We study the simultaneous dissociation of heavy ultrarelativistic nuclei followed by the forward-backward neutron emission in peripheral collisions at colliders. The main contribution to this particular heavy-ion dissociation process, which can be used as a beam luminosity monitor, is expected to be due to the electromagnetic interaction. The Weizsacker-Williams method is extended to the case of simultaneous excitation of collision partners which is simulated by the RELDIS code. A contribution to the dissociation cross section due to grazing nuclear interactions is estimated within the abrasion model and found to be relatively small.
|Titolo:||Simultaneous Heavy Ion Dissociation at Ultrarelativistic Energies|
|Data di pubblicazione:||29-mag-2000|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|