Exotic Atoms '79 Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter

Exotic Atoms '79 Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter

by Kenneth Crowe (Editor)

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The second course of the International School on the Physics of Exotic Atoms took place at the "Ettore Majorana" Center for Scien­ tific Culture, Erice, Sicily, during the period from March 25 to April 5, 1979. It was attended by 40 participants from 23 insti­ tutes in 8 countries. The purpose of the course was to review the various aspects of the physics of exotic atoms, with particular emphasis on the re­ sults obtained in the last two years, i.e., after the first course of the School (Erice, April 24-30, 1977). The course dealt with two main topics, A) Exotic atoms and fundamental interactions and B) Applications to the study of the structure of matter. One of the aims of the course was to offer an opportunity for the exchange of experiences between scientists working in the two fields. In view of this, the lectures in the morning discussed the more general arguments in a common session, whereas the more specialized topics were treated in the afternoon, in two parallel sections. Section A was organized around four main subjects, briefly pos­ itronium and muonium, quarkonium, baryonium and neutral currents in atomic physics. In addition various progresses were reported in muon and antiproton physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461330448
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Series: System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development , #3
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1980
Pages: 403
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I. Fundamental Interactions.- Muonium.- Positronium.- Anomalous Muon Capture and Lepton Number Conservation.- A New Measurement of the Muon Capture Rate in Liquid Hydrogen.- Polarization Experiments in the Godfrey-Cycle.- Parity Non-Conservation in Atoms and Molecules.- II. Quark Atoms.- Quark Atoms.- Test of QCD with Heavy Quark Bound States.- Baryonium - Nuclear Atom or Colour Molecule?.- III. The Chemical Physics of Mesic Atoms and Molecules.- Atomic Capture of Negative Mesons in Hydrogen.- New Developments in the Study of Mesic Chemistry.- Elastic Scattering of Muonic Hydrogen Atoms Against Protons: Status of Experiments.- Muon Transfer Processes from Free Muonic Hydrogen and Deuterium: Recent Experimental Results.- Hydrogenic Mesomolecules and Muon Catalyzed Fusion.- IV. Muon Spin Rotation.- Muon Diffusion and Trapping in Solids.- Hydrogen Diffusion and Trapping in BCC and FCC Metals.- Light-Interstitial Diffusion in Metals.- Some Aspects on Positive Muons as Impurities in Metals.- LAMPF Results on ?+ Diffusion in Metals.- ?SR in Semiconductors.- ?SR in Ferromagnetic Metals.- Free Radicals in Muonium Chemistry.

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