The energy dependence of nuclear reaction cross sections

N. H. Kwong, J. Hüfner

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The reaction cross section σRpA(E) for proton-nucleus collisions varies with energy as the total cross section σtpN(E) does for proton-nucleon scattering in the energy regime 100 MeV ≤ E ≤400 GeV. We propose several empirical relations, and test them by a χ2 analysis of various data. Within the framework of Glauber theory, the parameters in the relations can be linked to the cross section for a single inelastic collision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-374
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 25 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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