Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics - GLAUBER 1955
Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics


Glauber, R.J.;
Cross Sections in Deuterium at High Energies
Phys. Rev. 100 (1955) 242;

Recent measurements at high energies indicate that the total cross section of both nucleons and mesons with deuterons are noticeably smaller than the sums of the corresponding cross sections for free neutrons and protons. A formalism for calculating the cross section of the deuteron is developed, based on the assumption that the interaction of the incident particle with neutron and proton may individually be treated by the general method of diffraction theory.The nonadditivity of the free-particle cross sections is shown to be largely to "eclipses" in which either the neutron or the proton lies in the shadow cast by the other, an effect in which quantum mechanical diffraction plays an important role. Simple representation of the high energy interactions and the ground-state wave functions of the deuteron are found to lead to cross section defects of the magnitude observed.

Related references
More (later) information appears in
A. G. Sitenko, Ukr. Fiz. Jour. 4, 152 (1959);
See also
G. Moliere, Z.Naturforsch. 2a, 133 (1947);
S. Fernbach, R. Serber, and T. B. Taylor, Phys. Rev. 75 (1949) 1352;
Analyse data from
J. M. Blatt and M. H. Kalos, Phys. Rev. 92 (1953) 1563;
L. W. Smith, A. W. McReynolds, and G. Snow, Phys. Rev. 97 (1955) 1186;
T. Coor et al., Phys. Rev. 98 (1955) 1369;

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Invention the theory of the diffractive shadow effects in the high energy reactions with composite particles.
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