Search for the neutron electric dipole moment

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Abstract

Searches for the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) are motivated by their highly suppressed Standard Model value. The observation of a non-zero signal in the next generation of experiments would point unambiguously to the existence of new physics beyond the Standard Model. Several ongoing efforts worldwide hold the potential for an up to two-orders-of-magnitude improvement beyond the current upper limit on the neutron EDM of 2.9×10 -6e-cm. In this talk, I review the basic measurement principles of neutron EDM searches, then discuss a new experiment to be carried out in the United States at the Spallation Neutron Source with ultracold neutrons and an in-situ 3He "co-magnetometer".

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVIII Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications, LASNPA
Pages300-307
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event8th Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications, LASNPA - Santiago, Chile
Duration: Dec 15 2009Dec 19 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1265
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference8th Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications, LASNPA
Country/TerritoryChile
CitySantiago
Period12/15/0912/19/09

Keywords

  • CP-violation
  • neutron electric dipole moment
  • parity-violation
  • polarized He
  • time reversal-violation
  • ultracold neutrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)

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