Date of Award

1986

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Abstract

The cross section, (sigma)(('12)C + T (--->) 3(alpha) + X) or (sigma)(3(alpha)), and excitation energy spectrum, d(sigma)(3(alpha))/dE('*), for ('12)C have been measured for 2.1 GeV/nucleon ('12)C using a 0.9(g/cm('2)) target of ('12)C. The d(sigma)(3(alpha))/dE('*) spectrum was found to include excitation energies in excess of 50 MeV. The dissociation of ('12)C into three (3) alpha particles at these excitation energies is evidence for clustering in the ('12)C nucleus.

Pages

171

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