A bubble chamber study of π-p charge-exchange scattering at 930 MeV is reported. The forward differential cross-section is derived and compared with the result obtained on the basis of dispersion relations and the charge-independence hypothesis. Satisfactory agreement is obtained.
Approximately 1200 π−-proton interactions in a liquid hydrogen bubble chamber were studied to obtain the elastic differential cross section and inelastic partial cross sections at 950±20 Mev mean laboratory energy. Relative cross sections were converted to absolute values using the total cross section obtained by Cool and co-workers with counters. The differential cross section is inconsistent with a resonance of definite total angular momentum and parity and can be fitted by a superposition of partial waves of angular momenta up to 3ℏ without spin-flip scattering. In the center-of-mass system, 30% of the pions scatter beyond a broad minimum of the cross section at 75°.
Results are presented of measurements of the polarisation parameter for the reaction π−p→π°n : π°→γγ at 22 incident momenta in the resonance region. These results are generally in agreement with those of previous measurements and in qualitative agreement with predictions of phase shift analyses.
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