Université de Fribourg

Additional results from the first dedicated search for neutron–mirror–neutron oscillations

Bodek, K. ; Kistryn, S. ; Kuźniak, M. ; Zejma, J. ; Burghoff, M. ; Knappe-Grüneberg, S. ; Sander-Thoemmes, T. ; Schnabel, A. ; Trahms, L. ; Ban, G. ; Lefort, T. ; Naviliat-Cuncic, O. ; Khomutov, N. ; Knowles, Paul E. ; Pazgalev, Anatoly S. ; Weis, Antoine ; Rogel, G. ; Quéméner, G. ; Rebreyend, D. ; Roccia, S. ; Bison, Georg ; Severijns, N. ; Eberhardt, K. ; Hampel, G. ; Heil, W. ; Kratz, J.V. ; Lauer, T. ; Plonka-Spehr, C. ; Sobolev, Yu. ; Wiehl, N. ; Altarev, I. ; Fierlinger, P. ; Gutsmiedl, E. ; Paul, S. ; Stoepler, R. ; Daum, M. ; Henneck, R. ; Kirch, K. ; Knecht, A. ; Lauss, B. ; Mtchedlishvili, A. ; Petzoldt, G. ; Zsigmond, G.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 2009///doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.07.047

The existence of a mirror world holding a copy of our ordinary particle spectrum could lead to oscillations between the neutron (n) and its mirror partner (n′). Such oscillations could manifest themselves in storage experiments with ultracold neutrons whose storage lifetime would depend on the applied magnetic field. Here, extended details and measurements from the first dedicated experimental...

Université de Fribourg

Towards a new measurement of the neutron electric dipole moment

Ban, G. ; Bodek, K. ; Daum, M. ; Henneck, R. ; Heule, S. ; Kasprzak, M. ; Khomytov, N. ; Kirch, K. ; Knecht, A. ; Kistryn, S. ; Knowles, Paul E. ; Kuzniak, M. ; Lefort, T. ; Naviliat-Cuncic, O. ; Pichlmaier, A. ; Plonka, C. ; Quéméner, G. ; Rebetez, Martin ; Rebreyend, D. ; Rogel, G. ; Sabirov, B. M. ; Tur, M. ; Weis, Antoine ; Zejma, J.

In: Hyperfine Interactions, 2006, vol. 172, no. 1-3, p. 41-43

Precision measurements of particle electric dipole moments (EDMs) provide extremely sensitive means to search for non-standard mechanisms of T (or CP) violation. For the neutron EDM, the upper limit has been reduced by eight orders of magnitude in 50 years thereby excluding several CP violation scenarios. We report here on a new effort aiming at improving the neutron EDM limit by two orders of...

Université de Fribourg

Direct experimental limit on Neutron–Mirror-Neutron oscillations

Ban, G. ; Bodek, K. ; Daum, M. ; Henneck, R. ; Heule, S. ; Kasprzak, M. ; Khomutov, N. ; Kirch, K. ; Kistryn, S. ; Knecht, A. ; Knowles, Paul E. ; Kuźniak, M. ; Lefort, T. ; Mtchedlishvili, A. ; Naviliat-Cuncic, O. ; Plonka, C. ; Quéméner, G. ; Rebetez, Martin ; Rebreyend, D. ; Roccia, S. ; Rogel, G. ; Tur, M. ; Weis, Antoine ; Zejma, J. ; Zsigmond, G.

In: Physical Review Letters, 2007, vol. 99, no. 16, p. 161603

In case a mirror world with a copy of our ordinary particle spectrum would exist, the neutron n and its degenerate partner, the mirror neutron n′, could potentially mix and undergo nn′ oscillations. The interaction of an ordinary magnetic field with the ordinary neutron would lift the degeneracy between the mirror partners, diminish the...