The nuclear photoeffect in light nuclei at medium to high photon energies

Findlay, David J. S (1975) The nuclear photoeffect in light nuclei at medium to high photon energies. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The experiments in this thesis are investigations of the medium to high energy nuclear photoeffect in various p-shell nuclei; this territory has not been well explored, and the present experiments represent a considerable advance.The high energy nuclear photoeffect is interesting because it is primarily a high momentum process, and should therefore be sensitive to short range effect between nucleons in the nucleus, effect to which most other nuclear processes are not sensitive.The set of data gathered is sufficiently extensive to show that the simplest interpretation of the high energy nuclear photoeffect is very reasonable. Also it is found that the independent particle shell model is incapable of explaining experiment; short range residual interactions are necessary but a popular method of introducing such interactions, relatively successful for some other high momentum processes, is shown to be inappropriate, an it is found that, in between the giant dipole resonance an the pi meson exchange. Chapter 1 of this thesis presents the details of the experiments performed and gives a general discussion of the nuclear photoeffect, Chapter 2 describes the experimental system, and Chapter 5 discusses the results. Mathematical machinery may be found in the Appendices.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: R O Owens
Keywords: Nuclear physics and radiation, High energy physics
Date of Award: 1975
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1975-74251
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 15:33

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