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Angular Correlation of Successive Nuclear Radiations


Kraus, Alfred Andrew (1953) Angular Correlation of Successive Nuclear Radiations. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/KYA8-V204.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. The theory of angular distributions and correlations is described. Some new tables of Clebsch-Gordan coefficients have been calculated. In addition, particle and [gamma]-ray radiation functions are tabulated. Distribution and correlation functions for two particles of spin 1/2 coming together to form a compound nucleus which successively emits an [...]particle and then [gamma]-ray are tabulated for a large number of spins of the excited states involved. Several angular distributions from the reaction N[superscript 15]([...])C[superscript 12] were measured using scintillation counters as detectors. The analysis of the data shows that the 12.51-Mev level of O[superscript 16] is 2- or greater than five, that the 12.95-Mev level of O[superscript 16] is 2- or greater than five, that the 13.24-Mev level of O[superscript 16] is 4+ or greater than five, and that the 4.43-Mev level of C[superscript 12] is 2+ or greater than four.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics and Mathematics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Minor Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Fowler, William A.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1953
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05012003-113823
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ID Code:1558
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Deposited On:01 May 2003
Last Modified:19 May 2023 23:37

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