DETERMINATION OF THE NEUTRAL TO CHARGED CURRENT CROSS-SECTION RATIO FOR ANTI-NEUTRINOS INTERACTIONS ON PROTONS

The BEBC TST NEUTRINO collaboration Moreels, J. ; Van Doninck, Walter ; Alamatsaz, H. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B138 (1984) 230-234, 1984.
Inspire Record 204297 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.30573

An exposure of BEBC equipped with the hydrogen-filled TST to the v μ wide band beam at the CERN SPS has been used to study v μ interactions on free protons. About neutral induced interactions have been observed inside the hydrogen and separated into charged current, neutral current and neutral hadron interactions using a multivariate discriminant analysis based on the kinematics of the events. The neutral to charged current cross-section ratio has been determined to be R p v = 0.33 ± 0.04 . When combined with the value of R p v previously determined in the same experiment, the result is compatible with the prediction of the standard SU (2) × U (1) model for sin 2 θ W = 0.24 −0.08 +0.06 and ρ = 1.07 −0.08 +0.06 . Fixing the parameter ρ = 1 yields sin 2 θ W = 0.18 ± 0.04.

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