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Electron-Neutrino Angular Correlation

H. Frauenfelder
Proceedings of the Rehovot Conference on Nuclear Structure
Sep 10 1957
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Illinois team frames the experimental conundrum

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The work with which this report is concerned was done by the Illinois group: J.S. Allen, P. Stähelin, W.B. Herrmannsfeldt and D.R. Mason.

Fig. 4, prepared by P. Stähelin, shows all presently available experimental results, together with the theoretically expected values for various pairs of interactions. Fig. 4 shows immediately how confused the situation is.No single assignment explains all the results. The possibilities are open: (1) The beta decay interaction is VA and the beautiful He6 experiment is wrong, (2) The interaction is ST and one discards the careful A35 measurement, (3) All results are correct and the electrons, represented by He6 and N, possess ST; the positrons (Ne19 and A35) VA.

Electron-Neutrino Correlation

P. E. Cavanagh
Proceedings of the Rehovot Conference on Nuclear Structure
Sep 10 1957
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Report on Ridley experiment with discussion

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This appears to be in serious disagreement with the result obtained by Ruby and Rustad.
As mentioned by Professor Konopinski, if this point is potted on the Scott diagram, taken in conjunction with the Ne19 and A35 results, it suggests either a (V,A) or (V,T,A) interaction.

Experimental Evidence for Non-Conservation of Parity and Charge Conjugation in Beta Decay

C. S. Wu
Proceedings of the Rehovot Conference on Nuclear Structure
Sep 10 1957
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Wu obliquely refers to classic experiments but focuses on post-parity work

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Introduction. Dr. Lee has just given us an excellent talk on the theoretical implication of parity non-conservation in β-decay. He also outlined the various experimental evidences which one would expect to observe under various combination of the coupling constants. The maximum number of coupling constants to be determined thus has leaped from a mere five for the old theory to thirty five or thirty eight in all at the present state. Fortunately, possible means and methods for the investigation of these coupling constants are also greatly increased and extended.

Post-Conference Summary of Recent Developments in Beta-Decay

H. J. Lipkin
Proceedings of the Rehovot Conference on Nuclear Structure
Jan 1 1958
Comment(s): 

Added in proof
Reports on “non-classical recoil experiments” including Goldhaber, Grodzins, Sunyar

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Results presented at the conference indicated the need for further experiments involving measurement of the direction of neutrino emission in order to distinguish between the β-interactions S-T and V-A. Within a few months the new “non-classical recoil experiment” has been developed, in which the polarization of radiation following β-decay is measured relative to the direction of the recoil.

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