Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics - SCHWARTZ 1960
Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics

  Nobel prize to L. M. Lederman, M. Schwartz, and J. Steinberger awarded in 1988 "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino''  


Schwartz, M.;
Feasibility of Using High Energy Neutrinos to Study the Weak Interactions
Phys. Rev. Lett. 4 (1960) 306;

Reprinted in
The Physical Review - the First Hundred Years, AIP Press (1995) CD-ROM.

For many years, the question to how to investigate the behavior of the weak interactions at high energies has been one of considerable interest. It is the purpose of this note to show that experiments pointed in this direction, though not quite feasible with presently existing equipment, are within the capabilities of present technology and should be possible within the next decade.
We propose the use of high-energy neutrinos as a probe to investigate the weak interactions.
A natural source of high-energy neutrinos are high-energy pions. Such pions will produce neutrinos whose laboratory energy will range with equal probability from zero to 45% of the pion energy, and whose direction will tend very much toward the pion direction. (Extracted from the introductory part of the paper.).

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See also
B. Pontecorvo, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 37 (1959) 1751;

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