THE FIRST MEASUREMENT OF VECTOR POLARIZATION TRANSFERS IN THE REACTION POLARIZED PROTON - PROTON ---> POLARIZED DEUTERON - POSITIVE PION
TURPIN, STEPHEN EDWARD
Doctor of Philosophy thesis
A novel technique for measuring the vector polarization of scattered deuterons using the stripping reaction was developed and investigated in an experiment at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (Los Alamos) measuring the vector polarization transfer parameters in the reaction p(' )p (--->) d(' )(pi)('+) at 800 MeV. The parameters P, K(,NN), and combinations of K(,SS) and K(,SL) and of K(,LS) and K(,LL) were measured at 5 angles to a statistical precision of less than 0.08 and with systematic uncertainties less than 0.05.
Particle physics; Elementary particles; High energy physics