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Title: How to Test Atom and Neutron Neutrality with Atom Interferometry

We propose an atom-interferometry experiment based on the scalar Aharonov-Bohm effect which detects an atom charge at the 10{sup -28}e level, and improves the current laboratory limits by 8 orders of magnitude. This setup independently probes neutron charges down to 10{sup -28}e, 7 orders of magnitude below current bounds.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ; ; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21123774
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.120407; (c) 2008 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AHARONOV-BOHM EFFECT; ATOMS; INTERFEROMETRY; NEUTRAL PARTICLES; NEUTRONS