Total Cross-Section Measurements

Total Cross-Section Measurements

Progress in Nuclear Physics

1st Edition - September 10, 1970

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  • Author: G. Giacomelli
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181523

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Total Cross-Section Measurements discusses the cross-sectional dimensions of elementary hadron collisions. The main coverage of the book is the resonance and high energy area of the given collision. A section of the book explains in detail the characteristic of a resonance region. Another section is focused on the location of the high energy region of collision. Parts of the book define the meaning of resonance in nuclear physics. Also explained are the measurement of resonance and the identification of the area where the resonance originates. Different experimental methods to measure the total cross section of a charged particle are given. One such method is the transmission method. Bubble chamber measurement is another method that is covered in the book. Systems of analysis such as the pion-nucleon system, the K–-nucleon system, and K+- nucleon system are discussed. The book is an excellent guide for nuclear physicists and students of physics.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    2. Experimental Methods

    2.1. The Transmission Method for Charged Particles

    2.1.1. Principle of a Transmission Measurement

    2.1.2. The Beam

    2.1.3. The Counters

    2.1.4. The Electronics

    2.1.5. The Targets

    2.1.6. Experimental Procedure

    2.1.7. Corrections

    2.2. Bubble Chamber Measurements for Charged Particles

    2.3. Measurements of Total Cross-Sections of Neutral Particles

    2.3.1. Neutrons

    2.3.2. Absorption Coefficients for Photons

    2.4. Other Methods

    3. The Computation of the Pure Isospin Cross-Sections. The Deuteron Problem

    3.1. The Pure Isospin Cross-Sections

    3.2. The Shadow Effect

    3.3. The Fermi Motion

    4. Analysis of the Experimental Errors

    5. Analysis of the Total Cross-Section Data

    5.1. The Pion-Nucleon System

    5.2. The K--Nucleon System

    5.3. The K+-Nucleon System

    5.4. The Nucleon-Nucleon System

    5.5. The ΛN and ΣN Systems

    5.6. The Antinucleon-Nucleon System

    5.7. Comparison of the High-Energy Behaviors

    5.8. Dispersion Relations

    5.9. Absorption Cross-Sections off Nuclei

    6. Concluding Remarks



    Appendix A: Interpolated Values of Total Cross-Sections

    Appendix B: A Listing of All Measured Total Cross-Sections

Product details

  • No. of pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: September 10, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181523

About the Author

G. Giacomelli

About the Editors

D. M. Brink

J. H. Mulvey

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