Bound-free pair production with a correction term in relativistic heavy-ion collisions


Abstract: In our previous work, we calculated bound-free electron-positron pair production cross section without a correction term. In this work, bound-free electron-positron pair production with a correction term is considered to calculate the cross section for peripheral relativistic heavy ion collisions. The Dirac wave functions have been used for the leptons and first order corrections are included. It is seen that the results for the production cross sections are considerably smaller than those of the previous calculations. We applied the same method for the calculations of the antihydrogen production cross sections as well.

Keywords: Bound-free pair production, antihydrogen production, correction term, QED, Monte Carlo method

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