Estimating inelasticity with the information theory approach

F. S. Navarra, O. V. Utyuzh, G. Wilk, Z. Włodarczyk
2003 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
Using the information theory approach, in both its extensive and nonextensive versions, we estimate the inelasticity parameter $K$ of hadronic reactions together with its distribution and energy dependence from $p\bar{p}$ and $pp$ data. We find that the inelasticity remains essentially constant in energy except for a variation around $K\sim 0.5$, as was originally expected.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.67.114002 fatcat:j3dx55radrbfrbpl4ltmxrjacq