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constitute. but a few percent of the total number entering a detector and
are contaminated.by interactions in flight which give rise to one lightly
ionizing pion. 'The analysis. of decays.in flight requires, in addition to
the determination of. the identity of the secondary-and its momentum,
the determination of. the K momentum and the angle between the two.
Because of the short length of track observed and the momentum
dispersion common in K-meson.beams, the' K-meson momentum is
usually measurable only with large errors, andlfast secondaries often
leave the detector with trajectories.too.short to permit their identi-
fication or determination of their momentum.
For the strange.-particle studies .of which this work .is a part
an.enriched beam of K mesons was developed. As. adetector we
used.a .stack of nuclear track emulsion, denoted.2B, large enough
that some of the decay secondaries would come to rest and most
would leave enough-track to completely identify them. The size of
this stack, 9X12X6 inches, combined.with the highflux,' relatively
low pion contamination, and particularly the.low momentum dispersion
of the K-meson beam, made this.study feasible. -
Some of the data used in this thesis have been.repoted previously. 18
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Nickols, N. A. The Lifetime and Decay Modes of Negative K Mesons, thesis or dissertation, September 1, 1959; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1015953/m1/10/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.