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Two-body photodisintegration of the deuteron at intermediate energy


Belz, J. Eric (1994) Two-body photodisintegration of the deuteron at intermediate energy. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/pvgg-3b23.


We have measured the differential cross section for two-body deuteron photodisintegration at center-of-mass angles of 90°, 53° and 37° with photon energies from 1.6 Ge V to 2.8 Ge V. Additional data were taken at θ* = 37° and E_γ = 4.2 GeV. Invariant cross sections at θ* =90° and 53° appear to follow a simple scaling law predicted by constituent counting rules of perturbative QCD, while the cross section at θ* = 37° shows a slower fall-off with photon energy. Angular distributions show increasing forward peaking at higher energies. Agreement with various theoretical predictions based on pQCD and meson-exchange models is discussed.

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):
  • McKeown, Robert D.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:5 January 1994
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04252013-091941476
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ID Code:7632
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