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X-Ray Spectra from Exotic Atoms of Hydrogen and Helium.

Bird, Peter Martin. (1982) X-Ray Spectra from Exotic Atoms of Hydrogen and Helium. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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An experiment [CERN PS165] is described which aimed to study the interaction between a kaon and a proton by measurement of the X-ray spectrum from kaonic hydrogen in a liquid target. The spectra of exotic atoms of helium, also a liquid target, were studied first to test the apparatus. In each case the objective was to measure X-ray intensities and the strong interaction effects, namely energy shift [E] and the line broadening [T], induced by the short range nuclear force operating when a negatively charged exotic hadron reaches a low lying atomic state. The related theory and interpretation are also discussed. The results for kaonic helium, E2p = (-0.050 +/- 0.012) keV and T 2p = (0.100 +/- 0.040) keV, confirm the previous report of a disagreement with theoretical expectation. The measured 3-2 X-ray transition intensity is about 1% per atom. The results on p-helium, E 2p = (-0.012 +/- 0.014) keV and T 2p = (0.+0.040-0.) keV are in agreement with theory and contrary to the conclusions of a previous experiment (14); the absolute intensity of the 3-2 X-ray transition, measured for the first time in a liquid target, is (4.4 +/- 2.2)% per atom.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors :
Bird, Peter Martin.
Date : 1982
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Additional Information : Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 1982.
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Date Deposited : 22 Jun 2018 15:15
Last Modified : 06 Nov 2018 16:54

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