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  1. Antineutron physics

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    Bressani, Tullio

    2003-01-01

    Antineutrons ($\\overline{n}$'s) have been used only in the last few years as projectiles for nuclear and particle physics experiments, mainly in the low momentum region. The reason is that, in spite of some undoubted advantages (absence of Coulomb corrections, pure I=1 state for the ($\\overline{n}p$) system), the difficulties in obtaining beams of $\\overline{n}$'s of suitable intensity and energy definition were overwhelming. The setting-up of suitable beams at BNL and mainly at CERN LEAR (with momentum lower than 400 MeV/c) allowed a first round of interesting experiments. In this review a summary of the most important experimental issues obtained in this field will be presented. They range from studies on the antineutron annihilation dynamics, intended to shed light on the mechanisms responsible for the particles production as well as for the possible formation of quasinuclear nucleon-antinucleon bound states, to meson spectroscopy researches, aiming to identify the existence of new, possibly exotic, resona...

  2. Search for free neutron-antineutron oscillations

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    Bressi, G.; Calligarich, E.; Cambiaghi, M.; Dolfini, R.; Genoni, M.; Berzolari, A. Gigli; Lanza, A.; Liguori, G.; Mauri, F.; Piazzoli, A.; Ratti, S. P.; Torre, P.; Bini, C.; Conversi, M.; de Zorzi, G.; Gauzzi, P.; Massa, F.; Zanello, D.; Cardarelli, R.; Santonico, R.; Scannicchio, D.; Terrani, M.

    1989-06-01

    A search for free neutron-antineutron oscillations has been carried out at the Pavia Triga Mark II research reactor. A thin carbon target is crossed by a beam of thermal neutrons propagating in a 18.5 m long channel where the earth magnetic field is attenuated by a factor of 50. The total neutron current through the target is 3.2×1010 n/s. Possible antineutron annihilations are identified by a large track detector surrounding the target. A lower limit on the oscillation time of 4.7×105 s (90% C.L.) has been reached.

  3. Neutron-Antineutron Oscillations: Theoretical Status and Experimental Prospects

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    Phillips, D G; Babu, K; Banerjee, S; Baxter, D V; Berezhiani, Z; Bergevin, M; Bhattacharya, S; Brooijmans, G; Castellanos, L; Chen, M-C; Coppola, C E; Cowsik, R; Crabtree, J A; Das, P; Dees, E B; Dolgov, A; Ferguson, P D; Frost, M; Gabriel, T; Gal, A; Gallmeier, F; Ganezer, K; Golubeva, E; Greene, G; Hartfiel, B; Hawari, A; Heilbronn, L; Johnson, C; Kamyshkov, Y; Kerbikov, B; Kitaguchi, M; Kopeliovich, B Z; Kopeliovich, V B; Kuzmin, V A; Liu, C-Y; McGaughey, P; Mocko, M; Mohapatra, R; Mokhov, N; Muhrer, G; Mumm, H P; Okun, L; Pattie, R W; Quigg, C; Ramberg, E; Ray, A; Roy, A; Ruggles, A; Sarkar, U; Saunders, A; Serebrov, A P; Shimizu, H M; Shrock, R; Sikdar, A K; Sjue, S; Striganov, S; Townsend, L W; Tschirhart, R; Vainshtein, A; Van Kooten, R; Wang, Z; Young, A R

    2014-01-01

    This paper summarizes the relevant theoretical developments, outlines some ideas to improve experimental searches for free neutron-antineutron oscillations, and suggests avenues for future improvement in the experimental sensitivity.

  4. Neutron-Antineutron Oscillation as a Signal of CP Violation

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    Berezhiani, Zurab; Vainshtein, Arkady

    2015-01-01

    Assuming the Lorentz and CPT invariances we show that neutron-antineutron oscillation implies breaking of CP along with baryon number violation -- i.e. two of Sakharov conditions for baryogenesis. The oscillation is produced by the unique operator in the effective Hamiltonian. This operator mixing neutron and antineutron preserves charge conjugation C and breaks P and T. External magnetic field always leads to suppression of oscillations. Its presence does not lead to any new operator mixing ...

  5. Study of anti-neutron annihilations at low energy

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    The results of a total cross section measurement for the reactions anti np and anti pn are plotted. These results indicate that the annihilation amplitudes are predominantly I = 1 at low energy. The S-wave unitarity limit is shown, and the data support the conclusion drawn from anti pp data that even at the lowest momenta P-wave and higher waves are very important. The technique of using antineutrons to study very low energy antineutrons to study very low energy antinucleon interactions is demonstrated to be feasible

  6. Baryogenesis and neutron-antineutron oscillation at TeV

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    Gu, Pei-Hong; Sarkar, Utpal

    2011-01-01

    We propose a TeV extension of the standard model to generate the cosmological baryon asymmetry with an observable neutron-antineutron oscillation. The new fields include a singlet fermion, an isotriplet and two isosinglet diquark scalars. There will be no proton decay although the Majorana mass of the singlet fermion as well as the trilinear couplings between one isosinglet diquark and two isotriplet diquarks softly break the baryon number of two units. The isosinglet diquarks couple to two r...

  7. Neutron-antineutron oscillation and parity and CP symmetries

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    Fujikawa, Kazuo

    2015-01-01

    It is shown that the neutron-antineutron oscillation per se does not necessarily imply CP violation in an effective local Lorentz invariant description of the neutron which preserves CPT, contrary to a recent analysis in the literature. A CP- and baryon number-violating term can be transformed into a CP conserving one, thus rendering the CP violation spurious and unusable in the analysis of baryogenesis, for example. It is also shown that the neutron-antineutron oscillation in a $\\Delta B=2$, Lorentz and CPT invariant interaction can occur only when parity is violated, irrespective of the CP properties; when parity is conserved, it is the ordinary quantum transition from neutron to antineutron which takes place. Those statements are proven by explicitly analyzing all the possible combinations with P, C and CP violation or their conservation. Moreover, a suitable combination of P=odd and P=even $\\Delta B=2$ interactions in the present model is shown to give rise to the CP preserving mass term for the right-han...

  8. Baryon number violation in supersymmetry: Neutron-antineutron oscillations as a probe beyond the LHC

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    Calibbi, Lorenzo; Milstead, David; Petersson, Christoffer; Pöttgen, Ruth

    2016-01-01

    We summarize the current status of baryon number violation in supersymmetry and provide prospects for going beyond the present reach by means of a new search for neutron-antineutron oscillations. The main motivation is the recently proposed neutron-antineutron oscillation experiment at the European Spallation Source in Lund, Sweden, which is projected to be able to improve the current bound on the transition probability in the quasi-free regime by three orders of magnitude. We consider various processes involving superpartners that give rise to neutron-antineutron oscillations and extract the corresponding simplified models, including only the most relevant superpartners and couplings. In terms of these models we recast and determine the exclusion limits from LHC searches as well as from searches for flavor transitions, CP violation and di-nucleon decays. We find that, for certain regions of the parameter space, the proposed neutron-antineutron experiment has a reach that goes beyond all other experiments, as...

  9. Neutron-antineutron Oscillation and Baryonic Majoron: Low Scale Spontaneous Baryon Violation

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    Berezhiani, Zurab

    2015-01-01

    We discuss a possibility that baryon number $B$ is spontaneously broken at low scales, of the order of MeV or even smaller, so that the neutron-antineutron oscillation can be induced at the experimentally accessible level. An associated Goldstone particle, baryonic majoron, can have observable effects in neutron to antineutron transitions in nuclei or dense nuclear matter. By extending baryon number to $B-L$ symmetry, baryo-majoron can be identified with the ordinary majoron associated with t...

  10. Gauged B-L Number and Neutron--Antineutron Oscillation: Long-range Forces Mediated by Baryophotons

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    Addazi, Andrea; Kamyshkov, Yuri

    2016-01-01

    Transformation of neutron to antineutron is a small effect that has not yet been experimentally observed. %\\cite{Phillips:2014fgb}. In principle, it can occur with free neutrons in the vacuum or with bound neutrons inside the nuclear environment different for neutrons and antineutrons and for that reason in the latter case it is heavily suppressed. Free neutron transformation also can be suppressed if environmental vector field exists destinguishing neutron from antineutron. We consider here the case of a vector field coupled to $B-L$ charge of the particles ($B-L$ photons) and study a possibility of this to lead to the observable suppression of neutron to antineutron transformation. The suppression effect however can be removed by applying external magnetic field. If the neutron--antineutron oscillation will be discovered in free neutron oscillation experiments, this will imply limits on $B-L$ photon coupling constant and interaction radius few order of magnitudes stronger than present limits form the tests ...

  11. Neutron-antineutron transition as a test-bed for dynamical CPT violations

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    Addazi, Andrea

    2016-05-01

    We show a simple mechanism for a dynamical CPT violation in the neutron sector. In particular, we show a CPT-violating see-saw mechanism, generating a Majorana mass and a CPT-violating mass for the neutron. CPT-violating see-saw involves a sterile partner of the neutron, living in a hidden sector, in which CPT is spontaneously broken. In particular, neutrons (antineutrons) can communicate with the hidden sector through nonperturbative quantum gravity effects called exotic instantons. Exotic instantons dynamically break R-parity, generating one effective vertex between the neutron and its sterile partner. In this way, we show how a small CPT-violating mass term for the neutron is naturally generated. This model can be tested in the next generation of experiments in neutron-antineutron physics. This strongly motivates researches of CPT-violating effects in neutron-antineutron physics as a test-bed for dynamical CPT-violations in SM.

  12. Neutron-antineutron transition as a test-bed for dynamical CPT violations

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    Addazi, Andrea

    2015-01-01

    We show a simple mechanism for a dynamical CPT violation in the neutron sector. In particular, we show a {\\it CPT-violating see-saw mechanism}, generating a Majorana mass and a CPT violating mass for the neutron. CPT-violating see-saw involves a sterile partner of the neutron, living in a hidden sector, in which CPT is spontaneously broken. In particular, neutrons (antineutrons) can communicate with the hidden sector through non-perturbative quantum gravity effects called {\\it exotic instantons}. Exotic instantons dynamically break R-parity, generating one effective vertex between the neutron and its sterile partner. In this way, we show how a small CPT violating mass term for the neutron is naturally generated. This model can be tested in the next generation of experiments in neutron-antineutron physics. This strongly motivates researches of CPT-violating effects in neutron-antineutron physics, as a test-bed for dynamical CPT-violations in SM.

  13. Connecting Radiative Neutrino Mass, Neutron-Antineutron Oscillation, Proton Decay, and Leptogenesis through Dark Matter

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    Gu, Pei-Hong; Sarkar, Utpal

    2016-01-01

    The scotogenic mechanism for radiative neutrino mass is generalized to include neutron-antineutron oscillation as well as proton decay. Dark matter is stabilized by extending the notion of lepton parity to matter parity. Leptogenesis is also a possible byproduct. This framework unifies the description of all these important, but seemingly unrelated, topics in physics beyond the standard model of particle interactions.

  14. A new high sensitivity search for neutron-antineutron oscillations at the ESS

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    Milstead, David

    2015-01-01

    A sensitive search for neutron-antineutron oscillations can provide a unique probe of some of the central questions in particle physics and cosmology: the energy scale and mechanism for baryon number violation, the origin of the baryon-antibaryon asymmetry of the universe, and the mechanism for neutrino mass generation. A remarkable opportunity has emerged to search for such oscillations with the construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS). A collaboration has been formed which has proposed a search at the ESS, which would provide a sensitivity to the oscillation probability which is three orders of magnitude greater than that achieved at an ILL experiment at which the present best limit on free neutron-antineutron oscillations was obtained.

  15. Inflationary baryogenesis with low reheating temperature and testable neutron-antineutron oscillation

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    Gu, Pei-Hong; Sarkar, Utpal

    2011-01-01

    Recently we extended the standard model by four TeV-scale fields including a singlet fermion, an isotriplet and two isosinglet diquark scalars to generate the cosmological baryon asymmetry with an observable neutron-antineutron oscillation. We now supersymmetrize our model but do not constrain it at the TeV scale. The superpartner of the singlet fermion can serve as an inflaton field. Its three-body decays, mediated by the isosinglet diquarks and their superpartners, can simultaneously provid...

  16. A new high sensitivity search for neutron-antineutron oscillations at the ESS

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    Milstead, David

    2015-01-01

    A sensitive search for neutron-antineutron oscillations can provide a unique probe of some of the central questions in particle physics and cosmology: the energy scale and mechanism for baryon number violation, the origin of the baryon-antibaryon asymmetry of the universe, and the mechanism for neutrino mass generation. A remarkable opportunity has emerged to search for such oscillations with the construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS). A collaboration has been formed which has p...

  17. Limiting Equivalence Principle Violation and Long-Range Baryonic Force from Neutron-Antineutron Oscillation

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    Babu, K. S.; Mohapatra, Rabindra N.

    2016-01-01

    We point out that if the baryon number violating neutron-antineutron oscillation is discovered, it would impose strong limits on the departure from Einstein's equivalence principle at a level of one part in $10^{19}$. If this departure owes its origin to the existence of long-range forces coupled to baryon number $B$ (or $B-L$), it would imply very stringent constraints on the strength of gauge bosons coupling to baryon number current. For instance, if the force mediating baryon number has st...

  18. First Observation of the Decay D_s^+ to proton anti-neutron

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    Athar, S B; Yelton, J; Rubin, P; Eisenstein, B I; Karliner, I; Mehrabyan, S; Lowrey, N; Selen, M; White, E J; Wiss, J; Mitchell, R E; Shepherd, M R; Besson, D; Pedlar, T K; Cronin-Hennessy, D; Gao, K Y; Hietala, J; Kubota, Y; Klein, T; Lang, B W; Poling, R; Scott, A W; Zweber, P; Dobbs, S; Metreveli, Z; Seth, K K; Tomaradze, A G; Libby, J; Powell, A; Wilkinson, G; Ecklund, K M; Love, W; Savinov, V; López, A; Méndez, H; Ramírez, J; Ge, J Y; Miller, D H; Shipsey, I P J; Xin, B; Adams, G S; Anderson, M; Cummings, J P; Danko, I; Hu, D; Moziak, B; Napolitano, J; He, Q; Insler, J; Muramatsu, H; Park, C S; Thorndike, E H; Yang, F; Artuso, M; Blusk, S; Khalil, S; Li, J; Mountain, R; Nisar, S; Randrianarivony, K; Sultana, N; Skwarnicki, T; Stone, S; Wang, J C; Zhang, L M; Bonvicini, G; Cinabro, D; Dubrovin, M; Lincoln, A; Naik, P; Rademacker, J; Asner, D M; Edwards, K W; Reed, J; Briere, R A; Ferguson, T; Tatishvili, G; Vogel, H; Watkins, M E; Rosner, J L; Alexander, J P; Cassel, D G; Duboscq, J E; Ehrlich, R; Fields, L; Gibbons, L; Gray, R; Gray, S W; Hartill, D L; Heltsley, B K; Hertz, D; Hunt, J M; Kandaswamy, J; Kreinick, D L; Kuznetsov, V E; Ledoux, J; Mahlke-Krüger, H; Mohapatra, D; Onyisi, P U E; Patterson, J R; Peterson, D; Riley, D; Ryd, A; Sadoff, A J; Shi, X; Stroiney, S; Sun, W M; Wilksen, T

    2008-01-01

    Using e^+e^- -> D_s^*+ D_s^- data collected near the peak D_s production energy, E_cm=4170 MeV, with the CLEO-c detector, we present the first observation of the decay D_s^+ -> proton anti-neutron. We measure a branching fraction B(D_s^+ -> p anti-n = (1.30 +- 0.36 +0.12 -0.16) x 10^-3. This is the first observation of a charmed meson decaying into a baryon-antibaryon final state.

  19. Use of cold source and large reflector mirror guide for neutron-antineutron oscillation search (proposal)

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    An ORNL-UTK-UW-Harvard group is exploring the possibility of performing a new experiment to search for neutron-antineutron oscillations either at the ORNL HFIR reactor or at the proposed neutron spallation source. The advanced layout, based on a large mirror focusing reflector, proposed for this experiment should allow improving the discovery potential of an n→n transition search by 3-4 orders of magnitude, as compared to the most recent similar experiment at ILL-Grenoble, and to reach the limit of the characteristic transition time of τnn>1010 seconds. Use of a cold neutron moderator operating at temperatures lower than conventional moderators can further enhance the discovery potential of an n→n search provided that neutrons can be thermalized at these lower temperatures. The latter assumption is an open question. (author) 2 figs., 2 tabs., 15 refs

  20. Limiting Equivalence Principle Violation and Long-Range Baryonic Force from Neutron-Antineutron Oscillation

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    Babu, K S

    2016-01-01

    We point out that if the baryon number violating neutron-antineutron oscillation is discovered, it would impose strong limits on the departure from Einstein's equivalence principle at a level of one part in $10^{19}$. If this departure owes its origin to the existence of long-range forces coupled to baryon number $B$ (or $B-L$), it would imply very stringent constraints on the strength of gauge bosons coupling to baryon number current. For instance, if the force mediating baryon number has strength $\\alpha_B$ and its range is larger than a megaparsec, we find the limit to be $\\alpha_B \\leq 2\\times 10^{-57}$, which is much stronger than all other existing bounds. For smaller range for the force, we get slightly weaker, but still stringent bounds by considering the potential of the Earth and the Sun.

  1. Expectations for neutron-antineutron oscillation time from TeV scale baryogenesis

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    A TeV scale extension of the standard model that incorporates the seesaw mechanism for neutrino masses along with quark-lepton unification is presented. It is shown that this model leads to the ΔB= 2 baryon number violating process of neutron-antineutron (n-bar n) oscillation. The model has all the ingredients to generate the observed baryon asymmetry of the universe using the B-violating decay of a scalar field involved in the seesaw mechanism. The B-violating decay arises from the exchange of color sextet scalars which have TeV scale masses. Baryogenesis occurs below the sphaleron decoupling temperature and has been termed post-sphaleron baryogenesis. Here we show that the constraints of TeV scale baryogenesis, when combined with the neutrino oscillation data and restrictions from flavor changing neutral currents mediated by the colored scalars imply an upper limit on the n-bar n oscillation time of 5 × 1010 sec. regardless of the quark-lepton unification scale. If this scale is relatively low, in the (200 - 250) TeV range, τn-barn is predicted to be less than 1010 sec., which is accessible to the next generation of proposed experiments.

  2. Antineutron-nucleus annihilation

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    Botta, E

    2001-01-01

    The n-nucleus annihilation process has been studied by the OBELIX experiment at the CERN Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR) in the (50-400) MeV/c projectile momentum range on C, Al, Cu, Ag, Sn, and Pb nuclear targets. A systematic survey of the annihilation cross- section, sigma /sub alpha /(A, p/sub n/), has been performed, obtaining information on its dependence on the target mass number and on the incoming n momentum. For the first time the mass number dependence of the (inclusive) final state composition of the process has been analyzed. Production of the rho vector meson has also been examined. (13 refs).

  3. Post-Sphaleron Baryogenesis and an Upper Limit on the Neutron-Antineutron Oscillation Time

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    Babu, K. S.; Dev, P. S. Bhupal; Fortes, Elaine C. F. S.; Mohapatra, R. N.

    2013-01-01

    A recently proposed scenario for baryogenesis, called post--sphaleron baryogenesis (PSB) is discussed within a class of quark--lepton unified framework based on the gauge symmetry SU(2)_L x SU(2)_R x SU(4)_c realized in the multi--TeV scale. The baryon asymmetry of the universe in this model is produced below the electroweak phase transition temperature after the sphalerons have decoupled from the Hubble expansion. These models embed naturally the seesaw mechanism for neutrino masses, and pre...

  4. Damping and Decoherence in Neutron Oscillations

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    Kerbikov, B O; Kamyshkov, Y A; Varriano, L J

    2015-01-01

    An analysis is made of the role played by the gas environment in neutron-mirror-neutron and neutron-antineutron oscillations. In the first process the interaction with the ambient medium induces a refraction energy shift which plays the role of an extra magnetic field. In the second process antineutron annihilation in practice might lead to strong decoherence, which should be taken into account in experiments with free neutrons looking for the neutron to antineutron transformation.

  5. Baryon Number Violation

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    Babu, K S; Al-Binni, U; Banerjee, S; Baxter, D V; Berezhiani, Z; Bergevin, M; Bhattacharya, S; Brice, S; Brock, R; Burgess, T W; Castellanos, L; Chattopadhyay, S; Chen, M-C; Church, E; Coppola, C E; Cowen, D F; Cowsik, R; Crabtree, J A; Davoudiasl, H; Dermisek, R; Dolgov, A; Dutta, B; Dvali, G; Ferguson, P; Perez, P Fileviez; Gabriel, T; Gal, A; Gallmeier, F; Ganezer, K S; Gogoladze, I; Golubeva, E S; Graves, V B; Greene, G; Handler, T; Hartfiel, B; Hawari, A; Heilbronn, L; Hill, J; Jaffe, D; Johnson, C; Jung, C K; Kamyshkov, Y; Kerbikov, B; Kopeliovich, B Z; Kopeliovich, V B; Korsch, W; Lachenmaier, T; Langacker, P; Liu, C-Y; Marciano, W J; Mocko, M; Mohapatra, R N; Mokhov, N; Muhrer, G; Mumm, P; Nath, P; Obayashi, Y; Okun, L; Pati, J C; Pattie, R W; Phillips, D G; Quigg, C; Raaf, J L; Raby, S; Ramberg, E; Ray, A; Roy, A; Ruggles, A; Sarkar, U; Saunders, A; Serebrov, A; Shafi, Q; Shimizu, H; Shiozawa, M; Shrock, R; Sikdar, A K; Snow, W M; Soha, A; Spanier, S; Stavenga, G C; Striganov, S; Svoboda, R; Tang, Z; Tavartkiladze, Z; Townsend, L; Tulin, S; Vainshtein, A; Van Kooten, R; Wagner, C E M; Wang, Z; Wehring, B; Wilson, R J; Wise, M; Yokoyama, M; Young, A R

    2013-01-01

    This report, prepared for the Community Planning Study - Snowmass 2013 - summarizes the theoretical motivations and the experimental efforts to search for baryon number violation, focussing on nucleon decay and neutron-antineutron oscillations. Present and future nucleon decay search experiments using large underground detectors, as well as planned neutron-antineutron oscillation search experiments with free neutron beams are highlighted.

  6. Weak Gravity Conjecture as a Razor Criterium for Exotic D-brane instantons

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    Addazi, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    We discuss implications of Weak gravity conjecture (WGC) for exotic D-brane instantons. In particular, WGC leads to indirect stringent bounds on non-perturbative superpotentials generated by exotic instantons, with many implications for phenomenology: R-parity violating processes, neutrino mass, $\\mu$-problem, Neutron-Antineutron transitions and collider physics.

  7. CPT, CP, and C transformations of fermions, and their consequences, in theories with B-L violation

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    Gardner, Susan

    2016-01-01

    We consider the transformation properties of fermions under the discrete symmetries CPT, CP, and C in the presence of B-L violation. We thus generalize the analysis of the known properties of Majorana neutrinos, probed via neutrinoless double beta decay, to include the case of Dirac fermions with B-L violation, which can be probed via neutron-antineutron oscillations. We show that the resulting CPT phase has implications for the interplay of neutron-antineutron oscillations with external fields and sources and consider the differences in the Majorana dynamics of neutrinos and neutrons in the context of theories with self-conjugate isospin I=0 and I=1/2 fields.

  8. Project X: Physics Opportunities

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    Kronfeld, Andreas S; Al-Binni, Usama; Altmannshofer, Wolfgang; Ankenbrandt, Charles; Babu, Kaladi; Banerjee, Sunanda; Bass, Matthew; Batell, Brian; Baxter, David V; Berezhiani, Zurab; Bergevin, Marc; Bernstein, Robert; Bhattacharya, Sudeb; Bishai, Mary; Blum, Thomas; Bogacz, S Alex; Brice, Stephen J; Brod, Joachim; Bross, Alan; Buchoff, Michael; Burgess, Thomas W; Carena, Marcela; Castellanos, Luis A; Chattopadhyay, Subhasis; Chen, Mu-Chun; Cherdack, Daniel; Christ, Norman H; Chupp, Tim; Cirigliano, Vincenzo; Coloma, Pilar; Coppola, Christopher E; Cowsik, Ramanath; Crabtree, J Allen; Delahaye, Jean-Pierre; Denisov, Dmitri; deNiverville, Patrick; de Gouvêa, André; Dharmapalan, Ranjan; Dolgov, Alexander; Dvali, Georgi; Eichten, Estia; Engelfried, Jürgen; Ferguson, Phillip D; Gabriel, Tony; Gal, Avraham; Gallmeier, Franz; Ganezer, Kenneth S; Gardner, Susan; Glenzinski, Douglas; Godfrey, Stephen; Golubeva, Elena S; Gori, Stefania; Graves, Van B; Greene, Geoffrey; Griffard, Cory L; Haisch, Ulrich; Handler, Thomas; Hartfiel, Brandon; Hawari, Ayman; Heilbronn, Lawrence; Hill, James E; Huber, Patrick; Jaffe, David E; Johnson, Christian; Kamyshkov, Yuri; Kaplan, Daniel M; Kerbikov, Boris; Kiburg, Brendan; Kirk, Harold G; Klein, Andreas; Knoepfel, Kyle; Kopeliovich, Boris; Kopeliovich, Vladimir; Kopp, Joachim; Korsch, Wolfgang; Kribs, Graham; Lipton, Ronald; Liu, Chen-Yu; Lorenzon, Wolfgang; Lu, Zheng-Tian; Makins, Naomi C R; McKeen, David; Mills, Geoffrey; Mohapatra, Rabindra; Mokhov, Nikolai V; Mocko, Michael; Muhrer, Guenter; Mumm, Pieter; Okun, Lev; Neuffer, David; Palmer, Mark A; Palmer, Robert; Pattie, Robert W; Phillips, David G; Pronsikh, Vitaly; Pitts, Kevin; Pospelov, Maxim; Quigg, Chris; Ramberg, Erik; Ray, Amlan; Reimer, Paul E; Richards, David G; Ritz, Adam; Roy, Amit; Ruggles, Arthur; Ryne, Robert; Sarkar, Utpal; Saunders, Andy; Semertzidis, Yannis K; Serebrov, Anatoly; Shimizu, Hirohiko; Shrock, Robert; Snopok, Pavel V; Snow, William M; Sikdar, Arindam K; Soha, Aria; Spanier, Stefan; Striganov, Sergei; Tang, Zhaowen; Townsend, Lawrence; Urheim, Jon; Vainshtein, Arkady; Van Kooten, Richard J; Van de Water, Richard; Van de Water, Ruth S; Wehring, Bernard; Whitehead, Lisa; Wilson, Robert J; Worcester, Elizabeth; Young, Albert R; Wester, William C; Zeller, Geralyn

    2013-01-01

    Part 2 of "Project X: Accelerator Reference Design, Physics Opportunities, Broader Impacts". In this Part, we outline the particle-physics program that can be achieved with Project X, a staged superconducting linac for intensity-frontier particle physics. Topics include neutrino physics, kaon physics, muon physics, electric dipole moments, neutron-antineutron oscillations, new light particles, hadron structure, hadron spectroscopy, and lattice-QCD calculations.

  9. Anti-dark matter: a hidden face of mirror world

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    Berezhiani, Zurab

    2016-01-01

    B and L violating interactions of ordinary particles with their twin particles from hypothetical mirror world can co-generate baryon asymmetries in both worlds in comparable amounts, $\\Omega'_B/\\Omega_B \\sim 5$ or so. On the other hand, the same interactions induce the oscillation phenomena between the neutral particles of two sectors which convert e.g. mirror neutrons into our antineutrons. These oscillations are environment dependent and can have fascinating physical consequences.

  10. New Paradigm for Baryon and Lepton Number Violation

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    Perez, Pavel Fileviez

    2015-01-01

    The possible discovery of proton decay, neutron-antineutron oscillation, neutrinoless beta decay in low energy experiments, and exotic signals related to the violation of the baryon and lepton numbers at collider experiments will change our understanding of the conservation of fundamental symmetries in nature. In this review we discuss the rare processes due to the existence of baryon and lepton number violating interactions. The simplest grand unified theories and the neutrino mass generatio...

  11. CP Violating Baryon Oscillations

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    McKeen, David; Nelson, Ann E.

    2015-01-01

    We analyze neutron-antineutron oscillation in detail, developing a Hamiltonian describing the system in the presence of electromagnetic fields. While magnetic fields can couple states of different spin, we show that, because of Fermi statistics, this coupling of different spin states does not involve baryon-number--changing transitions and, therefore, a two-state analysis ignoring spin is sufficient even in the presence of electromagnetic fields. We also enumerate the conditions necessary for...

  12. Proton Decay and Related Processes in Unified Models with Gauged Baryon Number:

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    Pal, Palash B.; Sarkar, Utpal

    1993-01-01

    In unification models based on SU(15) or SU(16), baryon number is part of the gauge symmetry, broken spontaneously. In such models, we discuss various scenarios of important baryon number violating processes like proton decay and neutron-antineutron oscillation. Our analysis depends on the effective operator method, and covers many variations of symmetry breaking, including different intermediate groups and different Higgs boson content. We discuss processes mediated by gauge bosons and Higgs...

  13. Institute of physics

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    A survey is given of the personnel and activities of the Institute of Physics. Research by staff of the Nuclear Physics Group includes mainly work on heavy ion reactions and investigations of rare earth nuclei. The Elementary Particle Group has studied antineutron and antiproton annihilations, neutral current pions minus and has used the CERN ISRs. The Cosmic Physics Group has used rockets, satellite data and balloons to study the electron and proton precipitation in the upper atmosphere and magnetosphere, and aurorae. (JIW)

  14. The discovery of geomagnetically trapped cosmic ray antiprotons

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    Adriani, O.; Barbarino, G. C.; Bazilevskaya, G. A.; Bellotti, R.; M. Boezio; Bogomolov, E.A.; M. Bongi; Bonvicini, V.; Borisov, S.; Bottai, S.; Bruno, A.; F. Cafagna; Campana, D.; Carbone, R.; Carlson, P.

    2011-01-01

    The existence of a significant flux of antiprotons confined to Earth's magnetosphere has been considered in several theoretical works. These antiparticles are produced in nuclear interactions of energetic cosmic rays with the terrestrial atmosphere and accumulate in the geomagnetic field at altitudes of several hundred kilometers. A contribution from the decay of albedo antineutrons has been hypothesized in analogy to proton production by neutron decay, which constitutes the main source of tr...

  15. Physics with antiprotons at LEAR in the ACOL ERA. Proceedings of the 3. LEAR Workshop

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    Gastaldi, U.; Klapisch, R.; Richard, J.M.; Tran Thanh Van, J. (eds.)

    1985-01-01

    The programme covered the following topics: accelerator aspects (anti-p production, LEAR, advanced developments, cooling, LEAR design inspired machines). Nucleon antinucleon interactions (panti-p atom, scattering, annihilation, spin effects, antineutron physics, antibaryon physics). Spectroscopy (light mesons, hybrids, glueballs, baryonia, quarkonia). Rare channels (form factors, CP, CPT, C, T violation, quantum mechanics tests) anti-p nucleus interactions (exotic atoms, scattering, annihilation, hypernuclei). New ideas (antigravity, high precision experiments). New detectors (new experiments, general and/or technical aspects).

  16. Position sensitive gas discharge detector with filmless optical data readout for nn-bar oscillation search experiment at the INR AS USSR meson factory

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    A position-sensitive gas-discharge multilayer cylindrical detector with optical data readout for neutron-antineutron oscillation search experiments at the INR AS USSR mesn factory is considered. The detector consits of 7 sections each 7 long, with the inner diameter of 2 m and the outer diameter of 3.5 m. Gas-discharge gaps are spacings between steel coaxial tubes where anode wires are tensioned. Data readout from optical fiber matrices will be carried out using teleinput system based on charge coupled matrix device with fast optical key on he base of electron-optical converter. 11 refs.; 2 figs

  17. Future prospects of baryon istability search in p-decay and n n(bar) oscillation experiments

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    Ball, S.J.; Kamyshkov, Y.A. [ed.

    1996-11-01

    These proceedings contain thirty-one papers which review both the theoretical and the experimental status and near future of baryon instability research. Baryon instability is investigated from the vantage point of supersymmetric and unified theories. The interplay between baryogenesis and antimatter is examined. Double beta decay experiments are discussed. The huge Icarus experiment is described with its proton decay capabilities. Neutron-antineutron oscillations investigations are presented, especially efforts with ultra-cold neutrons. Individual papers are indexed separately on the Energy Data Base.

  18. Noncyclic geometric phase for neutrino oscillation

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    Wang, X B; Liu, Y; Oh, C H; Wang, Xiang-Bin; Liu, Yong

    2001-01-01

    We provide explicit formulae for the noncyclic geometric phases or Pancharatnam phases of neutrino oscillations. Since Pancharatnam phase is a generalization of the Berry phase, our results generalize the previous findings for Berry phase in a recent paper [Phys. Lett. B, 466 (1999) 262]. Unlike the Berry phase, the noncyclic geometric phase offers distinctive advantage in terms of measurement and prediction. In particular, for three-flavor mixing, our explicit formula offers an alternative means of determining the CP-violating phase. Our results can also be extended easily to explore geometric phase associated with neutron-antineutron oscillations.

  19. On Baryogenesis and nn-Oscillations

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    Herrmann, Enrico

    2014-01-01

    We study a simple model where color sextet scalars violate baryon number at tree level but do not give rise to proton decay. In particular, we include one light and two heavy sextets with ΔB=2 baryon number violating interactions that induce neutron anti-neutron oscillations. This setup also suggests an intimate connection to the generation of the observed baryon asymmetry in the Universe via the out of equilibrium decay of the heavy sextet scalars at around 10^(14) GeV. The large SU(3)-color...

  20. On Baryogenesis and $n \\bar n$-Oscillations

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    Herrmann, Enrico

    2014-01-01

    We study a simple model where color sextet scalars violate baryon number at tree level but do not give rise to proton decay. In particular, we include one light and two heavy sextets with $\\Delta B=2$ baryon number violating interactions that induce neutron anti-neutron oscillations. This setup also suggests an intimate connection to the generation of the observed baryon asymmetry in the Universe via the out of equilibrium decay of the heavy sextet scalars at around $10^{14}$ GeV. The large $...

  1. Search for n-nbar oscillation in Super-Kamiokande

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    Collaboration, Super-Kamiokande; :; Abe, K.; Hayato, Y.; Iida, T; Ishihara, K; Kameda, J.; Koshio, Y.; Minamino, A.; Mitsuda, C.; Miura, M.; Moriyama, S.; Nakahata, M.(University of Tokyo, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, Kamioka Observatory, Kamioka, Japan); Obayashi, Y.; Ogawa, H.

    2011-01-01

    A search for neutron-antineutron ($n-\\bar{n}$) oscillation was undertaken in Super-Kamiokande using the 1489 live-day or $2.45 \\times 10^{34}$ neutron-year exposure data. This process violates both baryon and baryon minus lepton numbers by an absolute value of two units and is predicted by a large class of hypothetical models where the seesaw mechanism is incorporated to explain the observed tiny neutrino masses and the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe. No evidence for $n-\\bar{n}$ ...

  2. Baryon Number Violating Scalar Diquarks at the LHC

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    Baldes, Iason; Volkas, Raymond R

    2011-01-01

    Baryon number violating (BNV) processes are heavily constrained by experiments searching for nucleon decay and neutron-antineutron oscillations. If the baryon number violation occurs via the third generation quarks, however, we may be able to avoid the nucleon stability constraints, thus making such BNV interactions accessible at the LHC. In this paper we study a specific class of BNV extensions of the standard model (SM) involving diquark and leptoquark scalars. After an introduction to these models we study one promising extension in detail, being interested in particles with mass of O(TeV). We calculate limits on the masses and couplings from neutron-antineutron oscillations and dineutron decay for couplings to first and third generation quarks. We explore the possible consequences of such a model on the matter-antimatter asymmetry. We shall see that for models which break the global baryon minus lepton number symmetry, (B-L), the most stringent constraints come from the need to preserve a matter-antimatte...

  3. Search For Neutron Oscillation And Study Of Neutrino Reaction Rates Using Multiprong Events In Soudan 2

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    Chung, J

    2001-01-01

    A search for neutron antineutron oscillations followed by n¯N annihilation has been conducted using the 5.56 fiducial kiloton-year exposure of the 963 metric ton Soudan 2 iron tracking calorimeter. Based upon realistic simulations of n¯N annihilation and of background neutrino processes, event selection criteria are specified. Candidate n¯N occurrences are required to have prong multiplicity ≥4 prongs and to have kinematics compatible with approximately stationary annihilation of two nucleon masses. Events having proton tracks or tracks which are likely to be muons are removed from consideration. We observe five candidate events; we estimate backgrounds to contribute 4.5 ± 2.2 events. We use these observations to set a new lifetime lower limit for neutron to anti-neutron oscillation to occur within iron nuclei. At 90% CL we find TA(Fe) > 7.2 × 1031 yr. Assuming that the nuclear suppression factor for iron has the value calculated by Dover et al, namely TR...

  4. Exotic see-saw mechanism for neutrini and leptogenesis in a Pati-Salam model

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    Addazi, Andrea; Ricciardi, Giulia

    2015-01-01

    We discuss non-perturbative corrections to the neutrino sector, in the context of a D-brane Pati-Salam-like model, that can be obtained as a simple alternative to $SO(10)$ GUT's in theories with open and unoriented strings. In such D-brane models, exotic stringy instantons can correct the right-handed neutrino mass matrix in a calculable way, thus affecting mass hierarchies and modifying the see-saw mechanism to what we name exotic see-saw. For a wide range of parameters, a compact spectrum of right-handed neutrino masses can occur that gives rise to a predictive scenario for low energy observables. This model also provides a viable mechanism for Baryon Asymmetry in the Universe (BAU) through leptogenesis. Finally, a Majorana mass for the neutron is naturally predicted in the model, leading to potentially testable neutron-antineutron oscillations. Combined measurements in neutrino and neutron-antineutron sectors could provide precious informations on physics at the quantum gravity scale.

  5. Design and realization of on-line selection device of annihilations for PP experiment at 100GeV

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    This work relates the conception and then realisation of an on-line annihilation trigger for an antiprotons-protons experiment at 100 GeV. We specify the conditions of running for the European Hybrid Spectrometer (C.E.R.N.) to eliminate on-line with a good efficiency the non-annihilation interactions. We study the use on-line of a Cerenkov multicellular detector (to detect the antiprotons), a hadronic iron-scintillator calorimeter (to detect the antineutrons and neutrons) in association with two multicellular hodoscopes to select the non-annihilation events and to preserve the annihilations. A suggestion for improvement is to include this trigger in new experiments for charm and beauty search

  6. High energy accelerator and colliding beam user group: Progress report, March 1, 1987-February 29, 1988

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    Progress is reported on the OPAL experiment at LEP, including construction and assembly of the hadron calorimeter and development of OPAL software. Progress on the JADE experiment, which examines e+e- interactions at PETRA, and of the PLUTO collaboration are also discussed. Experiments at Fermilab are reported, including deep inelastic muon scattering at TeV II, the D0 experiment at TeV I, and hadron jet physics. Neutrino-electron elastic scattering and a search for point-sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays are reported. Other activities discussed include polarization in electron storage rings, participation in studies for the SSC and LEP 200, neutron-antineutron oscillations, and the work of the electronics support group. High energy physics computer experience is also discussed. 158 refs

  7. Professor Walter Oelert, leader of the team which created the first atoms of antihydrogen at the Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR) in January 1996

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    Laurent Guiraud

    1996-01-01

    Antiparticles were predicted in the work of Paul Dirac in the 1920's, since when physicists have identified all the necessary antiparticle constituents of an antiparticle atom - antielectrons (positrons), antiprotons and antineutrons. However, an antihydrogen atom wasn't produced until the PS210 experiment at CERN in 1995. PS210 used the LEAR accelerator, which was then nearing the end of its lifetime, so everything in the experiment had to work first time. After installing the equipment in spring 1995, the experiment took place in the autumn, in two hour periods over 4 weeks. The experiment team collided energetic antiprotons from LEAR with a heavy element, a challenge for them as well as the LEAR operators. Proving that antihydrogen atoms had been formed required several more weeks of data analysis, but the announcement that nine antihydrogen atoms had been produced came on 4 January 1996.

  8. Direct generation of a Majorana mass for the neutron from exotic instantons

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    Addazi, Andrea

    2016-06-01

    We discuss a new mechanism in which non-perturbative quantum gravity effects directly generate a Majorana mass for the neutron. In particular, in string theory, exotic instantons can generate an effective six quark operator by calculable mixed disk amplitudes. In a low string scale scenario, with MS ≃ 10 ÷105 TeV, a neutron-antineutron oscillation can be reached in the next generation of experiments. We argue that protons and neutralinos are not destabilized and that dangerous FCNCs are not generated. We show an example of quiver theories, locally free by tadpoles and anomalies, reproducing MSSM plus a Majorana neutron and a Majorana neutrino. These models naturally provide a viable baryogenesis mechanism by resonant RH neutrino decays, as well as a stable WIMP-like dark matter.

  9. String completion of an $\\mathrm{SU(3)_c \\otimes SU(3)_L \\otimes U(1)_X}$ electroweak model

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    Addazi, Andrea; Vaquera-Araujo, C A

    2016-01-01

    The extended electroweak $\\mathrm{SU(3)_c \\otimes SU(3)_L \\otimes U(1)_X}$ symmetry framework "explaining" the number of fermion families is revisited. While $331$-based schemes can not easily be unified within the conventional field theory sense, we show how to do it within an approach based on D-branes and (un)oriented open strings, on Calabi-Yau singularities. We show how the theory can be UV-completed in a quiver setup, free of gauge and string anomalies. Lepton and baryon numbers are perturbatively conserved, so neutrinos are Dirac-type, and their lightness results from a novel TeV scale seesaw mechanism. Dynamical violation of baryon number by exotic instantons could induce neutron-antineutron oscillations, with proton decay and R-parity violation strictly forbidden.

  10. Postsphaleron baryogenesis.

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    Babu, K S; Mohapatra, R N; Nasri, S

    2006-09-29

    We present a new mechanism for generating the baryon asymmetry of the Universe directly in the decay of a singlet scalar field S(r) with a weak scale mass and a high dimensional baryon number-violating coupling. Unlike most currently popular models, this mechanism, which becomes effective after the electroweak phase transition, does not rely on the sphalerons for inducing a nonzero baryon number. CP asymmetry in S(r) decay arises through loop diagrams involving the exchange of W+/- gauge bosons and is suppressed by light quark masses, leading naturally to a value of eta(B) approximately 10(-10). The simplest realization of this idea which uses a six quark DeltaB=2 operator predicts colored scalars accessible to the CERN Large Hadron Collider and neutron-antineutron oscillation within reach of the next-generation experiments. PMID:17026022

  11. String completion of an SU(3)c ⊗ SU(3)L ⊗ U(1)X electroweak model

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    Addazi, Andrea; Valle, J. W. F.; Vaquera-Araujo, C. A.

    2016-08-01

    The extended electroweak SU(3)c ⊗ SU(3)L ⊗ U(1)X symmetry framework "explaining" the number of fermion families is revisited. While 331-based schemes can not easily be unified within the conventional field theory sense, we show how to do it within an approach based on D-branes and (un)oriented open strings, on Calabi-Yau singularities. We show how the theory can be UV-completed in a quiver setup, free of gauge and string anomalies. Lepton and baryon numbers are perturbatively conserved, so neutrinos are Dirac-type, and their lightness results from a novel TeV scale seesaw mechanism. Dynamical violation of baryon number by exotic instantons could induce neutron-antineutron oscillations, with proton decay and other dangerous R-parity violating processes strictly forbidden.

  12. String completion of an SU(3c⊗SU(3L⊗U(1X electroweak model

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    Andrea Addazi

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The extended electroweak SU(3c⊗SU(3L⊗U(1X symmetry framework “explaining” the number of fermion families is revisited. While 331-based schemes can not easily be unified within the conventional field theory sense, we show how to do it within an approach based on D-branes and (unoriented open strings, on Calabi–Yau singularities. We show how the theory can be UV-completed in a quiver setup, free of gauge and string anomalies. Lepton and baryon numbers are perturbatively conserved, so neutrinos are Dirac-type, and their lightness results from a novel TeV scale seesaw mechanism. Dynamical violation of baryon number by exotic instantons could induce neutron–antineutron oscillations, with proton decay and other dangerous R-parity violating processes strictly forbidden.

  13. Parity-doublet representation of Majorana fermions and neutron oscillation

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    Fujikawa, Kazuo

    2016-01-01

    We present a parity-doublet theorem for the representation of the intrinsic parity of Majorana fermions, which is expected to be useful also in condensed matter physics, and it is illustrated to provide a criterion of neutron-antineutron oscillation in a BCS-like effective theory with $\\Delta B=2$ baryon number violating terms. The CP violation in the present effective theory causes no direct CP violating effects in the oscillation itself, which is demonstrated by the exact solution, although it influences the neutron electric dipole moment in the leading order of small $\\Delta B=2$ parameters. An analogue of Bogoliubov transformation, which preserves P and CP, is crucial in the analysis.

  14. Observation of an Antimatter Hypernucleus

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    STAR Collaboration; Abelev, Betty

    2010-07-05

    Nuclear collisions recreate conditions in the universe microseconds after the Big Bang. Only a very small fraction of the emitted fragments are light nuclei, but these states are of fundamental interest. We report the observation of antihypertritons - composed of an antiproton, antineutron, and antilambda hyperon - produced by colliding gold nuclei at high energy. Our analysis yields 70 {+-} 17 antihypertritons ({sub {bar {Lambda}}}{sup 3}{bar H}) and 157 {+-} 30 hypertritons ({sub {Lambda}}{sup 3}H). The measured yields of {sub {Lambda}}{sup 3}H ({sub {bar {Lambda}}}{sup 3}{bar H}) and {sup 3}He ({sup 3}{ovr He}) are similar, suggesting an equilibrium in coordinate and momentum space populations of up, down, and strange quarks and antiquarks, unlike the pattern observed at lower collision energies. The production and properties of antinuclei, and nuclei containing strange quarks, have implications spanning nuclear/particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology.

  15. Measurement of the $\\bar{p}p \\rightarrow \\bar{n}n$ Charge-Exchange Differential Cross-Section

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    The aim of this proposal is a measurement of the differential cross-section of the $\\bar{p}$p $\\rightarrow$ $\\bar{n}$n charge-exchange reaction with a point-to-point precision of 1\\% in the forward direction, and an absolute normalization error of 3\\%. The high precision of the data should allow, inter alia, a determination of the $\\pi$NN coupling constant to better than 2\\%.\\\\ \\\\ The measurement will be done using the existing neutron and antineutron detectors built for experiment PS199 and liquid hydrogen target. In one week of running time, with a $\\bar{p}$ beam intensity of 3 $ 10 ^{5} $ $\\bar{p}$/sec, the reaction will be measured at a few $\\bar{p}$ momenta, in the range 500 to 900~MeV/c.

  16. The NNbar Experiment at the European Spallation Source

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    Frost, M J

    2016-01-01

    The observation of neutron to antineutron oscillation would be the first experimental evidence to show that baryon number is not a conserved quantity. It also provides an answer to the hypothesized post-sphaleron baryogenesis mechanism shortly after the Big Bang. The free oscillation time {\\tau_{n\\rightarrow\\bar{n}} has a lower limit at 8.7 x 10^7 seconds determined at ILL in 1994. Current beyond Standard Model theories of this oscillation time estimate the value to be on the order of 10^{10} seconds. A new experiment is proposed at the European Spallation Source that has 1000 times the sensitivity of the previous experiment, and would confirm the viability of those beyond Standard Model theories.

  17. New Paradigm for Baryon and Lepton Number Violation

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    Perez, Pavel Fileviez

    2015-01-01

    The possible discovery of proton decay, neutron-antineutron oscillation, neutrinoless beta decay in low energy experiments, and exotic signals related to the violation of the baryon and lepton numbers at collider experiments will change our understanding of the conservation of fundamental symmetries in nature. In this review we discuss the rare processes due to the existence of baryon and lepton number violating interactions. The simplest grand unified theories and the neutrino mass generation mechanisms are discussed. The theories where the baryon and lepton numbers are defined as local gauge symmetries spontaneously broken at the low scale are discussed in detail. The simplest supersymmetric gauge theory which predicts the existence of lepton number violating processes at the low scale is investigated. The main goal of this review is to discuss the main implications of baryon and lepton number violation in physics beyond the Standard Model.

  18. The cosmic ray antiproton background for AMS-02

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    The AMS-02 experiment is measuring the cosmic ray antiproton flux with high precision. The interpretation of the upcoming data requires a thorough understanding of the secondary antiproton background. In this work, we employ newly available data of the NA49 experiment at CERN, in order to recalculate the antiproton source term arising from cosmic ray spallations on the interstellar matter. We systematically account for the production of antiprotons via hyperon decay and discuss the possible impact of isospin effects on antineutron production. A detailed comparison of our calculation with the existing literature as well as with Monte Carlo based evaluations of the antiproton source term is provided. Our most important result is an updated prediction for the secondary antiproton flux which includes a realistic assessment of the particle physics uncertainties at all energies

  19. Experiments on lepton and baryon stability and oscillation phenomena

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    The various experiments on lepton number conservation and on nucleon stability currently being done or prepared are reviewed, and their relative merits compared and discussed. The first part of the paper is devoted to the measurement of the neutrino mass and to the present limits on the conservation of the total lepton number and of the various lepton flavours. The existing results and future projects on the strictly connected problems of neutrino oscillations at nuclear reactors, pion factories and high energy accelerators will be also discussed, together with oscillations of solar and atmospheric neutrinos. The second part of the paper concerns the few results and the many planned detectors on nucleon decay with particular emphasis on the problems of background radioactivity and of the variety of experimental approaches. Oscillation experiments on neutron-antineutron oscillations at nuclear reactors are also considered. (author)

  20. The discovery of geomagnetically trapped cosmic ray antiprotons

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    Adriani, O; Bazilevskaya, G A; Bellotti, R; Boezio, M; Bogomolov, E A; Bongi, M; Bonvicini, V; Borisov, S; Bottai, S; Bruno, A; Cafagna, F; Campana, D; Carbone, R; Carlson, P; Casolino, M; Castellini, G; Consiglio, L; De Pascale, M P; De Santis, C; De Simone, N; Di Felice, V; Galper, A M; Gillard, W; Grishantseva, L; Jerse, G; Karelin, A V; Kheymits, M D; Koldashov, S V; Krutkov, S Y; Kvashnin, A N; Leonov, A; Malakhov, V; Marcelli, L; Mayorov, A G; Menn, W; Mikhailov, V V; Mocchiutti, E; Monaco, A; Mori, N; Nikonov, N; Osteria, G; Palma, F; Papini, P; Pearce, M; Picozza, P; Pizzolotto, C; Ricci, M; Ricciarini, S B; Rossetto, L; Sarkar, R; Simon, M; Sparvoli, R; Spillantini, P; Stozhkov, Y I; Vacchi, A; Vannuccini, E; Vasilyev, G; Voronov, S A; Yurkin, Y T; Wu, J; Zampa, G; Zampa, N; Zverev, V G; 10.1088/2041-8205/736/1/L1

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    The existence of a significant flux of antiprotons confined to Earth's magnetosphere has been considered in several theoretical works. These antiparticles are produced in nuclear interactions of energetic cosmic rays with the terrestrial atmosphere and accumulate in the geomagnetic field at altitudes of several hundred kilometers. A contribution from the decay of albedo antineutrons has been hypothesized in analogy to proton production by neutron decay, which constitutes the main source of trapped protons at energies above some tens of MeV. This Letter reports the discovery of an antiproton radiation belt around the Earth. The trapped antiproton energy spectrum in the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) region has been measured by the PAMELA experiment for the kinetic energy range 60--750 MeV. A measurement of the atmospheric sub-cutoff antiproton spectrum outside the radiation belts is also reported. PAMELA data show that the magnetospheric antiproton flux in the SAA exceeds the cosmic-ray antiproton flux by three ...

  1. Quality surveillance for steel forgings of SA508 Gr.3 used on the main NI equipment of AP1000 nuclear island

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    Being a type of steel with ideal weldability, outstanding ability of anti-neutron irradiation embitterment and good property of fracture toughness and impact toughness, the steel of ASME SA508-3 was used widely for the nuclear island equipment of PWR Nuclear Power Plant. For the 3rd generation nuclear power plant AP1000, all large forgings and some critical components of the SG, RV and PRZ adopt this steel. Through analysis on the critical technical points during manufacturing of the SA508-3 forgings, this article try to identify the key points should be paid attention during the quality surveillance for this type of forgings, and to put forward the supervision method and focus during quality surveillance activities. (author)

  2. Post-sphaleron baryogenesis and n- anti n oscillation in non-SUSY SO(10) GUT with gauge coupling unification

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    Patra, Sudhanwa; Pritimita, Prativa [Siksha ' O' Anusandhan University, Center of Excellence in Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences, Bhubaneswar (India)

    2014-10-15

    ''Post-sphaleron baryogenesis'', a fresh and profound mechanism of baryogenesis accounts for the matter-antimatter asymmetry of our present universe in a framework of Pati-Salam symmetry. We attempt here to embed this mechanism in a non-SUSY SO(10) grand unified theory by reviving a novel symmetry breaking chain with Pati-Salam symmetry as an intermediate symmetry breaking step and as well to address post-sphaleron baryogenesis and neutron-antineutron oscillation in a rational manner. The Pati-Salam symmetry based on the gauge group SU(2){sub L} x SU(2){sub R} x SU(4){sub C} is realized in our model at 10{sup 5}-10{sup 6} GeV and the mixing time for the neutron-antineutron oscillation process having ΔB = 2 is found to be τ{sub n-} {sub anti} {sub n} ≅ 10{sup 8}-10{sup 10}s with the model parameters, which is within the reach of forthcoming experiments. Other novel features of the model include low scale right-handed W{sub R}{sup ±}, Z{sub R} gauge bosons, explanation for neutrino oscillation data via the gauged inverse (or extended) seesaw mechanism and most importantly TeV scale color sextet scalar particles responsible for an observable n- anti n oscillation which may be accessible to LHC. We also look after gauge coupling unification and an estimation of the proton lifetime with and without the addition of color sextet scalars. (orig.)

  3. В поисках альтернативы (Новая космологическая концепция без «Большого Взрыва»

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    Джахая Л. Г.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Metagalaxy in finite spatial and temporal boundaries is qualitatively certain material formation, a single, coherent financial system in the boundless expanse of the universe. Material substrate is Metagalaxy metagalactic vacuum as a real physical environment and the arena of action of all material processes in the Metagalaxy. In Metagalaxy there are two types of interactions: gravity and electromagnetism are two excited states Metagalactic vacuum, all the other interactions ("weak", "strong" are the consequence of these two fundamental interactions. Inertial motion of the real weight in a vacuum explains the paradox of d'Alembert-Euler, and gravity - "rolling up" in the "potential well" real masses and "black holes". The main feature of the metagalactic vacuum is its unequal optical density. In addition to the local optical inhomogeneities with the index of refraction greater than unity (n>1, the giant optical inhomogeneity is all metagalactic vacuum, with a maximum optical density (nmax in the center of Metagalaxy, c (n =1 "here" and "now" ("Time of Life " and then to (n <1 on the periphery of the Metagalaxy and s (n = 0 at its edge. At the heart of the author's cosmological model is based on two laws: the creation of pairs of particles and antiparticles in strong gravitational fields of rotating "cosmological black holes" and the Magnus effect. It's enough to born neutron-antineutrons páry, they scatter in opposite directions, and neutrons, according to the Magnus effect, go into outer space, and be absorbed antineutrons "black hole", all the remaining particles are obtained in the beta decay of a neutron into a proton, an electron and antineutrinos and is ready hydrogen. This calibration will gather around the "cosmological black hole" isotopes of hydrogen atoms (75% and helium (25%, which will form protogalaxies - on the principle of "one cosmological black hole - one protogalaxy" with a primary hydrogen-helium cloud, it is ejected from

  4. Golden Jubilee photos: Welcome to the antiworld

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    2004-01-01

    Professor Walter Oelert, leader of the team which created the first atoms of antihydrogen at the LEAR (Low Energy Antiproton Ring).Antiparticles were predicted in the work of Paul Dirac in the 1920's, since when physicists have identified all the necessary antiparticle constituents of an antiparticle atom - antielectrons (positrons), antiprotons and antineutrons. However, an antihydrogen atom wasn't produced until the PS210 experiment at CERN in 1995. PS210 used the LEAR accelerator, which was then nearing the end of its lifetime (see Bulletin 28/04), so everything in the experiment had to work first time. After installing the equipment in spring 1995, the experiment took place in the autumn, in two hour periods over 4 weeks. The experiment team collided energetic antiprotons from LEAR with a heavy element, a challenge for them as well as the LEAR operators. Proving that antihydrogen atoms had been formed required several more weeks of data analysis, but the announcement that nine antihydrogen atoms had been ...

  5. Study of $ \\bar{p} $ and $ \\bar{n} $ annihilations at LEAR with OBELIX, a large acceptance and high resolution detector based on the Open Axial Field Spectrometer

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    2002-01-01

    % PS201 Study of $\\bar{p}$ and $\\bar{n}$ annihilations at LEAR with OBELIX, a large acceptance and high resolution detector based on the Open Axial Field Spectrometer \\\\ \\\\OBELIX is designed to study exclusive final states of antiproton and antineutron annihilations at low energies with protons and nuclei. \\\\ \\\\The physics motivations of the experiment are:\\\\ \\\\\\begin{itemize} \\item (gg, ggg), hybrids ($ q \\bar{q} g $), multiquarks ($ q q \\bar{q} \\bar{q} $) and light mesons ($ q \\bar{q} $) produced in $ N \\bar{N} $ annihilations and study of their spectroscopy and decays. Also broad structures will be searched for by comparing identical decay modes in exclusive final states of the same type occuring from initial states with different angular momentum or isospin. \\item Study of the dynamics of $ N \\bar{N} $ interactions and of the dependence of the final and intermediate resonant states of annihilation upon the quantum numbers of the initial $ N \\bar{N} $ state (angular momentum: S and P-wave in $\\bar{p}p $ at...

  6. The coarsening effect of SA508-3 steel used as heavy forgings material

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    Dingqian Dong

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available SA508Gr.3 steel is popularly used to produce core unit of nuclear power reactors due to its outstanding ability of anti-neutron irradiation and good fracture toughness. The forging process takes important role in manufacturing to refine the grain size and improve the material properties. But due to their huge size, heavy forgings cannot be cooled down quickly, and the refined grains usually have long time to grow in high temperature conditions. If the forging process is not adequately scheduled or implemented, very large grains up to millimetres in size may be found in this steel and cannot be eliminated in the subsequent heat treatment. To fix the condition which may causes the coarsening of the steel, hot upsetting experiments in the industrial production environment were performed under different working conditions and the corresponding grain sizes were measured and analysed. The observation showed that the grain will abnormally grow if the deformation is less than a critical value. The strain energy takes a critical role in the grain evolution. If dynamic recrystallization consumes the strain energy as much as possible, the normal grains will be obtained. While if not, the stored strain energy will promote abnormal growth of the grains.

  7. Electron-Positron to Nucleon-Antinucleon Pair at Threshold and Proton Form Factor

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    Yan, Y; Kobdaj, C; Suebka, P

    2009-01-01

    The reactions of electron-positron to nucleon-antinucleon pair at energy threshold are studied in a non-perturbative quark model. The puzzling experimental result that the ratio of the cross section of electron-positron to proton-antiproton to the one of electron-positron to neutron-antineutron is smaller than 1 can be understood in the framework of the phenomenological nonrelativistic quark model and the theoretical predictions for the time-like proton form factor at energy threshold are well consistent with the experimental data. The work suggests that the two-step process, in which the primary quark-antiquark pair forms first a vector meson which in turn decays into a hadron pair, is dominant over the one-step process in which the primary quark-antiquark pair is directly dressed by additional quark-antiquark pairs to form a hadron pair. The experimental data on the reactions of electron-positron to nucleon-antinucleon strongly suggest the reported vector meson omega(1930) to be a 2D-wave particle, while th...

  8. Measurement of Antiproton-proton Cross-Sections at Low Antiproton Momenta

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    The experiment is designed to measure four different cross sections in the momentum range 150~MeV/c to 600~MeV/c: 1)~~~~the differential elastic \\\\ \\\\ 2)~~~~the differential charge exchange\\\\ \\\\ 3)~~~~the annihilation into charged and neutral pions\\\\ \\\\ 4)~~~~and the total cross section via the optical theorem. \\\\ \\\\ The experiment allows one to search once again and with good precision for baryonium. Of special interest is the existence of the S-meson, for which a signal of about 20~MeV-mb was found in a 1981 experiment (performed in the East Hall).\\\\ \\\\ A second point of special interest is the momentum region below 300~MeV/c because the cross sections are basically unknown. We will be able to explore the momentum dependence of this region for the first time.\\\\ \\\\ The elastic cross section is measured by a cylindrical multiwire proportional chamber and a scintillator hodoscope placed around a scattering chamber under vacuum. The charge exchange cross section is measured by a ring of 32~anti-neutron detector...

  9. Modeling of the Near-Earth Low-Energy Antiproton Fluxes

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    U. B. Jayanthi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The local interstellar antiproton spectrum is simulated taking into account antineutron decay, (He,p interaction, secondary and tertiary antiproton production, and the solar modulation in the “force field” approximation. Inclusive invariant cross-sections were obtained through a Monte Carlo procedure using the Multistage Dynamical Model code simulating various processes of the particle production. The results of the simulations provided flux values of 4⋅10−3 to 10−2 and 10−2 to 1.7⋅10−2 antiprotons/(2 s sr GeV at energies of 0.2 and 1 GeV, respectively, for the solar maximum and minimum epochs. Simulated flux of the trapped antiprotons in the inner magnetosphere due to galactic cosmic ray (GCR interactions with the atmospheric constituents exceeds the galactic antiproton flux up to several orders. These simulation results considering the assumptions with the attendant limitations are in comprehensive agreement with the experimental data including the PAMELA ones.

  10. Two Loop Unification of Non-SUSY SO(10) GUT with TeV Scalars

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    Brennan, T Daniel

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we examine gauge coupling unification at the two loop level in the the non-SUSY SO(10) grand unified theory proposed by Babu and Mohapatra \\cite{BM}. This GUT, which breaks down to the standard model in a single step, has the distinguishing feature of containing non-standard model scalars at the TeV scale. This leads to a plethora of interesting effects in the TeV range, most prominently predicting the possibility of discovering new particles at the LHC in run 2. This model also gives rise to measurable proton decay, neutron-antineutron oscillations, provides a mechanism for baryogenesis, and contains potential dark matter candidates. In this paper, we compute the two loop beta function and show that this model unifies to two loop order around $10^{15}$ GeV. We then compute the proton lifetime and argue that threshold effects place it comfortably above the Super Kamiokande limit. In this paper, we demonstrate that this model passes the baseline for physical plausibility and therefore is worth st...

  11. On Baryogenesis and $n \\bar n$-Oscillations

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    Herrmann, Enrico

    2014-01-01

    We study a simple model where color sextet scalars violate baryon number at tree level but do not give rise to proton decay. In particular, we include one light and two heavy sextets with $\\Delta B=2$ baryon number violating interactions that induce neutron anti-neutron oscillations. This setup also suggests an intimate connection to the generation of the observed baryon asymmetry in the Universe via the out of equilibrium decay of the heavy sextet scalars at around $10^{14}$ GeV. The large $SU(3)$-color charges of the scalar fields involved in generating the baryon asymmetry motivate us to study potentially significant washout effects. We numerically solve a set of Boltzmann evolution equations and find restrictions on the available model parameters imposed by successful high scale baryogenesis. Combining our new numerical results for baryogenesis with $n\\bar n$-oscillation predictions and collider limits on the light sextet, we identify parameter regions where this model can be probed by current and future ...

  12. R-Parity violation in F-Theory

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    Romão, Miguel Crispim; King, Stephen F; Leontaris, George K; Meadowcroft, Andrew K

    2016-01-01

    We discuss R-parity violation (RPV) in semi-local and local F-theory constructions. We first present a detailed analysis of all possible combinations of RPV operators arising from semi-local F-theory spectral cover constructions, assuming an $SU(5)$ GUT. We provide a classification of all possible allowed combinations of RPV operators originating from operators of the form $10\\cdot \\bar 5\\cdot \\bar 5$, including the effect of $U(1)$ fluxes with global restrictions. We then relax the global constraints and perform explicit computations of the bottom/tau and RPV Yukawa couplings, at an $SO(12)$ local point of enhancement in the presence of general fluxes subject only to local flux restrictions. We compare our results to the experimental limits on each allowed RPV operator, and show that operators such as $LLe^c$, $LQd^c$ and $u^cd^cd^c$ may be present separately within current bounds, possibly on the edge of observability, suggesting lepton number violation or neutron-antineutron oscillations as possible signal...

  13. Study of $J/\\psi\\to p\\bar{p}$ and $J/\\psi\\to n\\bar{n}$

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    2012-01-01

    The decays $J/\\psi\\to p\\bar{p}$ and $J/\\psi\\to n\\bar{n}$ have been investigated with a sample of 225.2 million $J/\\psi$ events collected with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII $e^+e^-$ collider. The branching fractions are determined to be $\\mathcal{B}(J/\\psi\\to p\\bar{p})=(2.112\\pm0.004\\pm0.031)\\times10^{-3}$ and $\\mathcal{B}(J/\\psi\\to n\\bar{n})=(2.07\\pm0.01\\pm0.17)\\times10^{-3}$. Distributions of the angle $\\theta$ between the proton or anti-neutron and the beam direction are well described by the form $1+\\alpha\\cos^2\\theta$, and we find $\\alpha=0.595\\pm0.012\\pm0.015$ for $J/\\psi\\to p\\bar{p}$ and $\\alpha=0.50\\pm0.04\\pm0.21$ for $J/\\psi\\to n\\bar{n}$. Our branching-fraction results suggest a large phase angle between the strong and electromagnetic amplitudes describing the $J/\\psi\\to N\\bar{N}$ decay.

  14. Explaining the CMS excesses, baryogenesis and neutrino masses in $E_{6}$ motivated $U(1)_{N}$ model

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    Dhuria, Mansi; Sarkar, Utpal

    2016-01-01

    We study the superstring inspired $E_{6}$ model motivated $U(1)_{N}$ extension of the supersymmetric standard model to explore the possibility of explaining the recent excess CMS events and the baryon asymmetry of the universe in eight possible variants of the model. In light of the hints from short-baseline neutrino experiments at the existence of one or more light sterile neutrinos, we also study the neutrino mass matrices dictated by the field assignments and the discrete symmetries in these variants. We find that all the variants can explain the excess CMS events via the exotic slepton decay, while for a standard choice of the discrete symmetry four of the variants have the feature of allowing high scale baryogenesis (leptogenesis). For one other variant three body decay induced soft baryogenesis mechanism is possible which can induce baryon number violating neutron-antineutron oscillation. We also point out a new discrete symmetry which has the feature of ensuring proton stability and forbidding tree lev...

  15. Explaining the CMS excesses, baryogenesis, and neutrino masses in a E6 motivated U (1 )N model

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    Dhuria, Mansi; Hati, Chandan; Sarkar, Utpal

    2016-01-01

    We study the superstring inspired E6 model motivated U (1 )N extension of the supersymmetric standard model to explore the possibility of explaining the recent excess CMS events and the baryon asymmetry of the Universe in eight possible variants of the model. In light of the hints from short-baseline neutrino experiments at the existence of one or more light sterile neutrinos, we also study the neutrino mass matrices dictated by the field assignments and the discrete symmetries in these variants. We find that all the variants can explain the excess CMS events via the exotic slepton decay, while for a standard choice of the discrete symmetry four of the variants have the feature of allowing high scale baryogenesis (leptogenesis). For one other variant three body decay induced soft baryogenesis mechanism is possible which can induce baryon number violating neutron-antineutron oscillation. We also point out a new discrete symmetry which has the feature of ensuring proton stability and forbidding tree level flavor changing neutral current processes while allowing for the possibility of high scale leptogenesis for two of the variants. On the other hand, neutrino mass matrix of the U (1 )N model variants naturally accommodates three active and two sterile neutrinos which acquire masses through their mixing with extra neutral fermions giving rise to interesting textures for neutrino masses.

  16. Observation of the antimatter helium-4 nucleus.

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    2011-05-19

    High-energy nuclear collisions create an energy density similar to that of the Universe microseconds after the Big Bang; in both cases, matter and antimatter are formed with comparable abundance. However, the relatively short-lived expansion in nuclear collisions allows antimatter to decouple quickly from matter, and avoid annihilation. Thus, a high-energy accelerator of heavy nuclei provides an efficient means of producing and studying antimatter. The antimatter helium-4 nucleus (4He), also known as the anti-α (α), consists of two antiprotons and two antineutrons (baryon number B = -4). It has not been observed previously, although the α-particle was identified a century ago by Rutherford and is present in cosmic radiation at the ten per cent level. Antimatter nuclei with B Collider (RHIC; ref. 6) in 10(9) recorded gold-on-gold (Au+Au) collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 200 GeV and 62 GeV per nucleon-nucleon pair. The yield is consistent with expectations from thermodynamic and coalescent nucleosynthesis models, providing an indication of the production rate of even heavier antimatter nuclei and a benchmark for possible future observations of 4He in cosmic radiation.

  17. 含碳化硼的吸收和屏蔽中子辐射涂料的研究%Boron Carbide Containing Paint Absorbing and Shielding Neutron Radiation

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    黄益平; 冯惠生; 梁璐; 徐姣; 张卫江

    2011-01-01

    对碳化硼(B4C)/环氧树脂涂料合成工艺进行研究,制得一种以793树脂作为固化剂的能屏蔽和吸收中子辐射的涂料.对B4C/环氧树脂涂料的成膜条件及不同含量B4C涂料的硬度、抗冲击性、附着力和柔韧性等物理机械性能进行测试研充结果表明,含有30% B4C的环氧树脂涂料的总体机械性能最佳.在此基础上,考察了不同涂膜厚度下B4C/环氧树脂涂料的防中子辐射的性能,薄膜厚度超过300 μm时,可以有效屏蔽中子射线.%The synthesis technology of boron carbide (B4C)/epoxy resin paint was investigated, and the paint with the ability of absorbing and shielding the neutron radiation, solidified by 793 resin, was obtained. The film-forming conditions of B4C / epoxy resin paint were treated; meanwhile, the relationship between the different contents of B4C in the paint and hardness, impact resistance, adhesion, flexibility and other physical testing of mechanical properties was studied. The conclusion was obtained that the overall machinery of B4C/epoxy paint has better performance with 30% B4C. Furthermore, The anti-neutron radiation performance of B4C/epoxy paint with different film thicknesses was also examined. Results show that effective neutron radiation shielding can be achieved when the film thickness exceeds 300 nm.

  18. HYPOTHESIS OF THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE, SOLAR SYSTEM AND EARTH

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available It is assumed that in the primordial state of the Universe was missing the elements of matter, it was submitted to electromagnetic photon field in a broad frequency band. Photons with energy ε=1,02 born MeV electrons and positrons, and photons with energy ε=1,87 born МeV protons and antiprotons. The Association of protons, electrons and essential spectrum of photons created a sustainable hydrogen atoms and neutrons. Association of hydrogen atoms led to the creation of hydrogen clusters, and merging neutron – neutron creation of clusters (pulsars. As a result, the concentration of photons in the Universe decreased and the universe were compressed. The gravitational interactions between the hydrogen and neutron clusters was coming off of a mass of matter from both. The torn mass of hydrogen clusters were created on the planet. Separation of the mass from neutron clusters led to the neutron exposure of the main hydrogen clusters and loose parts from him (future planets. The latter, being closer to the main hydrogen accumulation, under the influence of neutron flux were redesigned to all elements of the periodic table. The article describes nuclear reactions convert one chemical element to another. After irradiation of the primary hydrogen clusters of neutrons and the emergence of the heavy and superheavy hydrogen, started fusion reactions with the release of photon energy and the transition of hydrogen clusters in Stellar condition. They began to glow. The selection of the photon energy of the Stars led to the increase in the concentration of photons in the Universe, the increase of the pressure and the expansion of the Universe, which is what happens at the present stage of its development. Combining antiprotons, electrons (positrons with the required spectrum of photons created sustainable antihydrogen and antineutrons, and their clusters – clumps of antimatter in the Universe

  19. AP1000核岛主设备用SA508-3钢锻件的监造%Quality surveillance for steel forgings of SA508 Gr.3 used on the main NI equipment of AP1000 nuclear island

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    刘利钊

    2011-01-01

    Being a type of steel with ideal weldability,outstanding ability of anti-neutron irradiation embitterment and good property of fracture toughness and impact toughness,the steel of ASME SA508-3 was used widely for the nuclear island equipment of PWR Nuclear Power Plant.For the 3rd generation nuclear power plant AP1000,all large forgings and some critical components of the SG,RV and PRZ adopt this steel.Through analysis on the critical technical points during manufacturing of the SA508-3 forgings,this article try to identify the key points should be paid attention during the quality surveillance for this type of forgings,and to put forward the supervision method and focus during quality surveillance activities.%ASME SA508-3钢具有优越的可焊性、较好的抗中子辐照脆化性能和非常好的断裂韧性以及冲击韧性,因此被广泛应用于压水堆核电站核岛压力容器的制造中。AP1000三代核电机组的一些主设备,如反应堆压力容器、蒸汽发生器、稳压器的全部大锻件及一些重要部件均采用了这一钢种。通过对SA508-3钢锻件制造过程中的技术要点的分析,指出了该钢种的锻件在制造过程中的质量关注重点,提出了对该钢种锻件实施监造过程中的监督方法和监督重点。

  20. DUSEL Theory White Paper

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    Raby, S.; /Ohio State U.; Walker, T.; /Ohio State U. /Ohio State U., Dept. Astron. /Ohio State U., CCAPP; Babu, K.S.; /Oklahoma State U.; Baer, H.; /Florida State U.; Balantekin, A.B.; Barger, V.; /Wisconsin U., Madison; Berezhiani, Z.; /Gran Sasso; de Gouvea, A.; /Northwestern U.; Dermisek, R.; /Princeton U.; Dolgov, A.; /Moscow, ITEP /Ferrara U.; Fileviez Perez, P.; /Wisconsin U., Madison; Gabadadze, G.; /New York U.; Gal, A.; /Hebrew U.; Gondolo, P.; /Utah U.; Haxton, W.; /Washington U., Seattle; Kamyshkov, Y.; /Tennessee U.; Kayser, B.; /Fermilab; Kearns, E.; /Boston U.; Kopeliovich, B.; /Santa Maria U., Valparaiso; Lande, K.; /Pennsylvania U.; Marfatia, D.; /Kansas U. /Maryland U. /Northeastern U. /UC, Berkeley /LBL, Berkeley /Minnesota U. /SLAC /UC, Santa Cruz /SUNY, Stony Brook /Oklahoma State U. /Iowa State U. /Carnegie Mellon U.

    2011-11-14

    The scientific case for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory [DUSEL] located at the Homestake mine in Lead, South Dakota is exceptional. The site of this future laboratory already claims a discovery for the detection of solar neutrinos, leading to a Nobel Prize for Ray Davis. Moreover this work provided the first step to our present understanding of solar neutrino oscillations and a chink in the armor of the Standard Model of particle physics. We now know, from several experiments located in deep underground experimental laboratories around the world, that neutrinos have mass and even more importantly this mass appears to fit into the framework of theories which unify all the known forces of nature, i.e. the strong, weak, electromagnetic and gravitational. Similarly, DUSEL can forge forward in the discovery of new realms of nature, housing six fundamental experiments that will test the frontiers of our knowledge: (1) Searching for nucleon decay (the decay of protons and neutrons predicted by grand unified theories of nature); (2) Searching for neutrino oscillations and CP violation by detecting neutrinos produced at a neutrino source (possibly located at Brookhaven National Laboratory and/or Fermi National Laboratory); (3) Searching for astrophysical neutrinos originating from the sun, from cosmic rays hitting the upper atmosphere or from other astrophysical sources, such a supernovae; (4) Searching for dark matter particles (the type of matter which does not interact electromagnetically, yet provides 24% of the mass of the Universe); (5) Looking for the rare process known as neutrino-less double beta decay which is predicted by most theories of neutrino mass and allows two neutrons in a nucleus to spontaneously change into two protons and two electrons; and (6) Searching for the rare process of neutron- anti-neutron oscillations, which would establish violation of baryon number symmetry. A large megaton water Cherenkov detector for neutrinos and

  1. BLV-2011 Workshop, September 22-24, 2011

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    Y. A. Kamyshkov (University of Tennessee) co-Chair of the Workshop Organizing Committee; P. Fileviez Perez (University of Wisconsin) co-Chair of the Workshop Organizing Committee; W. M. Snow (Indiana University), member of Workshop Organizing Committee; A.R. Young (North Carolina State University), member of Workshop Organizing Committee

    2011-09-24

    ’L) violation, as a probe of unification, baryo- and lepto-genesis, Left-Right symmetry restoration, matter-antimatter asymmetry, sterile matter, mirror matter, dark matter, low-scale gravity, etc. Related experimental observations to these physics aspects included searches for Majorana neutrinos (2β0ν decays), proton decays, neutron-antineutron oscillations, μ-e transitions, mirror and sterile matter transformations, and possible other new phenomena that can be seen at LHC and future colliders. Combination of theoretical and experimental discussions at the Workshop was most stimulating for germinating of new theoretical ideas and promoting new experimental efforts in particle physics. As one of new developments stemmed from this Workshop was an idea of performing new neutron-antineutron transformation search at the Project X accelerator to be built at Fermilab. BLV2011 Workshop website: http://www.phys.utk.edu/BLV2011/ contains all the talks delivered at this Workshop. Agenda of the Workshop can be found in Appendix 2 to this report. During the Workshop all presentation talks were available at the web in parallel with the talks. This made the discussions of the new ideas and results at the meeting more prompt and efficient. Previous Workshops on Baryon and Lepton Number Violation search in 2007 at LBL and 2009 at the University of Wisconsin were organized essentially by the same initiative group of people as this Workshop. We are observing increased interest in the community to this physics topic. Next BLV-2013 Workshop now at bi-annual basis is being organized at the Max Plank Institute at Heidelberg by Pavel Fileviez Perez.

  2. PREFACE: Fundamental Neutron Physics: Introduction and Overview Fundamental Neutron Physics: Introduction and Overview

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    Holstein, Barry R.

    2009-10-01

    fundamental nature, the structure of the neutron itself can be used to probe hadronic structure, via measurement of its electromagnetic form factors and/or polarizabilities. This aspect of neutron physics is discussed in the article by Daniel Phillips. In a set of measurements at Grenoble, the neutron has been used to study its quantum mechanical gravitational bound state in the vicinity of the Earth's surface. This work is described in the article by Stefan Baessler. Finally, possible beyond standard model physics is probed by experimental searches for neutron-antineutron oscillations, as discussed in the article by Rabi Mohaptatra. There exist many other areas wherein the neutron has been used as a probe of fundamental pieces of contemporary physics. Examples include the use of neutron interferometry to measure the Earth's rotation and gravitational field and the recent use of light cone methods to study the transverse charge distribution of the neutron. Indeed, a full report on all such aspects could fill an entire volume of Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics. The six articles which appear here in this focus section are presented rather as a brief overview, to possibly whet the appetite of the reader for such work. Hungrier readers can fill their plate with additional and more detailed information available in the many references cited by the focus articles or in more extensive discussions available elsewhere. An example is the article on experiments in fundamental neutron physics by Jeff Nico and Mike Snow published in Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science 2005 55 27-69, but there are many others.

  3. Grands principes de symétrie à l'épreuve de l'expérience

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    interesting observable seems to be the electric dipole moment of the neutron, which vanishes under time-reversal invariance (assuming parity violation). The magnitude of the theoretical predictions varies considerably, therefore the electric dipole moment of the neutron constitutes a very valuable test of time-reversal invariance. The conservation of parity and time reversal in the strong interaction raises a delicate problem in Quantum Chromodynamics. In order to get rid of parity and time reversal violating terms in the QCD Lagrangian one invokes a new symmetry which introduces a light pseudoscalar particle, the axion. This particle has been searched for but not found. Recent findings in heavy-ion collisions (the famous e+ -e- pairs) have probably nothing to do with axions. Chapter 7 deals with baryon number nonconservation. Grand unification theories have been introduced to cure several deficiencies of the Standard Model. One of the most dramatic consequences of these theories is the violation of baryon number conservation, resulting in the instability of the nucleon and other effects like neutron-antineutron oscillations. The economical model based on the unification group SU(5) fails in the prediction of the proton lifetime. Alternative unification groups have been proposed. Proton decay and neutron-antineutron searches are fundamental experiments which are pushed very strongly with a variety of experimental techniques. Lepton number nonconservation is the subject of chapter 8. The search for nuclear neutrinoless double beta decay is another activity which has become important in the attempt to elucidate the nature of the neutrino. Neutrinoless double beta decay can only occur with Majorana neutrinos if these neutrinos are massive and/or weak currents are not exactly V — A. In the context of the gauge theories the observation of this process would be a proof of massive Majorana neutrinos. Various isotopes can be used to search for double beta decay (with or without