Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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.
Engelage, Jon Maurice, "A Quasi-Exclusive Measurement of Carbon-12 (Carbon-12, 3alpha)x at 2.1 Gev/Nucleon." (1986). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 4232.