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Multiplicity distributions in hadronic and heavy ion reactions

  • R. M. Weiner
Conference paper


It is shown that the study of multiplicity distributions P(n) can provide valuable information about the reaction mechanism of strong interactions. The relation between P (n) and Bose-Einstein correlations is discussed and the recent Na35 results are interpreted as possible evidence for the existence of a chaotic and a coherent component in P(n). An experiment to test the coherent nature of pion beams is proposed.


Coherent State Quark Matter Multiplicity Distribution Final State Interaction Rapidity Window 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Weiner
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversityMarburgFederal Republic of Germany

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