Capture and Transfer of Pions in Hydrogenous Materials

  • D. S. Armstrong
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 59)


Pionic hydrogen is a short-lived exotic hydrogen isotope in which a negative pion replaces the atomic electron. The formation and subsequent interactions of pionic hydrogen are discussed, with emphasis on the process of pion transfer. Recent results using the pion charge-exchange reaction (π -, π 0) obtained at TRIUMF are reviewed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Armstrong
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.TRIUMFVancouverCanada

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