Probe of the hadronic neutral current by final-proton polarization

Jihn E. Kim, Paul Langacker, Sarben Sarkar

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A systematic phenomenological analysis of the final-proton polarization in the neutral-current reaction νμ(ν̄μ) p→νμ(ν̄μ)p is given. It is shown that a measurement of the transverse polarization of the final proton could effectively discriminate between competing gauge-theory models (two classes of models predict large polarizations of opposite sign) and that it could also distinguish V, A neutral-current interactions from S, P, T. Longitudinal and (time-reversal- violating) orthogonal polarizations are also considered, as are the polarizations expected in quasielastic scattering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-134
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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