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Title: Neutron-antineutron oscillations: Theoretical status and experimental prospects

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.
Authors:
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  1. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States); Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab., Durham, NC (United States)
  2. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Center for the Exploration of Energy and Matter, Bloomington, IN (United States)
  3. Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States)
  4. Saha Inst. of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (India)
  5. National Inst. of Nuclear Physics, L'Aquila (Italy); Univ. of L'Aquila (Italy)
  6. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
  7. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
  8. California State Univ. (CalState), Long Beach, CA (United States); Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow (Russian Federation)
  9. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
  10. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  11. Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO (United States)
  12. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  13. Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel)
  14. Inst. of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russian Federation); University of Ferrara (Italy)
  15. California State Univ. (CalState), Long Beach, CA (United States)
  16. Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow (Russian Federation)
  17. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
  18. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)
  19. Inst. of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow (Russian Federation); Moscow Inst. of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Moscow (Russian Federation)
  20. Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
  21. Center for Subatomic Science, Casilla (Chile)
  22. Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow (Russian Federation); Moscow Inst. of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Moscow (Russian Federation)
  23. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  24. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)
  25. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  26. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD (United States)
  27. Inst. of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow (Russian Federation)
  28. Variable Energy Cyclotron Center, Kolkata (India)
  29. Inter Univ. Accelerator Center, New Dehli (India)
  30. Physical Research Lab., Gujarat (India)
  31. St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Inst., Gatchina (Russia)
  32. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States)
  33. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-14-263-T; arXiv:1410.1100
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-1573; 1320558
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 612; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-1573
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1166951
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1389090

Phillips, D. G., Snow, W. M., 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., and Young, A. R.. Neutron-antineutron oscillations: Theoretical status and experimental prospects. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2015.11.001.
Phillips, D. G., Snow, W. M., 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.. Neutron-antineutron oscillations: Theoretical status and experimental prospects. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2015.11.001.
Phillips, D. G., Snow, W. M., 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., and Young, A. R.. 2016. "Neutron-antineutron oscillations: Theoretical status and experimental prospects". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2015.11.001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1166951.
@article{osti_1166951,
title = {Neutron-antineutron oscillations: Theoretical status and experimental prospects},
author = {Phillips, D. G. and Snow, W. M. and Babu, K. and Banerjee, S. and Baxter, D. V. and Berezhiani, Z. and Bergevin, M. and Bhattacharya, S. and Brooijmans, G. and Castellanos, L. and Chen, M. -C. and Coppola, C. E. and Cowsik, R. and Crabtree, J. A. and Das, P. and Dees, E. B. and Dolgov, A. and Ferguson, P. D. and Frost, M. and Gabriel, T. and Gal, A. and Gallmeier, F. and Ganezer, K. and Golubeva, E. and Greene, G. and Hartfiel, B. and Hawari, A. and Heilbronn, L. and Johnson, C. and Kamyshkov, Y. and Kerbikov, B. and Kitaguchi, M. and Kopeliovich, B. Z. and Kopeliovich, V. B. and Kuzmin, V. A. and Liu, C-Y. and McGaughey, P. and Mocko, M. and Mohapatra, R. and Mokhov, N. and Muhrer, G. and Mumm, H. P. and Okun, L. and Pattie, R. W. and Quigg, C. and Ramberg, E. and Ray, A. and Roy, A. and Ruggles, A. and Sarkar, U. and Saunders, A. and Serebrov, A. P. and Shimizu, H. M. and Shrock, R. and Sikdar, A. K. and Sjue, S. and Striganov, S. and Townsend, L. W. and Tschirhart, R. and Vainshtein, A. and Van Kooten, R. and Wang, Z. and Young, A. R.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physrep.2015.11.001},
journal = {Physics Reports},
number = C,
volume = 612,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}