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Application of dispersion relations to proton Compton scattering


Mathews, Jon (1957) Application of dispersion relations to proton Compton scattering. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


Dispersion theory has been applied to proton Compton scattering at all angles. Unitarity of the S matrix determines the imaginary part of the scattering amplitude; the only absorptive process considered is pion photoproduction. The problem of analytic continuation of amplitudes has been handled in a natural way, which should be valid for scattering energies up to several hundred Mev. Numerical results calculated in a static approximation are in essential agreement with present experimental data.

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):
  • Gell-Mann, Murray
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1957
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07142004-160311
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ID Code:2883
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Deposited On:16 Jul 2004
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:55

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