Accession Number : AD0677067

Title :   NEGATIVE-PION-PROTON ELASTIC SCATTERING AT 180 DEGREES FROM 1.6 TO 5.3 GEV/C.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Kormanyos,Stephen W.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The differential cross section was measured for negative-pion-proton elastic scattering at 180 deg. in steps of 0.10 GeV/c or less in the region from 1.6 to 5.3 GeV/c. There is considerable structure in the cross section. This may be interpreted as an interference effect between the resonance amplitude and the nonresonant or background amplitude. There is a dramatic destructive interference at Po = 2.15 GeV/c which is quite interesting as the cross section drops almost two orders of magnitude in this region. Another interesting feature of the experiment is the large narrow peak in the cross section at Po = 5.12 GeV/c. We believe that this is firm evidence for the existence of a nucelon resonance with a mass of (3245 plus or minus 10) MeV. This N* (3245) has a full width at half-maximum of less than 35 MeV. The width of the resonance is about 1% of its mass. Parities and the quantity X(J + 1/2) are given for various N* resonances where X is the elasticity and J is the spin of the resonance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PIONS, *ELASTIC SCATTERING), (*PROTONS, ELASTIC SCATTERING), MESON SCATTERING, DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS, NUCLEAR RESONANCE, PROTON BEAMS, PROTON SCATTERING, THESES

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE