Three-pion interferometry results from central Pb + Pb collisions at 158A GeV/c

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Abstract

The π- π- π- interference of pions produced in central Pb+Pb collisions at 158 GeV per nucleon was studied. It was observed that the contribution of the genuine three-pion correlation, although small, is substantial. The observed correlation is greater than reported for S + Pb minimum bias collisions, but not as large as expected for a fully chaotic symmetric source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2895-2899
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume85
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2000

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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