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Particle Physics

Richard A Dunlap

Description

Our understanding of subatomic particles has developed over many years and a clear picture of the different particles, their interactions and their interrelationships only emerged in the latter part of the 20th century. The development of the Standard Model provided clarification of the way in which various particles, specifically the hadrons, relate to one another and the way in which their properties are determined by their structure. Only recently has the final piece of, perhaps, the final model been clarified with the observation of the Higgs boson.

The description of particle structure on the basis of the Standard Model, along with recent discoveries concerning neutrino properties, provides us with a comprehensive picture of the properties of subatomic particles. Part I of this book provides an overview of the Standard Model of particle physics including an overview of the discovery and properties of the Higgs boson. Part II summarizes the important investigations into the physics of neutrinos and provides an overview of the interpretation of these studies.

About Editors

Richard A Dunlap received a BS in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an AM in physics from Dartmouth College and a PhD in physics from Clark University. Since then, he has been a faculty member at Dalhousie University, where he was appointed Faculty of Science Killam Research Professor in Physics from 2001 to 2006 and served as Director of the Dalhousie University Institute for Research in Materials from 2009 to 2015. He is currently a Research Professor in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science.

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
About the Author
Part I The Standard Model of Particle Physics Chapter 1 Historical Overview of Particle Physics
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Photons
1.3 Electrons
1.4 Protons
1.5 Neutrons
1.6 Neutrinos
1.7 Positrons
1.8 Muons
1.9 Pions
1.10 Antiprotons and Antineutrons
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 2 Classification of Subatomic Particles and Their Interactions
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Leptons
2.3 Gauge Bosons
2.4 Feynman Diagrams
Problems
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 3 Evidence for Quarks
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Coulombic Scattering
3.3 Magnetic Moment of the Neutron
3.4 Excited States of the Neutron and Proton
3.5 Meson Production
3.6 Deep Inelastic Scattering
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 4 Hadronic Structure and Interactions 4.1 Introduction
4.2 Structure of Mesons
4.3 Structure of Baryons
4.4 Quarks, Gluons and Color
4.5 Understanding Decays and Reactions
Problems
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 5 The Higgs Boson
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
5.3 The Higgs Field
5.4 The Search for the Higgs Boson
Problems
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Part II Neutrino Oscillations
Chapter 6 Solar Neutrinos
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Solar Fusion Processes
Problem
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 7 Radiochemical Neutrino Experiments
7.1 Introduction
7.2 The Homestake Mine Experiment
7.3 SAGE
7.4 GALLEX/GNO
7.5 Calibration of Gallium Experiments
Problem
References and Suggestions for Further Reading Chapter 8 Properties of Neutrinos
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Dirac and Majorana Neutrinos
8.3 Neutrino Flavors and Cabibbo Mixing
8.4 Neutrino Flavor Mixing and the MSW Effect
References and Suggestions for Further Reading Chapter 9 Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Cherenkov Radiation
9.3 Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande
9.4 Solar Neutrino Experiments
9.5 Atmospheric Neutrino Experiments
9.6 Accelerator Neutrino Experiments
9.7 Supernova Neutrinos
9.8 Proton Decay Experiments
Problems
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 10 Sudbury Neutrino Observatory 10.1 Introduction
10.2 Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Pure D2O phase
NaCl phase
Proportional counter phase
10.3 Analysis of SNO Data
Problem
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 11 Scintillator Experiments
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Borexino
11.3 KamLAND
References and Suggestions for Further Reading
Chapter 12 Neutrino Masses and Their Implications 12.1 Introduction
12.2 Neutrino Masses
12.3 Cosmological Implications of Neutrino Mass
12.4 Neutrino Magnetic Moment
Problem
References and Suggestions for Further Reading

Bibliographic

Paperback ISBN: 9780750329583

Ebook ISBN: 9781643273617

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2571/aae6d3

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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