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Muon Capture in the Shell Model


Duck, Ian Morley (1961) Muon Capture in the Shell Model. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/VWWY-B590.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. An effective weak interaction Hamiltonian due to Primakoff has been used in conjunction with the shell model of the nucleus to predict [...] meson capture rates to the bound states of [...], [...] and [...]. All three of these nuclei have a slow inverse [...] decay which should permit detection of a capture by an experiment which is easier than that necessary when the inverse [...] decay is fast. The [...] and [...] capture rates are predictable with sufficient confidence to constitute a test for the presence of the induced pseudoscalar interaction in [...] capture, but are not sufficiently sensitive to the presence of the conserved vector current in the weak interaction to decide on its existence. The [...] predictions are interesting from the point of view of nuclear structure, in that they are an analogue of "allowed but unfavored" transitions in [...] decay theory, and the capture rate is reduced due to the different space symmetries of the states involved. Central values of the predicted capture rates to bound states are, in [...]; [...]; and in [...].

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics) ; muons
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Christy, Robert F. (advisor)
  • Mathews, Jon (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1961
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12022004-155343
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ID Code:4717
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Deposited On:02 Dec 2004
Last Modified:17 Nov 2023 00:03

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