Neutrino experiment to test the nature of muon-number conservation

S. E. Willis, V. W. Hughes, P. Némethy, R. L. Burman, D. R.F. Cochran, J. S. Frank, R. P. Redwine, J. Duclos, H. Kaspar, C. K. Hargrove, U. Moser

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on a search for e from +e+e, allowed by multiplicative but not additive muon conservation, and for e from +e+e, allowed by both. Neutrinos from the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility have been used, together with a six-ton Cherenkov counter filled with H2O (D2O) to look for epne+(edppe-). The branching ratio (+e+e)(+ all)=-0.0010.040 is in excellent agreement with the additive law. The cross section (edppe-)=(0.520.18)×10- 40 cm2 agrees with theory.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)522-524
    Number of pages3
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume44
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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    Willis, S. E., Hughes, V. W., Némethy, P., Burman, R. L., Cochran, D. R. F., Frank, J. S., Redwine, R. P., Duclos, J., Kaspar, H., Hargrove, C. K., & Moser, U. (1980). Neutrino experiment to test the nature of muon-number conservation. Physical Review Letters, 44(8), 522-524. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.44.522