Description: The characteristics of diffraction dissociation of neutrons into p$pi$$sup -$ systems at high energies were examined. A substantial correlation is observed between the mass and the t of the produced system. The spin structure of the p$pi$$sup -$ amplitudes at low mass is very complex, but is described surprisingly well by the simple Deck Mechanism. Both $pi$-exchange and proton-exchange contributions are evident in diffractive production. The t- channel and s-channel helicity amplitudes contain comparable contributions from flip and nonflip terms and the produced states are not restricted to those expected on the basis of the Morrison rule. (auth)
Date: August 21, 1975
Creator: Ferbel, T.
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