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Study of parity nonconversation with epithermal neutrons
Author(s): Susan J. Seestrom; J. David Bowman; B. E. Crawford; P. P. J. Delheij; T. Haseyama; J. N. Knudson; L. Y. Lowie; A. Masaike; Y. Matsuda; G. E. Mitchell; N. R. Roberson; S. Penttila; Yu P. Popov; H. Postma; E. I. Sharapov; Stanley W. Stephenson; Y. F. Yen; V. Yuan
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Paper Abstract

I describe a new generation of experiments studying the weak interaction between nucleons. Measurements of the effect of this interaction are few in number and the significance of the observed effects are generally small. It is well known that the weak interaction violates parity. This was first experimentally established by C. S. Wu through measurement of an asymmetry of electrons emitted in the beta-decay of polarized 60Co. The measured asymmetry was large because beta decay is a weak interaction process. For a process in which the strong interaction can contribute, we expect much smaller asymmetries, or order 10-7.

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Date Published: 27 February 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry, (27 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267939
Show Author Affiliations
Susan J. Seestrom, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
J. David Bowman, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
B. E. Crawford, Duke Univ. and Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab. (United States)
P. P. J. Delheij, TRIUMF (Canada)
T. Haseyama, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
J. N. Knudson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
L. Y. Lowie, Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab. and North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
A. Masaike, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Y. Matsuda, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
G. E. Mitchell, Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab. and North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
N. R. Roberson, Duke Univ. and Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab. (United States)
S. Penttila, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Yu P. Popov, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russia)
H. Postma, Univ. of Delft (Netherlands)
E. I. Sharapov, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russia)
Stanley W. Stephenson, Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab. and North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Y. F. Yen, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
V. Yuan, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2867:
International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry
George Vourvopoulos, Editor(s)

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