Progress towards precision measurements of -decay correlation parameters using atom and ion traps Conference Paper uri icon


  • Copyright owned by the author(s) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Licence. The correlations of the decay products following the decay of nuclei have a long history of providing a low-energy probe of the fundamental symmetries of our universe. Over half a century ago, the correlation of the electrons following the decay of polarized 60Co demonstrated that parity is not conserved in weak interactions. Today, the same basic idea continues to be applied to search for physics beyond the standard model: make precision measurements of correlation parameters and look for deviations compared to their standard model predictions. Efforts to measure these parameters to the 0.1% level utilizing atom and ion trapping techniques are described.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Melconian, D., Behling, R. S., Fenker, B., Mehlman, M., Shidling, P. D., Anholm, M., ... Smale, S.

complete list of authors

  • Melconian, D||Behling, RS||Fenker, B||Mehlman, M||Shidling, PD||Anholm, M||Ashery, D||Behr, JA||Gorelov, A||Gwinner, G||Olchankski, K||Smale, S

publication date

  • January 2013