Accession Number : AD0635312

Title :   SINGLE LEVEL MUON CAPTURE CALCULATIONS FOR C12 AND O16.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : ALABAMA UNIV UNIVERSITY

Personal Author(s) : Huffaker, J. N. ; Jacob,R. F.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : Assuming the validity of the Universal Fermi Interaction hypothesis, comparison of theoretical single level muon capture rates with experimental data may prove valuable in determining the form and extent of renormalization of the nucleon-lepton weak interaction Hamiltonian density (the magnitudes of the induced form factors). To this end the muon capture transition probabilities were calculated for the C12 to B12 (ground state to ground state) and the O16 to N16 (O(+) to O(-)), (O(+) to 1(-)) transitions. Analysis of experimental results for these rates permits the computation of a region of possible values for the induced pseudoscalar (G sub p) and induced tensor (G sub T) form factors. The results are qualitatively in agreement with theoretical predictions of G sub p = 8(Lambda), where G sub T = O. The muon wave functions are corrected for finite nuclear size and relativistic effects, which are found to be not entirely negligible, even for the ratio of O16 capture rates. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MESON CAPTURE, WAVE FUNCTIONS), (*MUONS, MESON CAPTURE), (*CARBON, MESON CAPTURE), (*OXYGEN, MESON CAPTURE), FERMIONS, LEPTONS, NUCLEAR ENERGY LEVELS, TRANSFORMATIONS, PROBABILITY, TENSOR ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE