Volume 80, Number 2, October 2007
Article Number 22003
Number of page(s) 4
Section Nuclear Physics
Published online 24 September 2007
EPL, 80 (2007) 22003
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/80/22003

Pronounced pionic self-similarity in ring-like events in 16O-AgBr interactions

Dipak Ghosh1, Argha Deb1, Prabir Kumar Haldar1, 2 and Aparna Dhar(Mitra)1

1  Nuclear and Particle Physics Research Centre, Department of Physics, Jadavpur University Kolkata, 700 032, India
2  Rishi Bankim Chandra College - Naihati, West Bengal, India

received 23 April 2007; accepted in final form 23 August 2007; published October 2007
published online 24 September 2007

This paper reports a study of ring-like and jet-like events in terms of Scaled factorial Moments (SFMs) in two-dimensional space for pions produced in 16O-AgBr interactions at 60 A GeV. The analysis reveals an intermittent type of increase in SFMs with decreasing bin width in both types of events. The analysis further shows that stronger fluctuations occur in the case of ring-like events.

25.75.-q - Relativistic heavy-ion collisions.
25.70.Mn - Projectile and target fragmentation.
24.60.Ky - Fluctuation phenomena.

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