Massive Lepton-Pair Production in Hadron-Hadron Collisions at High Energies

  title={Massive Lepton-Pair Production in Hadron-Hadron Collisions at High Energies},
  author={S. Drell and T. Yan},
  journal={Physical Review Letters},
  • S. Drell, T. Yan
  • Published 1970
  • Physics
  • Physical Review Letters
  • On the basis of a parton model studied earlier we consider the production process of large mass lepton pairs from hadron-hadron inelastic collisions in the limiting region, s --coo, Q 2 /s finite, Q2 and s being the squared invariant masses of the lepton pair and the two initial hadrons, respectively. General scaling properties and connections with deep inelastic electron scattering are discussed. In particular, a rapidly decreasing cross section as Q2/s 1 is predicted as a consequence of the… CONTINUE READING

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