
Accession Number : AD0643812
Title : MULTIPLE SCATTERING OF CHARGED PARTICLES,
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA
Personal Author(s) : Marion,Jerry B. ; Zimmerman,Barbara A.
Report Date : OCT 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : Numerical calculations were carried out for the multiple scattering of charged particles as described by the theories of Moliere and of Nigam, Sundaresan, and Wu (NSW). The NSW theory is the more accurate but the deviations from the older theory of Moliere are not great. An approximation to the NSW theory is given which is shown to be essentially indistinguishable from the complete NSW theory for the scattering of medium energy protons and which allows the construction of 'universal' angular distribution curves. A method is given which permits the rapid evaluation of the angle at which the angular distribution has decreased to 1/e of its value in the forward direction. (Author)
Descriptors : (*CHARGED PARTICLES, NUCLEAR SCATTERING), (*NUCLEAR SCATTERING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), THEORY, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), NUCLEAR CROSS SECTIONS, PROTONS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS
Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE