Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics - PONTECORVO 1958
Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics

PONTECORVO 1958

Pontecorvo, B.;
Inverse -Processes and Lepton Charge Nonconservation
Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 34 (1958) 247; JINR-P-95 (1957);

Reprinted in
Bruno Pontecorvo, Izbrannye trudy, ed. S. M. Bilenkii, Moskva, <> (1997) t.I, s.175.

Motivation
Recently the question was discussed whether there exist other "mixed'' neutral particles beside the K0 mesons, i.e., particles that differ from the corresponding antiparticles, with the transitions between particle and antiparticle states not being strictly forbidden. It was noted that the neutrino might be such a mixed particle, and consequently there exists the possibility of real neutrino antineutrino transitions in vacuum, provided that lepton (neutrino) charge is not conserved. In the present note we make a more detailed study of this possibility, in which interest has been renewed owing to recent experiments dealing with inverse beta processes. (Extracted from the introductory part of the paper.).

Related references
More (earlier) information appears in
B. Pontecorvo, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 33 (1957) 549;
See also
A. Pais and O. Piccioni, Phys. Rev. 100 (1955) 1487;
Y. B. Zeldovich, Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR 86 (1952) 505;
L. D. Landau, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 32 (1957) 405;
C. L. Cowan, F. Reines et al., Science 124 (1956) 103;
R. C. Cornelius et al., Phys. Rev. 92 (1953) 1521;
E. I. Dobrokhotov, B. P. Lazarenko, and S. Y. Lukyanov, Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR 110 (1956) 966;
L. B. Okun' and B. Pontecorvo, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 32 (1957) 1587;
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L. M. Langer and B. J. D. Moffat, Phys. Rev. 88 (1952) 689;
M. Gell-Mann and A. Pais, Phys. Rev. 97 (1955) 1387;
M. Awshalom, Phys. Rev. 101 (1956) 1041;

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