3 years ago

Improved Limits on Spin-Mass Interactions.

Michael Romalis, Attaallah Almasi, Junyi Lee

Very light particles with CP-violating couplings to ordinary matter, such as axions or axion-like particles, can mediate long-range forces between polarized and unpolarized fermions. We describe a new experimental search for such forces between unpolarized nucleons in two 250 kg Pb weights and polarized neutrons and electrons in a $^3$He-K co-magnetometer located about 15 cm away. We place improved constrains on the products of scalar and pseudoscalar coupling constants, $g^n_p g^N_s < 4.2\times10^{-30}$ and $g^e_p g^N_s < 1.7\times10^{-30}$ (95% CL) for axion-like particle masses less than $10^{-6}$ eV, which represents an order of magnitude improvement over the best previous neutron laboratory limit.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.02757

DOI: arXiv:1801.02757v1

You might also like
Never Miss Important Research

Researcher is an app designed by academics, for academics. Create a personalised feed in two minutes.
Choose from over 15,000 academics journals covering ten research areas then let Researcher deliver you papers tailored to your interests each day.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.