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A Measurement of the Process P+D → He³ + Photon at Intermediate Energies


Kline, Robert Vernon (1974) A Measurement of the Process P+D → He³ + Photon at Intermediate Energies. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/XW3E-WX28.


We have measured the process pd → He³γ in the energy region of Δ(1236) nucleon isobar excitation. At an incident proton energy of 462 MeV, data were assembled for center of mass angles of 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 105°, 120°, and 135°. We also measured the energy dependence of the 90° cross-section in the center of mass, for incident proton energies of 377, 462 and 576 MeV. We discuss implications for T-invariance in the electromagnetic interaction by a detailed balance comparison with the inverse reaction. In addition, we present an angular distribution for the process pd → He³π° at an incident proton energy of 462, as well as limited angular distributions at 377 and 576 MeV.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics)
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.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:10 October 1973
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05202005-085150
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ID Code:1895
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Deposited On:20 May 2005
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