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Title:Three pion production on complex nuclei at 23 GeV/c
Author(s):Roberts, Thomas John
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kruse, U.E.
Department / Program:Physics
Subject(s):three pion production
complex nuclei
spin-parity composition
Abstract:An analysis of three pion production data at 23 GeV/c is described; these reactions are of the form pi- -> pi+pi-pi-A where A is one of the nuclear targets: carbon, aluminum, copper, silver, or lead. Total and differential cross-sections are quoted, and the method of their computation is outlined. The spin-parity composition of the three-pion system has been analyzed using the Illinois method of partial wave analysis. The partial wave structure of the data is remarkably similar to that of the data from hydrogen, excepting the distributions in momentum transfer, which exhibit the usual coherent and incoherent contributions of nuclear scattering. The partial~wave results have been fitted with an optical model for three-pion production, with very good results. With this model the absorptions of the three-pion system (in nuclear matter) turn out to be roughly equal to that of a single pion, 25 millibarns, except for the JP = 0-component of the production, which is roughly 50 millibarns. In particular, the A2 (JP = 2+, mass = 1310 MeV) is coherently produced, with an absorption of roughly 25 millibarns.
Issue Date:1975
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:1975 Thomas John Roberts
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-07-06
Identifier in Online Catalog:2737502

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