Measured charged current total cross section.
This analysis is based on data from neutrino and antineutrino scattering on hydrogen and deuterium, obtained with BEBC in the (anti) neutrino wideband beam of the CERN SPS. The parton momentum distrib
The ratios of neutral-current to charged-current cross sections of v and v interactions, seperately, on proton and neutron targets have been measured. The Big European Bubble Chamber (BEBC), filled with deuterium and equipped with an external muon identifier (EMI) and an internal picket fence (IPF), was exposed to the CERN SPS (anti)neutrino wide-band beam. The measured ratios are R v p= = 0.405 ± 0.024 ± 0.021 , R v n = 0.243 ± 0.013 ± 0.016, R v p = 0.301 ± 0.027 ± 0.024 and R v n = 0.490 ± 0.050 ± 0.037 . (The first error is statistical and the second systematic). From combinations of these ratios the following neutral-current chiral coupling constants have been determined: u L 2 = 0.099 ± 0.018 ± 0.008, d L 2 = 0.202 ± 0.020 ± 0.019, u R 2 = 0.020 ± 0.016 ± 0.009 and d R 2 = 0.002 ± 0.017 ± 0.010. These results agree with the predictions of the SU(2) × U(1) standard electroweak model. Assuming ϱ = 1, the corresponding value of sin 2 θ w is found to be 0.247 ± 0.029, whereas a two-parameter fit to the data yields sin 2 θ w = 0.243 ± 0.046 and ϱ = 0.996 ± 0.041.
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.
The Fermilab wide-band antineutrino beam incident on the hydrogen-filled 15-foot bubble chamber was used to study ν¯p neutral-current interactions. The u=x(1−y) distribution is presented for both the neutral- and the charged-current data sample. Fitting the neutral-current u distribution to the prediction of a simple quark-parton model measures the Weinberg angle. By using recent measurements of the neutral-to-charged-current cross-section ratio for νp interactions (Rp), we find the corresponding ratio for ν¯p interactions (R¯p) to be 0.36±0.06.
We have measured neutral and charged current interactions of ν μ and ν μ on proton and neutron. From a combination of ratios we determine the neutral current chiral coupling constants. The results are u 2 L = 0.13 ± 0.03, d 2 L = 0.19 ± 0.03, u 2 R = 0.02 ± 0.02 and d 2 R = 0.00 ± 0.02. These results agree with the predictions of the standard SU(2) × U(1) model. The corresponding value of sin 2 θ W is 0.20 ± 0.04.
AVERAGE Q**2 IS 6.9GEV**2 FOR NU AND 4.3GEV**2 FOR ANU.