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Polarization of recoil protons from the photoproduction of neutral pions in hydrogen between 750 and 1450 MeV

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Bloom, Elliott Daniel (1967) Polarization of recoil protons from the photoproduction of neutral pions in hydrogen between 750 and 1450 MeV. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05032005-103209

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In a recent experiment on [...] photoproduction at the Caltech 1.5 BeV Electron Synchrotron, the polarization of the recoil proton was measured. The measurement was performed using a scattering and range spark chamber built out of variable thickness carbon modules. The sample of [...] was pure to better than 98%. Approximately 3500 useful scatters were obtained to yield polarization values, around 60[...] c.m. for the produced pion, for incoming photon energies 750 [...] k [...] 1450 MeV. The polarization values were obtained with a maximum likelihood method. A thorough investigation was made of all analyzing power data available for proton carbon scattering.

The results indicate a striking angular dependence, with the polarization changing sign for [...] ~ 60[degrees] to 70[degrees] throughout the energy region covered. These results are interpreted in the framework of an isobar model of [...] photoproduction with Regge-ized [...] exchange amplitude added.

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):
  • Heusch, Clemens A. (advisor)
  • Walker, Robert Lee (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:4 May 1967
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05032005-103209
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05032005-103209
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:1592
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:03 May 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:39

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