Advances in the Study of Spin Effects in Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering at Small and Intermediate Momentum Transfers

  • Homer A. Neal
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 14)


There has been remarkable progress made in the field of high energy physics in the past five years. We have recently witnessed the discovery of new quantum numbers, the spectra of particles associated with these quantum numbers, and a much improved understanding of the role that all quantum numbers play in high energy interactions. With the wide assortment of experiments and studies being conducted in high energy physics at any one time, it is very easy for one to get the impression that, the activity in the field is highly unfocused. On the one hand, it is precisely this apparent unfocused nature that has given rise to much of the excitement and richness of the field. On the other hand, as one examines the situation more closely, one finds that much of the effort in the field is indeed directed toward the solution of a few central problems. One of these problems which I will continually refer to today is that of understanding the details of the structure of the elementary particles. This problem—one of the most fascinating and most difficult problems ever tackled by man-can be approached from several different angles.


Total Cross Section Elastic Scattering Differential Cross Section Incident Proton Recoil Proton 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Homer A. Neal
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  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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