An early neutrino experiment: how we missed quark substructure in 1963
Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, University of
Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building,
Keble Rd, Oxford
Received in final form: 10 June 2013
Published online: 18 September 2013
Some 50 years after the event seems to be an appropriate time at which to take a long look back at one of the early neutrino experiments at CERN. This report is principally about a failure in a 1963 bubble chamber experiment to detect substructure in the nucleon, a year before the quark concept was invented by Gell-Mann and Zweig, and some five years before the existence of quarks as real dynamical objects was definitely established in deep inelastic electron scattering experiments at Stanford.
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