Rafael Armenteros (1922–2004) was a Spanish particle physicist, who was one of the leading figures in CERN's various bubble chamber experiments. He is best known for the method he co-devised with J. Podolansky in 1953–1954. This technique is used in the analysis of the dynamics of two-body V decays and the relevant representation of data is known as an Armenteros-Podolansky plot. These plots were among the first few public results from the LHC experiments, since
S and (anti-)lambda particles studied this way provide good examples for the demonstration of the performance of the tracking systems.
- Obituary on CERN Document Server
- J. Podolansky and R. Armenteros. Phil. Mag., 45(13), 1954
- A presentation by J.-L. Tang, giving the summary of the technique
- Example plot from the ATLAS experiment.