J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 51, Numéro C6, Novembre 19907th International Conference on Polarization Phenomena in Nuclear Physics
|Page(s)||C6-163 - C6-173|
J. Phys. Colloques 51 (1990) C6-163-C6-173
HYPERON POLARIZATION AT HIGH ENERGY : A TOOL TO INVESTIGATE THE STRONG INTERACTIONK. HELLER
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, U.S.A
The polarization of hyperons produced in high energy inclusive interactions is one of the most universal properties of the strong interaction. Measurements of polarization yield regular behavior which may help unravel the mechanisms of particle production. A review of the current status of such measurements will highlight this behavior and indicate how it fits into the quark picture of strong interactions. This review will include the latest surprising results from Fermilab on spin effects in the production of Ξ- and Ω- and anti-Ξ- hyperons.
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