THEORY OF NUCLEAR REACTIONS INVOLVING POLARIZED DEUTERONS
CARNEGIE INST OF TECH PITTSBURGH PA
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Methods of describing the polarization of particles of spin 1, such as the deuteron, are considered. The restrictions which the usual invariance requirements place upon the spin dependence of transition amplitudes are determined no theory of nuclear interactions is presupposed. The polarization of the deuterons produced in the p p yields pi d reaction is studied. Detailed assumptions concerning this reaction are not made, but limitations are put on the orbital angular momenta which should be valid if the energy is not too high. Elastic d-p scattering is suggested as a means of detection of this polarization, and the possibility of its use is explored.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics