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Steller 45 46 Ref. 11: Spin of the Charged Pion R. Durbin, H. Loar, and J. Steinberger 47 48 Ref. 11: Spin of the Charged Pion 3 Strangeness The discoveries of the strange particles, 1943–1959. The elucidation of the π → μν decay sequence left particle physics in a relatively simple state. Yukawa’s particle had been found and the only unanticipated particle was the muon, of which I. I. ” The question remains unanswered. The cosmic-ray experiments of the next few years quickly and thoroughly destroyed the simplicity that had previously prevailed.
Their work established that there were indeed two different particles, one of which decayed into the other. The observed decay product appeared to have fixed range in the emulsion. That is, it appeared always to be produced with the same energy. This indicated that the decay was into two bodies and not more. Because of inaccurate mass determinations, at first it was believed that the unseen particle in the decay could not be massless. ), and a very light particle, presumably Pauli’s neutrino. The π (which Perkins had likely seen) was much like Yukawa’s particle except that it was not the origin of beta decay, since beta decays produce electrons rather than muons.
Occhialini, and C. F. Powell 41 42 Ref. 8: Observation of the π 0 → γ γ Decay J. Steinberger, W. K. H. Panofsky, and J. Steller 43 44 Ref. 8: Observation of the π 0 → γ γ Decay J. Steinberger, W. K. H. Panofsky, and J. Steller 45 46 Ref. 11: Spin of the Charged Pion R. Durbin, H. Loar, and J. Steinberger 47 48 Ref. 11: Spin of the Charged Pion 3 Strangeness The discoveries of the strange particles, 1943–1959. The elucidation of the π → μν decay sequence left particle physics in a relatively simple state.