Branching processes and multiparticle production

S. G. Matinyan, E. B. Prokhorenko
1993 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
The general theory of the branching processes is used for establishing the relation between the parameters $k$ and $\bar n$ of the negative binomial distribution. This relation gives the possibility to describe the overall data on multiplicity distributions in $pp (p\bar p)$-collisions for energies up to 900 GeV and to make several interesting predictions for higher energies. This general approach is free from ambiguities associated with the extrapolation of the parameter $k$ to unity.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.48.5127 pmid:10016171 fatcat:i3zz5mqu5bfmnohaw5dnpiq3cq