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An isobar model of nucleon Compton scattering


Weinman, Robert William (1967) An isobar model of nucleon Compton scattering. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


The Compton scattering of photons by nucleons is described in terms of an isobar model for the resonant states, using a spin 3/2 propagator and couplings at the vertices obtained from a phenomenological analysis of pion photo-production. The full Born term is taken into account, as well as contributions from pi and eta exchange in the t-channel.

Numerical results are obtained at 90[degrees] in the center of mass system for the energy range 300 to 800 MeV which agree substantially with experiment. The recoil nucleon polarization and the cross-sections for polarized photons are also calculated over this energy range.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Mathews, Jon
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:10 August 1966
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-04122005-150314
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ID Code:1358
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Deposited On:13 Apr 2005
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