Feynman diagram

  1. hob

    hob 6

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What observation of the process: (anti muon neutrino) + (electron) -> (anti muon neutrino) + (electron) constitutes unambiguous evidence for weak neutral currents,

    whereas the observation of (anti electron neutrino) + (electron) -> (anti electron neutrino) + (electron)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The solution is the first one:


    Since the second reaction can undergo via W+ as well as Z0:


    My question is in the Feynman diagrams, why could you not have this for example:

    An electron decaying to a muon neutrino ?


    Apparently the weak interaction also violates charge conservation, but I have never seen a possible reaction with a Feynman diagram that is violated at the vertices's.

    Many thanks for any help :)
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  3. nrqed

    nrqed 3,107
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    The weak interaction does NOT violate charge conservation! So your third diagram is impossible. Charge is always conserved
  4. hob

    hob 6

    Thanks for that, I was a bit uneasy to see charge violation.

    Does weak violate anything to do with charge? I remember seeing something about charge violation that only the weak does not strong or e.m

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