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Muon decay

  • Wulf Fetscher
Article

Abstract

Muon decay, after more than fifty years of experimental and theoretical investigations, has been established as a firm basis for the Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions. The decay products of the muon have been identified, and the Lorentz structure of the decay interaction has been determined completely from existing experiments in a model-independent way. Together with the completely anologous leptonic τ decays it continues to be an important and sensitive testing ground for deviations from the Standard Model.

Keywords

Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Sensitive Testing Theoretical Investigation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wulf Fetscher
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MittelenergiephysikETH Zürich, Villigen PSIVilligenSwitzerland

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