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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 6, 349-354
DOI 10.1007/s1005298000910

HBT correlations and charge ratios
in multiple production of pions

A. Bialas - K. Zalewski

M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
(e-mail: bialas@thp4.if.uj.edu.pl, zalewski@chall.ifj.edu.pl)

Received: 25 March 1998 / Published online: 21 August 1998

The influence of the HTB effect on the multiplicity distribution and charge ratios of independently produced pions is studied. It is shown that, for a wide class of models, there is a critical point, where the average number of pions becomes very large and the multiplicity distribution becomes very broad. In this regime unusual charge ratios ("centauros", "anticentauros") are strongly enhanced. The prospects for reaching this regime are discussed.

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