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The Elastic Scattering of Deuterons by Beryllium


Renken, James Howard (1963) The Elastic Scattering of Deuterons by Beryllium. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Q4A4-ZP21.


The differential cross section for the elastic scattering of deuterons by beryllium-9 has been measured for bombarding energies from 0.4 Mev to 1.8 Mev at the center-of-mass angles of 90°, 125°16', and 163°30'. The cross sections were found to be slowly-increasing functions of the bombarding energy and are compatible with the assumption that the scattering nuclei may be represented by nearly-impenetrable charged spheres. No resonance structure was observed. These results are in disagreement with earlier observations of Be^9 (d,d)Be^9 scattering from which the existence of two levels in B^(11), having excitation energies of 16.766 Mev and 16.912 Mev, respectively, was inferred. The results of this experiment indicate that the previously-observed elastic scattering anomalies were due to some shortcoming in the procedure of the earlier experiment.

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):
  • Fowler, William A.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1963
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:05032012-120004946
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ID Code:7001
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:03 May 2012 20:10
Last Modified:09 Jan 2024 00:23

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