Weak interaction symmetries with atom traps Conference Paper uri icon


  • Neutral atoms trapped with modern laser cooling techniques offer the promise of improving several broad classes of weak interaction experiments with radioactive isotopes. For nuclear decay, demonstrated trap techniques include neutrino momentum measurements from beta-recoil coincidences, along with methods to produce highly polarized samples. These techniques enable experiments to search for non-Standard Model interactions, test whether parity symmetry is maximally violated, search for 2nd-class tensor and other tensor interactions, and search for new sources of time reversal violation. Ongoing efforts at TRIUMF, Berkeley, and Los Alamos will be highlighted. Trap experiments involving fundamental symmetries in atomic physics, such as time-reversal violating electric dipole moments and neutral current weak interactions, will be briefly mentioned. Societ Italiana di Fisica / Springer-Verlag 2005.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Behr, J. A., Gorelov, A., Melconian, D., Trinczek, M., Alford, W. P., Ashery, D., ... Swanson, T. B.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Behr, JA||Gorelov, A||Melconian, D||Trinczek, M||Alford, WP||Ashery, D||Bricault, PG||Courneyea, L||D'Auria, JM||Deutsch, J||Dilling, J||Dombsky, M||Dube, P||Gluck, F||Gryb, S||Gu, S||Hausser, O||Jackson, KP||Lee, B||Mills, A||Paradis, E||Pearson, M||Pitcairn, R||Prime, E||Roberge, D||Swanson, TB

publication date

  • September 2005