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The alpha-particle model of oxygen-16

Kameny, Stanley L (1955) The alpha-particle model of oxygen-16. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


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The [alpha]-Particle model is re-derived and used to calculate the energy levels of O16, extending the work of Dennison to include all levels up to 15 Mev.

Wave functions for low lying levels are used to compute the lifetimes of the first four excited levels of O16.

In addition, the model is applied to furnish core wave functions for a partially-excited-core shell model of O17. The lifetime of the 870 Kev level and the electric quadrupole and magnetic moments of the ground state are computed.

The energy level predictions are found to be in good agreement with experiment, but the lifetime predictions are only fair. The O17 model can provide quantitative agreement with the lifetime only.

The evidence favoring either of the two identification schemes proposed by Dennison is not conclusive.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Committee:
  • Christy, Robert F. (chair)
Defense Date:1 January 1955
Record Number:etd-01072004-090642
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ID Code:43
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Deposited On:08 Jan 2004
Last Modified:25 Dec 2012 14:57

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