Accession Number : AD0696698

Title :   SEARCH FOR THE PROCESS ELECTRON AND ELECTRON YIELDS TWO NEGATIVE MUONS.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J PALMER PHYSICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Cheng,David C.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : In order to make a sensitive test of whether a multiplicative or an additive lepton number conservation law is at work in leptonic reactions, the process (electron + electron yields two negative muons) was searched for using colliding beams. The result of the experiment sets an upper limit on the cross-section of 0.8 x (10 to the minus 32 power) cm squared. A phenomenological Hamiltonian describing a point interaction of strength G can be introduced for the process. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEPTONS, SELECTION RULES(PHYSICS)), ELECTRONS, MUONS, NUCLEAR CROSS SECTIONS, MAGNETIC MOMENTS, PARITY, HAMILTONIAN, THESES

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE