Pion PT Distribution and a Test of Scaling Hypothesis at an Incident Proton Energy of 24 GeV



The transverse momentum distribution of 900 secondary pions produced in interactions of 24 GeV protons with emulsion nuclei is seen to agree fairly well with the HAGEDORN distribution for a' = 3/2 and b' adjusted to 133 MeV. A satisfactory fit of FEYNMANS scaling idea is also observed at this incident energy.