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Title: Hadronic parity violation in few-nucleon systems

Abstract

The research performed under this award contributed to progress made in recent years in understanding the interplay of two fundamental forces, the strong and weak interactions, in nuclei. This information is valuable in achieving one of the main goals of nuclear physics - the understanding of how properties of nuclei can be linked to the underlying Standard Model. In particular, this project focused on the nonconservation of parity, which provides a unique signature of the highly suppressed weak interactions in the nuclear environment, as well as other symmetries. One major achievement of this project was the establishment of a hierarchy of the various parity-violating interactions, based on an approximation scheme that has proved highly successful in other nuclear physics applications. These results have significant implications for the analysis and interpretation of a number of experiments already performed, including at US National Laboratories, as well as for the planning of future experiments. The same methods were then also extended to the breaking of time reversal invariance. In addition, the project provided important input into a feasibility study of a possible future parity nonconservation experiment using polarized photon beams. Finally, this project addressed how to properly describe the possible violation of Lorentzmore » invariance in terms of experimentally accessible particles and how they relate to the underlying theoretical framework in terms of Standard Model degrees of freedom.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. University of South Carolina
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1530534
Report Number(s):
DOE-UofSC-0010300
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0010300
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Schindler, Matthias R. Hadronic parity violation in few-nucleon systems. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1530534.
Schindler, Matthias R. Hadronic parity violation in few-nucleon systems. United States. doi:10.2172/1530534.
Schindler, Matthias R. Tue . "Hadronic parity violation in few-nucleon systems". United States. doi:10.2172/1530534. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1530534.
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abstractNote = {The research performed under this award contributed to progress made in recent years in understanding the interplay of two fundamental forces, the strong and weak interactions, in nuclei. This information is valuable in achieving one of the main goals of nuclear physics - the understanding of how properties of nuclei can be linked to the underlying Standard Model. In particular, this project focused on the nonconservation of parity, which provides a unique signature of the highly suppressed weak interactions in the nuclear environment, as well as other symmetries. One major achievement of this project was the establishment of a hierarchy of the various parity-violating interactions, based on an approximation scheme that has proved highly successful in other nuclear physics applications. These results have significant implications for the analysis and interpretation of a number of experiments already performed, including at US National Laboratories, as well as for the planning of future experiments. The same methods were then also extended to the breaking of time reversal invariance. In addition, the project provided important input into a feasibility study of a possible future parity nonconservation experiment using polarized photon beams. Finally, this project addressed how to properly describe the possible violation of Lorentz invariance in terms of experimentally accessible particles and how they relate to the underlying theoretical framework in terms of Standard Model degrees of freedom.},
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