(Received April 22, 1997)
We present a model to describe inclusive meson production in e+e- reactions based on a quark cascade approach whose formulation is put in terms of diffusion equations for three quark flavors (u, d, s). These equations are solved by using a formalism previously developed for the problem of the electromagnetic cascade generated in the atmosphere by cosmic-ray interactions. The obtained solutions are given in terms of a combination of power-law functions whose profiles are adequate to describe the characteristics observed in the inclusive spectrum of mesons.
URL : http://ptp.ipap.jp/link?PTP/98/661/
DOI : 10.1143/PTP.98.661
*)Fellow of FAPESP : Instituto de Fisica Teorica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Unesp, 01405-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
**)Permanent address : Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Unicamp, 13083-970 Campinas, SP, Brazil.