Dimuon production in 800-GeV proton-nucleus collisions

C. N. Brown, W. E. Cooper, D. Finley, Y. B. Hsiung, A. M. Jonckheere, H. Jostlein, D. M. Kaplan, L. M. Lederman, G. Moreno, Y. Hemmi, K. Imai, K. Miyake, T. Nakamura, N. Sasao, N. Tamura, T. Yoshida, A. Maki, Y. Sakai, R. Gray, K. B. LukJ. P. Rutherfoord, P. B. Straub, R. W. Williams, K. K. Young, M. R. Adams, H. Glass, D. Jaffe, R. L. McCarthy, J. A. Crittenden, S. R. Smith

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A measurement of continuum dimuon production in proton-copper collisions at 800-GeV incident energy is presented. The dimuons observed in this experiment cover the mass range from 6.5 to 18 GeV near y=0 in the proton-nucleon center-of-momentum frame. Scaling forms of the cross section for the continuum are compared with the results of other experiments in the context of the parton model and quantum chromodynamics. The present limitations of such scaling comparisons are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2637-2640
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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