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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. doi:10.7907/RDRV-RM95.


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
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 04:34

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