Oct 16 – 20, 2016
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Neutral currents in muonic atoms

Oct 18, 2016, 6:38 PM
Poster Searches for symmetry violations and new forces Poster Session


Dr Frederik Wauters (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)


Searching for neutral current effects in muonic atoms is an old idea. A muon around a nucleus in the 2S state gets a small parity violating admixture from the 2P state, which then allows E1-M1 interference in the 2S-1S transition. For nuclei around Z=40, the experimental challenge is to deal with the intense background from nP-1S transitions and electrons from Michel decays. We investigate the feasibility of a parity violation experiment, utilizing large solid-angle segmented germanium detectors to get the background from the atomic cascade under control.

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Dr Frederik Wauters (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

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