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Unformatted text preview: units of e, r in meters, and B in Tesla. Sometimes it is possible to differentiate between tracks due to relativistic pions, protons, and kaons in a bubble chamber by measuring the energies of the atomic electrons liberated during the ionization process (called delta rays). Show that the maximum energy that the delta ray can have is E = 2 2 m e v 2 , where , v refer to the relativistic particle and m e is the electron mass. For a beam momentum of 5 GeV/c, what is the minimum energy delta ray that must be observed to prove it was produced by a pion rather than a kaon or proton?...
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