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Multiparticle production data on proton-nucleus collisions have been analyzed taking the number of ‘created’ charged particles instead of the observed number of shower particles as the variable. The mean normalized multiplicity,RA, has been found to be independent of energy in the energy range (7–8000) GeV and its mass number dependence has been obtained. The modified analysis introduces some more regularities in the experimental results onp-nucleus collisions like the invariance with respect to energy of the relationshipRA = α + βNh and the KNO-like scaling of the multiplicity distributions of the created charged particles. The functional form of the scaling function has been calculated.
Volume 97, 2023
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