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Experimental study of antiproton-proton annihilation into electron-positron pair and antiproton-proton annihilation into two [gamma]-rays for incident antiproton momenta of 1.50 GeV/c and 2.50 GeV/c

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Hartill, Donald L. (1967) Experimental study of antiproton-proton annihilation into electron-positron pair and antiproton-proton annihilation into two [gamma]-rays for incident antiproton momenta of 1.50 GeV/c and 2.50 GeV/c. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09172002-150943

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Upper limits for the differential cross sections at 90 [degrees] in the center of mass system for the reaction [...] have been measured for incident antiproton momenta of 1.50 geV/c and 2.50 geV/c. These limits to the 90% confidence level were [...] respectively. Two thin foil spark chambers were used to measure the laboratory angles of the electron and positron and two lead plate spark chambers were used to identify the electron and positron by their characteristic electromagnetic showers produced in such chambers. Assuming a one photon exchange mechanism for the annihilation, upper limits equal to 0.2 if [...] for the electric and magnetic form factors of the proton for time-like momentum transfers of +5.2(GeV/c)[superscript 2] and +6.8(GeV/c)[superscript 2] were obtained from the cross section limits.

The differential cross section at 90 [degrees] in the center of mass system for the reaction [...] has been tentatively measured for an incident antiproton momentum of 1.50 geV/c and an upper limit for this cross section has been measured for an incident antiproton momentum of 2.50 geV/c. The differential cross section at 1.50 geV/c is based on two events giving [...]. The upper limit to a 90% confidence level at 2.50 geV/c is [...]. Upper limits for the cross sections of the process [...] for incident [..] momenta ranging from 1.00 geV/c to 2.50 geV/c have been measured. Differential cross sections for the process [...] have been tentatively measured for center of mass angles from 55[degrees] to 90[degrees] and for incident [...] momenta ranging from 1.00 geV/c to 2.50 geV/c. The results for the [...] final state could, however, contain up to 50% background from the [...] final states.

The relative rates between the [...] and the [...] final states and between the [...] and the [...] final state appear to be at least a factor of two smaller than would be expected for a simple statistical model for the annihilation.

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):
  • Tollestrup, Alvin V.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1967
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09172002-150943
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09172002-150943
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ID Code:3577
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2002
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:01

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