• Nuclear interactions of K-mesons

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    • Keywords

       

      Target Nucleus; Nuclear Interaction; Cloud Chamber; Nuclear Disintegration; Direct Mass Measurement

    • Abstract

       

      Fast K-mesons (τ- as well as Kw-mesons) with energies between 150 and 250 MeV can cause nuclear disintegrations and lose a substantial fraction of their kinetic energy without losing their identity. The character of the interaction in three of the four cases discussed here exhibit a remarkable degree of similarity.

      The nuclear capture of a K-meson at rest is discussed. The nature and distribution of prongs in the capture star suggest that a Λ°-hyperon may have been formed during the capture process.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      R R Daniel1 D Lal1

      1. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay 1
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