Goldhaber, Gerson Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California.
- Kinematical limits
- Phase space distribution
- Comparison with Dalitz plot
- Additional Reading
The phase space triangle, or Goldhaber triangle, corresponds to the kinematically allowed boundary for a high-energy reaction leading to four or more particles. In a high-energy reaction between two particles a and b yielding four particles 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the final state (a + b → 1 + 2 + 3 + 4), it is convenient to consider the reaction in terms of the production of two intermediate-state quasi-particle composites x and y, which then decay into two particles each, as in expression (1).
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