Cheng, H. and Wu, T.T. (1970). Phys. Rev. Letters, 24, 1456.Google Scholar
  16. Cheng, H., Walker, J.K. and Wu, T.T. (1973). Various Nal preprints.Google Scholar
  17. Chiu, C.B. and Finkelstein, J. (1968). Nuovo Cimento, 57, 649.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Chou, T.T. and Yang, C.N. (1968). Phys. Rev. Letters, 20, 1213.Google Scholar
  19. Chou, T.T. and Yang, C.N. (1970). Phys.. Rev. Letters, 25, 1072.Google Scholar
  20. Cline, D., Halzen, F. and Luthe, J. (1973). Phys. Rev. Letters, 31, 491.Google Scholar
  21. Denisov, S.P. et al. (1971). Phys. Letters, 36B, 415.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. DeGrand, T.A. (1973). MIT Preprint 365.Google Scholar
  23. deGroot, E.H. and Miettinen, H.I. (1973). Rutherford preprint RL-73–003.Google Scholar
  24. DeTar, C.E., Freedman, S.A. and Veneziano, G. (1971). Phys. Rev., D4, 906.Google Scholar
  25. Durand, L. and Lipes, R. (1968). Phys. Rev. Letters, 20, 637.Google Scholar
  26. Eden, R.J. (1966). Phys. Rev. Letters, 16, 39.Google Scholar
  27. Eden, R.J. (1967). Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  28. Finkelstein, J. and Roy, S.M. (1971). Phys. Letters 34B, 322.Google Scholar
  29. Finkelstein, J. and Zachariasen, F. (1971): Phys. Letters, 34B, 631.Google Scholar
  30. Foley, K.J. (1967). Phys. Rev. Letters, 19, 857.Google Scholar
  31. Frautschi, S. and Margolis, B. (1968). Nuovo Cimento, 56A, 1153.Google Scholar
  32. Froissart, M. (1961). Phys. Rev., 123, 1053.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Halzen, F. and Michael, C. (1971). Phys. Letters, 36B, 367.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Heisenberg, W. (1949). Nature, 164, 65.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Henyey, F.S., Hong Tuan, R. and Kane, G.L. (1973). University of Michigan preprint UM HE 73–18.Google Scholar
  36. Hogaasen, H. and Michael, C. (1972). Nucl. Phys., B44, 214.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. Horn, D. This volume.Google Scholar
  38. Islam, M.M. (1967). Proceedings of the Theoretical Physics Intitute, University of Colorado.Google Scholar
  39. Jacob, M. This volume.Google Scholar
  40. Jin, Y.S. and Martin, A. (1964). Phys. Rev., 135, B1369 and B1375.Google Scholar
  41. Kane, G.L. (1972). Phys. Letters 40B, 363.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. Kane, G.L. (1973). Implication of Experimental Data for our view of the Pomeron, Invited Talk for the ANL “Symposium on the Pomeron”.Google Scholar
  43. Kinoshita, T. Loeffel, J.J. and Martin, A. (1964). Phys. Rev., 135B, 1464.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. Khuri, N.N. and Kinoshita, T. (1965). Phys. Rev. 137B, 720.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. Khuri, N.N. (1973). Phys. Rev. Letters, 30, 1094.Google Scholar
  46. Lukaszuk, L. and Martin, A. (1967). Nuovo Cimento, 52A, 122.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. MacDowell, S.W. and Martin. A. (1964). Phys. Rev., 1356, 960.Google Scholar
  48. Martin, A. (1966). Nuovo Cimento, 42A, 930.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  49. Martin, A. (1973). CERN TH1650, Invited talk at the meeting of the Royal Society on Proton-Proton Scattering at High Energies.Google Scholar
  50. Michael, C. (1972). Proceedings of XVIth International Conference on High Energy Physics, Batavia.Google Scholar
  51. Michejda, L. (1968). Nucl. Physics, B4, 113.Google Scholar
  52. Morrison, D.R.O. (1973). Lecture given at the Royal Society discussion meeting on Proton-Proton Scattering at Very High Energies, London. Olsen, S. Private communication.Google Scholar
  53. Phillips, R.J.N. (1972). Proceedings of the Amsterdam Internatio nal Conference on Elementary Particles, North-Holland Publishers.Google Scholar
  54. Roy, S.M. (1972). Physics Reports, 5C, 191.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  55. Singh, V. and Roy, S.M. (1970). Phys. Rev., 10, 2638.Google Scholar
  56. Van Hove, L. (1963). Nuovo Cimento, 28, 798.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  57. Zachariasen, F. (1971). Phys. Reports 2C, 1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  58. Zachariasen, F. (1973). Models with Growing Cross Sections, Review talk given at the Nal Conference on Diffractive Phenomena.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis Halzen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

Personalised recommendations