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Eur. Phys. J. C 32, s1.57-s1.68 (2004)
DOI: 10.1140/epjcd/s2003-01-004-6

Moments of the truncated multiplicity distributions

I.M. Dremin and V.A. Nechitailo

Lebedev Physical Institute, Leninsky pr. 53, 119991 Moscow, Russia


(Received 2 August 2002 / Published online 30 January 2003)


In experiment, the multiplicity distributions of inelastic processes are truncated due to finite energy, insufficient statistics or special choice of events. It is shown that the moments of such truncated multiplicity distributions possess some typical features.In particular, the oscillations of cumulant moments at high ranks and their negative values at the second rank can be considered as ones most indicative on specifics of these distributions. They allow to distinguish between distributions of different type.

PACS: 12.38.Qk

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