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Charge Symmetry in ¹³N and ¹³C: a Coupled-Channel Model


Fox, George (1979) Charge Symmetry in ¹³N and ¹³C: a Coupled-Channel Model. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/KPCM-RE19.


A set of coupled-channel differential equations based on a rotationally distorted optical potential is used to calculate the wave functions required to evaluate the gamma ray transition rate from the first excited state to the ground state in ¹³C and ¹³N. The bremsstrahlung differential cross section of low energy protons is also calculated and compared with existing data. The marked similarity between the potentials determined at each resonance level in both nuclei supports the hypothesis of the charge symmetry of nuclear forces by explaining the deviation of the ratios of the experimental E1 transition strengths from unity.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Applied Physics and Economics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Applied Physics
Minor Option:Economics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Tombrello, Thomas A.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:11 May 1979
Non-Caltech Author Email:gfox (AT)
Funding AgencyGrant Number
NSFPHY76- 83685
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:02122014-095048421
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ID Code:8070
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:12 Feb 2014 18:06
Last Modified:10 Dec 2021 00:02

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