Neutron–Mirror Neutron Oscillation: Phenomenological Implications and Experimental Limits

Neutron–Mirror Neutron Oscillation: Phenomenological Implications and Experimental Limits

Presenter

  • Zurab Berezhiani, University of L'Aquila and Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, L'Aquila, Italy
October 31, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Abstract 

Oscillation of the neutron (n) into a mirror neutron (n'), its mass-degenerate twin from a parallel dark world, can be a rather fast process, faster than the neutron decay itself, in contrast to the neutron-antineutron oscillation, whose characteristic time is experimentally limited from below by several years. I will discuss phenomenological and astrophysical implications of n-n' oscillation, the recent experimental status, and possible future experiments for its search.

Additional Information 

Refreshments will be served at 10:40 a.m.

Sponsoring Organization 

Physics Division

Location

  • Weinberg Auditorium
  • Building: 4500-N
  • Room: I-126

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