Transport of muonic atoms

dc.contributor.authorRusjan, Edmonden
dc.contributor.committeechairZweifel, Paul F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGreenberg, W.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKlaus, Martinen
dc.contributor.committeememberSlawny, Josephen
dc.contributor.committeememberTze, Hsiung Chiaen
dc.contributor.departmentMathematical Physicsen
dc.description.abstractTransport of muonic hydrogen and deuterium atoms in gaseous hydrogen and deuterium is studied in the diffusion approximation and by means of the multiple collision expansion. The diffusion coefficient is derived. Scattering kernels are computed from the kinematics of an inelastic binary collision. The effect of rotations of the target molecules is treated by defining and computing an effective inelastic energy transfer Q<sub>eff</sub>. The Doppler effect is taken into account by averaging the cross sections over the Maxwellian velocity distribution of the target molecules. Numerical results of the time-dependent problem in slab geometry are presented. In part two we construct a candidate for a realistic four generation Calabi-Yau manifold by dividing an algebraic variety in CP₄ x CP₄ with the Z₂ x Z₂ symmetry. A nontrivial embedding of Z₂ x Z₂ in E(6) allows the physically interesting intermediate symmetry, based on Pati-Salam SU(2)<sub>L</sub> x SU(2)<sub>R</sub> x SU(4)<sub>C</sub> group. The group of honest symmetries G<sub>H</sub> of the manifold is identified and the transformations properties of quark and lepton fields under G<sub>H</sub> are given.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.format.extentvi, 109 leavesen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 18759545en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1988.R874en
dc.subject.lcshMuons -- Scatteringen
dc.subject.lcshTransport theoryen
dc.titleTransport of muonic atomsen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten Physicsen Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen D.en


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