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Published May 1, 1962 | Published
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Regge poles in π-π scattering


The connection between Regge poles, bound states and resonances, and asymptotic behavior in momentum transfer is reviewed within the framework of the analytically continued S matrix, and a convergent iteration procedure is given for calculating the position and residue of a Regge pole in terms of a given (generalized) potential. By examining the long-range potential in the ππ system, it is inferred that Regge poles should appear in the I=0 and I=1 states, and that the latter pole may be responsible for the ρ meson while the former may well dominate high-energy behavior at low-momentum transfer in the crossed channels. The connection of this possibility with forward coherent (diffraction) scattering in general is explored, and a number of experimental predictions are emphasized. Finally it is shown that the short-range forces due to exchange of 4, 6, ... pions are likely to be repulsive and must be included in some form if a consistent solution is to be achieved.

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© 1962 The American Physical Society. Received 21 December 1961. We wish to acknowledge the many important contributions of Dr. M. Froissart to the ideas discussed here. Work done under the auspices of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

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