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Title: Precise measurement of the weak mixing angle in neutrino-nucleon scattering

Abstract

We report a precise measurement of the weak mixing angle from the ratio of neutral current to charged current inclusive cross sections in deep-inelastic neutrino-nucleon scattering. The data were gathered at the CCFR neutrino detector in the Fermilab quadrupole-triplet beam, with neutrino energies up to 600 GeV. Using the on-shell definition, sin[sup 2][theta][sub [ital W]]==1[minus][ital M][sub [ital W]][sup 2]/[ital M][sub [ital Z]][sup 2], we obtain sin[sup 2][theta][sub [ital W]]=0.2218[plus minus]0.0025(stat)[plus minus]0.0036(expt syst)[plus minus]0.0037(model).

Authors:
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  1. (Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States))
  2. (University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States))
  3. (Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois 60510 (United States))
  4. (University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States))
  5. (University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7116918
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 7116918
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 72:22; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Pa; NEUTRINO-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; MIXING; CHARGED-CURRENT INTERACTIONS; CROSS SECTIONS; DEEP INELASTIC SCATTERING; INCLUSIVE INTERACTIONS; NEUTRAL-CURRENT INTERACTIONS; NEUTRINO BEAMS; WEAK INTERACTIONS; BASIC INTERACTIONS; BEAMS; INELASTIC SCATTERING; INTERACTIONS; LEPTON BEAMS; LEPTON-BARYON INTERACTIONS; LEPTON-HADRON INTERACTIONS; LEPTON-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; PARTICLE BEAMS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; SCATTERING 662320* -- Neutrino Interactions-- (1992-); 662210 -- Specific Theories & Interaction Models; Particle Systematics-- Unified Theories & Models-- (1992-); 662440 -- Properties of Other Particles Including Hypothetical Particles-- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Arroyo, C.G., King, B.J., Bachmann, K.T., Bazarko, A.O., Bolton, T., Foudas, C., Lefmann, W.C., Leung, W.C., Mishra, S.R., Oltman, E., Quintas, P.Z., Rabinowitz, S.A., Sciulli, F.J., Seligman, W.G., Shaevitz, M.H., Merritt, F.S., Oreglia, M.J., Schumm, B.A., Bernstein, R.H., Borcherding, F., Fisk, H.E., Lamm, M.J., Marsh, W., Merritt, K.W.B., Schellman, H.M., Yovanovitch, D.D., Bodek, A., Budd, H.S., de Barbaro, P., Sakumoto, W.K., Kinnel, T., Sandler, P.H., and Smith, W.H. Precise measurement of the weak mixing angle in neutrino-nucleon scattering. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.72.3452.
Arroyo, C.G., King, B.J., Bachmann, K.T., Bazarko, A.O., Bolton, T., Foudas, C., Lefmann, W.C., Leung, W.C., Mishra, S.R., Oltman, E., Quintas, P.Z., Rabinowitz, S.A., Sciulli, F.J., Seligman, W.G., Shaevitz, M.H., Merritt, F.S., Oreglia, M.J., Schumm, B.A., Bernstein, R.H., Borcherding, F., Fisk, H.E., Lamm, M.J., Marsh, W., Merritt, K.W.B., Schellman, H.M., Yovanovitch, D.D., Bodek, A., Budd, H.S., de Barbaro, P., Sakumoto, W.K., Kinnel, T., Sandler, P.H., & Smith, W.H. Precise measurement of the weak mixing angle in neutrino-nucleon scattering. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.72.3452.
Arroyo, C.G., King, B.J., Bachmann, K.T., Bazarko, A.O., Bolton, T., Foudas, C., Lefmann, W.C., Leung, W.C., Mishra, S.R., Oltman, E., Quintas, P.Z., Rabinowitz, S.A., Sciulli, F.J., Seligman, W.G., Shaevitz, M.H., Merritt, F.S., Oreglia, M.J., Schumm, B.A., Bernstein, R.H., Borcherding, F., Fisk, H.E., Lamm, M.J., Marsh, W., Merritt, K.W.B., Schellman, H.M., Yovanovitch, D.D., Bodek, A., Budd, H.S., de Barbaro, P., Sakumoto, W.K., Kinnel, T., Sandler, P.H., and Smith, W.H. Mon . "Precise measurement of the weak mixing angle in neutrino-nucleon scattering". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.72.3452.
@article{osti_7116918,
title = {Precise measurement of the weak mixing angle in neutrino-nucleon scattering},
author = {Arroyo, C.G. and King, B.J. and Bachmann, K.T. and Bazarko, A.O. and Bolton, T. and Foudas, C. and Lefmann, W.C. and Leung, W.C. and Mishra, S.R. and Oltman, E. and Quintas, P.Z. and Rabinowitz, S.A. and Sciulli, F.J. and Seligman, W.G. and Shaevitz, M.H. and Merritt, F.S. and Oreglia, M.J. and Schumm, B.A. and Bernstein, R.H. and Borcherding, F. and Fisk, H.E. and Lamm, M.J. and Marsh, W. and Merritt, K.W.B. and Schellman, H.M. and Yovanovitch, D.D. and Bodek, A. and Budd, H.S. and de Barbaro, P. and Sakumoto, W.K. and Kinnel, T. and Sandler, P.H. and Smith, W.H.},
abstractNote = {We report a precise measurement of the weak mixing angle from the ratio of neutral current to charged current inclusive cross sections in deep-inelastic neutrino-nucleon scattering. The data were gathered at the CCFR neutrino detector in the Fermilab quadrupole-triplet beam, with neutrino energies up to 600 GeV. Using the on-shell definition, sin[sup 2][theta][sub [ital W]]==1[minus][ital M][sub [ital W]][sup 2]/[ital M][sub [ital Z]][sup 2], we obtain sin[sup 2][theta][sub [ital W]]=0.2218[plus minus]0.0025(stat)[plus minus]0.0036(expt syst)[plus minus]0.0037(model).},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.72.3452},
journal = {Physical Review Letters; (United States)},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = ,
volume = 72:22,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {5}
}