**4**, 705-709

DOI 10.1007/s100529800799

## Non-standard peak values of the Bose-Einstein
correlations

and their possible interpretation by a
metric description

of strong interactions

**F. Cardone ^{1}^{} -
M. Gaspero^{2,3} - R.
Mignani^{3,4}**

^{1} Università della Tuscia,
Istituto di Genio Rurale, Via S. Camillo De Lellis, I-01100 Viterbo,
Italy and CNR-GNFM

^{2} Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi
"La Sapienza", P.le A. Moro, 2, I-00185 Roma, Italy

^{3} I.N.F.N. Sezione di Roma 1, c/o Dipartimento di Fisica,
Università degli Studi "La Sapienza", P.le A. Moro, 2,

I-00185 Roma, Italy

^{4} Dipartimento di Fisica "E. Amaldi", Università
degli Studi "Roma Tre", Via della Vasca Navale, 84, I-00146 Roma,
Italy

Received: 22 May 1997 / Revised version: 23 October 1997 / Published online: 30 March 1998

**Abstract**

We critically reanalyze some recent experimental
data on the Bose-Einstein (BE) correlations in pion
production. We show that there is, in some cases,
an experimental evidence for a peak height of the
correlation function greater than two, contrarily to
the predictions of the "canonical" theory of BE
correlations. Although an explanation of such an
"anomalous" value can be given by means of
suitable phenomenological models, we show that
this result is a straightforward consequence of the
treatment of BE correlations within the framework
of a description of strong interactions in terms of a
deformed Minkowski metric.

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