A. Salam

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The Measurement of Electron-Neutrino Angular Correlations [and Discussion]

B. W. Ridley and discussants
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Aug 26 1958
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A. Salam, Imperial College: Could Dr Ridley say, if he were asked to choose between these two diagrams, which would he prefer?
B. W. Ridley: I think I am all right in saying that the 35A point is fairly certain, because it would have to move a very long way to change the picture significantly, and one feels that the 19Ne results are significant, merely from the weight of what are now four inde- pendent experiments. A. Salam: So you would be inclined to discount the 6He experiments if you had to choose?

Non-Conservation of Parity

A. Salam
Nature
Feb 15 1958
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As mentioned before, experiments with polarized nuclei demonstrate unmistakably that parity is not conserved. The fact that electrons and positrons emitted in beta-decay possess a high degree of longitudinal polarization provides a new tool for the determination of the fundamental beta-interaction. If the 2-state theory with lepton conservation is assumed, the experimental result that positrons are right-polarized implies that positrons are always emitted together with vR-neutrinos. This would mean that the beta-interaction is A and V.

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