Phenomenology of Weak Currents

  • M. Gourdin
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca Supplementum XIV book series (FEWBODY, volume 14/1975)


The discovery of leptonic and hadronic weak neutral currents is of fundamental importance for our understanding of weak interactions. From a naive and rational point of view the absence of such currents was a difficult puzzle to solve and only tricky models were able to explain — or better to incorporate — this feature. Because of the insisting calls of gauge theory people and thanks to the improvement of techniques the experimentalists made considerable and expensive efforts in that direction and we now have five independent evidences for the existence of weak neutral currents [1] – [5].


Total Cross Section Neutral Current Axial Vector Schwartz Inequality Inclusive Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gourdin
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique ThéoriqueHautes EnergiesParisFrance

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