Proton-proton bremsstrahlung in a relativistic covariant model

Gerard Henk Martinus


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Proton-proton bremsstrahlung is one of the simplest processes involving the half off-shell NN interaction. Since protons are equally-charged particles with the same mass, electric-dipole radiation is suppressed and higher-order effects play an important role. Thus it is possible to get information on the NN force not easily obtained from other processes. Proton-proton bremsstrahlung has the additional advantage that meson-exchange currents (MEC), necessary for current conservation in the proton-neutron case, are also suppressed. Therefore other higher-order effects, such as the contribution from intermediate delta's [14] or negative-energy states (pair currents) can become important. In this thesis the relativistic one-boson exchange model of Fleischer and Tjon [16] is used to study the effects of relativity in proton-proton bremstrahlung. ... Zie: Summary.
Originele taal-2English
KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
StatusPublished - 1998

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