Pion interferometry with pion-source-medium interactions

M. C. Chu, S. Gardner, T. Matsui, R. Seki

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An extended pion source, which can be temporarily created by a high energy nuclear collision, will also absorb and distort the outgoing pions. We discuss how this effect alters the interferometric pattern of the two-pion momentum correlation function. In particular, we show that the two-pion correlation function decreases rapidly when the opening angle between the pions increases. The opening-angle dependence should serve as a new means of obtaining information about the pion source in the analysis of experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3079-3087
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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