High-energy Scattering of Protons by Nuclei

  title={High-energy Scattering of Protons by Nuclei},
  author={Roy J. Glauber},
The theory of high-energy hadron-nucleus collisions is discussed by means of the multiple-diffraction theory. Effects of the Coulomb field are accounted for in elastic scattering by light and heavy nuclei. Inelastic scattering is treated by means of the shadowed single collision approximation at small momentum t rans fer and the corresponding multiple collision expansion at large momentum t r ans fers. The theory is compared with the measurements of Bellettini et al. on proton-nucleus… CONTINUE READING