Invited Papers.- Introductory Review.- Photopion Physics - An Experimental Overview.- Relationship of Weak and Electromagnetic Processes to Photopion Reactions.- Radiative Pion Capture.- Contributed Papers 101.- Total Cross Section Measurements for the Photoproduction of Charged Pions from Threshold to 350 MeV.- Contributed Papers 155.- Charged Pion Spectroscopy.- Contributed Papers 193.- Neutral Pion Photoproduction on Nuclei Near threshold.- Contributed Papers 239.- Corrections to the Quasi-Free Process.- Photoproduction of Charged Pions from C12 Using a Tagged Photon Beam.- Contributed Paper 295.- Pion-Nucleus Interactions and Photoproduction.- Contributed Paper 327.- Pion-Nucleus Interactions in the Resonance region.- Contributed Papers 353.- Summary and Outlook.- List of Contributors.- List of Participants.
This volume consists of twelve review articles and a variety of short contributions which are based on lectures presented at the International Symposium on Photopion Nuclear Physics. The review articles were submitted after the sym posium, and there was considerable editing and cross referen cing with the aim of achieving a greater overall unity than ordinarily found in conference proceedings. Photopion Nuclear Physics, as the name suggests, combines two of the most active areas of current intermediate energy nuclear physics research - electromagnetic phenomena as studied by means of electron scattering and photonuclear pro cesses, and mesonic effects in nuclei. The potential value of photopion studies as a complement to electron scattering for the study of spin-isospin aspects of nuclear transitions has been widely recognized for about a decade, thanks to the the oretical work at such institutions as Stanford and Catholic Universities. In fact, some of this theoretical work was done in anticipation of the advent of the new high duty cycle and good energy resolution electron linacs. The potential for using this reaction to study mesonic effects was not as broad ly addressed at that time. However, as seen in the following pages of these proceedings, that situation has dramatically changed.
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