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TitleLaw of Conservation of Muons
Author(s)Feinberg, G.; Weinberg, S.
Publication DateFebruary 1961
Report NumberTID-14982
Unique IdentifierACC0126
Other NumbersAFOSR-1948; OSTI ID: 4030545
Research OrgColumbia Univ., New York; University of California, Berkeley
Sponsoring OrgUS Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
SubjectPhysics; Antimesons; Antineutrinos; Antineutrons; Bosons; Conservation Laws; Decay; Electric Charges; Electrons; Interactions; Intermediate Boson; Muons; Muons-plus; Neutrinos; Parity; Positrons; Quantum Mechanics; Selection Rules; Transients
KeywordsParticle Physics
Related Web PagesSteven Weinberg and Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions
AbstractA multiplicative selection rule for mu meson-electron transitions is proposed. A "muon parity" = -1 is considered for the muon and its neutrino, while the "muon parity" for all other particles is +1. The selection rule then states that (-1) exp(no. of initial (-1) parity particles) = (-1) exp(no. of final (-1) parity particles). Several reactions that are forbidden by an additive law but allowed by the multiplicative law are suggested; these reactions include mu{sup +} .> e{sup +} + nu{sub mu} + {ovr nu}{sub e}, e{sup -} + e{sup -} .> mu{sup -} + mu{sup -}, and muonium .> antimuonium (mu{sup +} + e{sup -} .> mu{sup -} + e{sup +}). An intermediate-boson hypothesis is suggested. (T.F.H.)
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