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Backward resonance production in pi minus plus proton goes to neutron pi plus pi minus at 8 GeV/c

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Title: Backward resonance production in pi minus plus proton goes to neutron pi plus pi minus at 8 GeV/c
Author(s): Wagner, Robert Gene
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Eisenstein, B. I.; Eisenstein, B. I.
Department / Program: Physics
Discipline: Physics
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): backward resonance productions liquid hydrogen neutral hadron decay angular distributions resonant states
Abstract: This thesis reports on a study of the interaction n p ~ nn n where the neutron was produced fast and forward in the laboratory. The data were obtained using an 8 GeV/c n beam that was focussed on a liquid hydrogen target located inside the University of Il1inois~Argonne National Laboratory streamer chamber. The chamber was triggered on the interaction of a fast, forward neutral hadron in thick plate optical spark chambers. A total of 866 events had an acceptable 3-constraint fit to n p ~ nn nand satisfied other selection criteria. The data was characterized by backward production of the final states npo, nfo, and delta-(1232)pi+. Differential cross sections and decay angular distributions for these resonant states are presented and the implications for the production mechanisms discussed.
Issue Date: 1978
Genre: Dissertation / Thesis
Type: Text
Language: English
Rights Information: 1978 Robert Gene Wagner
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-31
Identifier in Online Catalog: 312182

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