Baryon number transfer in hadronic interactionsG.H. Arakelyan, A. Capella, A.B. Kaidalov and Yu.M. Shabelski
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique$^\star$, Université de Paris Sud, Bâtiment 210, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
(Received: 14 December 2001 / Revised version: 24 April 2002 Published online: 16 October 2002 )
The process of baryon number transfer due to string junction propagation in rapidity space is analyzed. It has a significant effect on the net baryon production in pp collisions at mid-rapidities and an even larger effect in the forward hemisphere in the cases of and interactions. The results of numerical calculations in the framework of the quark-gluon string model are in reasonable agreement with the data.
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