The MTV experiment: searching for T-violation in polarized Li-8 at TRIUMF

J. Murata, H. Baba, J. A. Behr, F. Goto, S. Inaba, H. Kawamura, M. Kitaguchi, C. D.P. Levy, H. Masuda, Y. Nakaya, K. Ninomiya, J. Onishi, R. Openshaw, M. Pearson, Y. Sakamoto, H. Shimizu, Y. Shimizu, S. Tanaka, Y. Tanaka, R. TanumaY. Totsuka, E. Watanabe, M. Yokohashi

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The MTV experiment (Mott Polarimetry for T-Violation Experiment) is running at TRIUMF, to search for a large T-violating transverse electron-polarization in polarized 8Li β-decay. We aim at reaching precision of 10−4 for the R-correlation, which is defined as a T-violating triple vector correlation in the β-decay rate function. A Mott polarimeter system using a CDC (Cylindrical Drift Chamber) is used to measure the left-right scattering asymmetry in the Mott scattering from a thin metal foil. In the present study, we aim to discuss systematic effects in Mott polarimetry using the CDC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1


  • T-violation
  • β-decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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