Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics - FOWLER 1951
Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics

FOWLER 1951

Fowler, P.H.; Menon, M.G.K.; Powell, C.F.; Rochat, O.;
Masses and Modes of Decay of Heavy Mesons - Part II. -Particles.
Phil. Mag. 42 (1951) 1040;

Summary
Further evidence which establishes the existence of heavy charged mesons which decay into three charged particles is presented. It is shown that the three secondary particles are probably -particles, and that the mass of the parent mesons, called -particles, is 966 8 me. The frequency of occurrence of - and -particles at the Jungfraujoch, in comparison with the number of -particles, is discussed, and it is shown that in the nuclear collisions involving protons of energy greater than 10 BeV, a large fraction of the energy lost in the creation of mesons must appear as - and -particles. The evidence suggests that the life-time of the heavy mesons is about 10-9 sec. The most favorable conditions for the detection of the particles by the photographic method are discussed.

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Related references
Analyse data from
R. H. Brown et al., Nature 163 (1949) 82;
Harding, Phil. Mag. 41 (1950) 405;
Bradner, F. M. Smith, W. H. Barkas, and A. S. Bishop, Phys. Rev. 77 (1950) 462;
C. M. G. Lattes, P. H. Fowler, and Cuer, Proc. Roy. Soc. 59 (1947) 883;
C. O'Ceallaigh, Phil. Mag. 42 (1951) 1032;
Alvarez, Proc. Harwell Nuclear Physics Conference (1950) 1;

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