β-Decay and the electric dipole moment: Searches for time-reversal violation in radioactive nuclei and atoms

H. W. Wilschut, U. Dammalapati, D. J. Van Der Hoek, K. Jungmann, W. Kruithof, C. J.G. Onderwater, B. Santra, P. D. Shidling, L. Willmann

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Abstract

One of the greatest successes of the Standard Model of particle physics is the explanation of time-reversal violation (TRV) in heavy mesons. It also implies that TRV is immeasurably small in normal nuclear matter. However, unifying models beyond the Standard Model predict TRV to be within reach of measurement in nuclei and atoms, thus opening an important window to search for new physics. We will discuss two complementary experiments sensitive to TRV: Correlations in the β-decay of 21Na and the search for an electric dipole moment (EDM) in radium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalPramana - Journal of Physics
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electric dipole moment
  • Searches for new physics
  • β-Decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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