Disintegrations Produced in the Light Elements of Nuclear Emulsions by 950 MeV Protons

R. McKeague
1956 Proceedings of the Royal Society A  
Ilford G 5 photographic emulsions have been exposed to 950 MeV protons from the Birmingham synchrotron, and 430 m of proton track searched for nuclear disintegrations. Disintegrations of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen were selected by the potential barrier criterion; the adequacy of this method, which depends on the presence of a short a-particle track indicating the low Coulomb barrier of a disintegrating light nucleus, is discussed. The characteristics of the disintegrations occurring in the
more » ... t nuclei are described and compared with those for heavy nuclei; most of the observed differences can be explained as features of the complete break-up of a nucleus consisting of a small number of nucleons. I n t r o d u c t i o n ' [ 104 ]
doi:10.1098/rspa.1956.0115 fatcat:sh2td7gpkjdg7espo2lbwootpu