Unexplained empirical relations among certain scatterings
Abstract
When the differential crosssection data of π^{+} proton scattering are compared to the data of protonalpha scattering at momenta related by 4p_{4}=p_{π} (where p_{4} is the momentum of palpha scattering and p_{π} is the momentum of π^{+} proton scattering) a correlation is observed between p_{π}=125 MeV/c and 1100 MeV/c. The correlation is most pronounced in the region of the lowest energy resonance of both scatterings (p_{π}⊃210 MeV/c). A less pronounced correlation (in the lower energy regions) among four scatterings is observed when the differential crosssection data of π^{+} p and palpha scatterings and the data of p^{3}He and protondeuteron scatterings are compared using relations 4p_{4}=3p_{3}=2p_{2}=p_{π} (where p_{3} is the p^{3}He momentum and p_{2} is the protondeuteron momentum). The facts strongly suggest something of physical significance but no theoretical explanation is known. Indeed, an explanation seems to be beyond the scope of existing theory.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 March 1996
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00642304
 Bibcode:
 1996Ap&SS.244..347M