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Pi zero photoproduction from hydrogen between 574 and 1211 MeV

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Wolverton, Franklin Bruce (1968) Pi zero photoproduction from hydrogen between 574 and 1211 MeV. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05232005-162311

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Cross section angular distributions for [...] photoproduction from hydrogen were measured for 28 laboratory photon energies from 574 to 1211 MeV. At most energies, the [...] center of mass angle was varied from 60[degrees] to 170[degrees] in steps of 10[degrees]. A magnetic spectrometer was used to measure the momentum and angle of the recoil proton. A scintillation counter hodoscope with lead convertors was used to detect the presence of at least one of the [...] decay gamma rays. For a majority of the measurements the [...] rates were separated from a contamination of pi pair rates using the difference in their distribution among the gamma counters. For the remainder of the measurements, charged pi pairs were eliminated using veto counters in front of the gamma counters. Internal inconsistency and comparison with other experiments indicate that the veto data are 10 to 15% low near 90[degrees] in the region of 750 MeV. The remainder of the data show good internal consistency and fair agreement with data of other experiments. The results show a peak at 140[degrees] near 1050 MeV which had been expected but not previously measured. Comparison of the backward angle data with that from experiments measuring cross sections very near 180[degrees] indicates either an inconsistency between experiments or a rapid drop in the cross section near 180[degrees] in the region around 800 MeV.

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):
  • Walker, Robert Lee
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:9 May 1968
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05232005-162311
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05232005-162311
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ID Code:1973
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:24 May 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:44

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