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Title: Heavy lepton phenomenology. [Lectures]

Abstract

An empirical definition of a charged lepton is presented using the properties of the electron and muon. For this purpose the evidence is surveyed that the electron and muon are elementary particles without constituents. Some of the evidence is discussed that these particles do not partake of the strong interactions. A similarly empirical discussion is given of neutrinos. Only enough theory is given to provide a basis for the discussion of the tau lepton, for which the properties and areas for future research are considered. Finally, limits are reviewed from past searches on the existence of other types of heavy leptons, and the extensions of such searches are discussed. 72 references.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6585096
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-2219
TRN: 79-004404
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-03-0515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ELECTRONS; PARTICLE STRUCTURE; HEAVY LEPTONS; CONSERVATION LAWS; PARTICLE MODELS; PARTICLE PROPERTIES; WEAK INTERACTIONS; MUONS; TAU PARTICLES; DECAY; CHARGED PARTICLES; LECTURES; LIMITING VALUES; NEUTRINOS; BASIC INTERACTIONS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMIONS; INTERACTIONS; LEPTONS; MASSLESS PARTICLES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; POSTULATED PARTICLES; 645203* - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Theoretical- Weak Interactions & Properties

Citation Formats

Perl, M L. Heavy lepton phenomenology. [Lectures]. United States: N. p., 1978. Web. doi:10.2172/6585096.
Perl, M L. Heavy lepton phenomenology. [Lectures]. United States. doi:10.2172/6585096.
Perl, M L. Wed . "Heavy lepton phenomenology. [Lectures]". United States. doi:10.2172/6585096. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6585096.
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