Theoretical Intermediate Energy Physics at Rutgers University

  • Kloet, Willem (PI)

Project Details


I propose to investigate the role of sub-nucleon degrees of freedom in low and medium energy processes. In particular processes of very short range like nucleon- antinucleon annihilation and subsequent hadronization, mainly into pions, will be investigated. Microscopic models for annihilation and hadronization are either based on nucleon degrees of freedom, or sub- nucleon degrees of freedom, for example quarks and gluons. A large amount of accurate data from the LEAR accelerator at CERN on very specific annihilation modes of proton- antiproton collisions over a wide energy range, are now available. These data allow for a detailed comparison of experimental results with predictions from microscopic models and draw conclusions about their validity. In particular the spin dependence of the observables promises to be a stringent test on the models. A further test is if a consistent description of annihilation into three as well as two mesons can be found.

Effective start/end date6/1/975/31/01


  • National Science Foundation: $150,000.00


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