Accession Number : AD0285294

Title :   ANGULAR CORRELATIONS IN LAMBDA BETA DECAY

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY COLL LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : EGARDT,L.

Report Date : 04 JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A current-current type of interaction is assumed with the conventional lepton current coupled to a general hyperon current involving 6 unknown form factors. The expression obtained for the electron proton angular correlation is to a large extent dominated by phase space and for reasonable assumptions about the form factors the angular distribution of electrons with respect to the proton momentum is always peaked in the backward direction. This also holds true for a scalar, pseudoscalar or a tensor interaction. Some comments are made on the effect of an intermediate particle. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BETA DECAY, *HYPERONS, *NUCLEAR REACTIONS, *NUCLEONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE