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Photodisintegration of the deuteron

Zachariasen, Fredrik (1956) Photodisintegration of the deuteron. Physical Review, 101 (1). pp. 371-376. ISSN 0031-899X. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.101.371.

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The Chew meson theory has been applied in an attempt to describe the photodisintegration of the deuteron in the region of 100 to 400 Mev, and in particular to explain the appearance of a sort of resonance at about 250 Mev. The process is viewed as a meson photoproduction, followed by meson scattering in deuterium (treated in the impulse approximation) and absorption. The qualitative features of total cross section are roughly reproduced, but the angular distribution does not seem to be fully understood on this model.

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Additional Information:© 1956 by The American Physical Society. Received 1 August 1955. I would like to thank R.F. Christy for continued interest and assistance, and R.P. Feynman, G.F. Chew, F.E. Low, and D.A. Liberman for several useful discussions. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
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