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High-energy nucleon Compton scattering


Zmuidzinas, Jonas Stasys (1963) High-energy nucleon Compton scattering. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


The high-energy nucleon Compton scattering process is studied to second order in the electromagnetic coupling constant from the viewpoint of complex angular momenta. Assuming the validity of the Regge hypothesis about the asymptotic behavior of scattering amplitudes, formulae for total and differential cross sections in the forward and backward directions are derived. Residues of Regge poles in their physical regions are estimated on the basis of existing experimental data. The implications of possible Regge cuts are discussed.

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):
  • Zachariasen, Fredrik (advisor)
  • Gell-Mann, Murray (co-advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Zachariasen, Fredrik (chair)
  • Gell-Mann, Murray
  • Walker, Robert Lee
  • Frautschi, Steven C.
Defense Date:1 January 1963
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05022005-142830
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ID Code:1576
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Deposited On:02 May 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:39

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