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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 2, 741-746
DOI 10.1007/s100529800717

Bremsstrahlung pair production in relativistic heavy ion collision

Helmar Meier1 - Kai Hencken1,2 - Dirk Trautmann1 - Gerhard Baur3

1 Institut für Physik der Universität Basel, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
2 National Institute of Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
3 Institut für Kernphysik (Theorie), Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany

Received: 4 March 1997 / Revised version: 8 July 1997 / Published online: 20 February 1998

We calculate production of electron- and muon-pairs by the bremsstrahlung process in hadron collisions and compare it with the dominant two-photon process. Results for the total cross section are given for proton-proton and heavy-ion collisions at energies of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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