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Determination of the tau-neutrino helicity

Albrecht, H. et al. (1990) Determination of the tau-neutrino helicity. Physics Letters B, 250 (1-2). pp. 164-171. ISSN 0370-2693 (doi:10.1016/0370-2693(90)91173-9)

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Abstract

Using the ARGUS detector at the DORIS II e+e storage ring we measured for the first time the τ neutrino helicity from a parity violating asymmetry in the τ decay into three charged pions. From the measured asymmetry we derived the normalized product of the axial and vector coupling constant 2gAgv/ (gA2 + gV2) = 1.14±0.34−0.170.34, which is in good agreement with the standard model prediction.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Britton, Prof David
Authors: Albrecht, H., Ehrlichmann, H., Harder, G., Krüger, A., Nau, A., Nilsson, A.W., Nippe, A., Oest, T., Reidenbach, M., Schäfer, M., Schmidt-Parzefall, W., Schröder, H., Schulz, H.D., Sefkow, F., Wurth, R., Appuhn, R.D., Drescher, A., Hast, C., Herrera, G., Kolanoski, H., Lange, A., Lindner, A., Mankel, R., Scheck, H., Schieber, M., Schweda, G., Spaan, B., Walther, A., Wegener, D., Paulini, M., Reim, K., Volland, U., Wegener, H., Funk, W., Stiewe, J., Werner, S., Ball, S., Gabriel, J.C., Geyer, C., Hölscher, A., Hofmann, W., Holzer, B., Khan, S., Spahn, M., Spengler, J., Britton, D.I., Charlesworth, C.E.K., Edwards, K.W., Kapitza, H., Krieger, P., Kutschke, R., MacFarlane, D.B., McLean, K.W., Orr, R.S., Parsons, J.A., Patel, P.M., Prentice, J.D., Seidel, S.C., Tsipolitis, G., Tzamariudaki, K., Yoon, T.-S., Ruf, T., Schael, S., Schubert, K.R., Strahl, K., Waldi, R., Weseler, S., Boštjančič, B., Kernel, G., Križan, P., Križnič, E., Živko, T., Cronström, H.I., Jönsson, L., Babaev, A., Danilov, M., Droutskoy, A., Fominykh, B., Golutvin, A., Gorelov, I., Ratnikov, F., Lubimov, V., Rostovtsev, A., Semenov, A., Semenov, S., Shevchenko, V., Soloshenko, V., Tchistilin, V., Tichomirov, I., Zaitsev, Y., Childers, R., and Darden, C.W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
Published Online:16 October 2002

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