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Title:Muon - electron final states in neutrino interactions
Author(s):Bross, Alan David
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):O'Halloran, T.A.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):muon-electron final states
neutrino interactions
Alternating Gradient Synchrotron
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Abstract:In an experiment carried out at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Alternating Gradient Synchrotron, we have observed eight candidates for the reaction vu + N + -> u + e + anything with a total background of 1.5 ± 0.6 events. The detector consisted of twenty-eight optical spark chambers interspersed with liquid and plastic scintillation counters. Events classified as muon electron final states are required to have a long noninteracting straight track in conjunction with an electromagnetic shower characteristic of that produced by an electron. Background processes are discussed and the total muon -electron background calculated. The ratio of the number. of muon electron candidates to all charged currrnt events, corrected for the percentage of the neutrino beam above threshold, is [equation]
Issue Date:1977
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/25624
Rights Information:1977 Alan David Bross
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-07-01
Identifier in Online Catalog:252857


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