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Lab Based Searches for Beyond Standard Model Physics Using Traps

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postcode: 91904

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 Coordinator Country Israel [IL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙297˙812 €
 EC max contribution 1˙297˙812 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-12-01   to  2021-11-30


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 Project objective

In this project I will measure a critical constant (beta-nu correlation) of the standard model to a precision of at least 0.1%, an order of magnitude improvement over the state of the art. The project will provide a platform for beyond standard-model (BSM) explorations, based on modern atom/ion trapping and a new accelerator facility.

High precision measurements of beta decay correlations in trapped radioactive atoms and ions are one of the most precise tools with which to search for BSM physics. The recently published US National Science Advisory Council 2015 Long Range Plan states: ``Measurements of the decays of neutrons and nuclei provide the most precise and sensitive characterization of the charge-changing weak force of quarks and are a very sensitive probe of yet undiscovered new forces. In fact, weak decay measurements with an accuracy of 0.1% or better provide a unique probe of new physics at the TeV energy scale``. Ne and He isotopes are particularly attractive due to calculable SM values, high sensitivity to several manifestations of BSM physics, ease of production, and lifetimes in the useful range for such experiments.

This program combines a Magneto-Optical Trap (MOT) and an Electrostatic Ion Beam Trap (EIBT) to perform a high-precision, competitive, measurement of correlations in the decay of such nuclei. The MOT program focuses on the neon isotopes, where existing measurements are of insufficient quality, and have unique sensitivities to aspects of BSM physics. The EIBT program focuses on measurements using 6He (where a comparison with existing measurements is of great import) and the aforementioned neon isotopes, allowing a direct comparison between the two systems within the same facility (a unique worldwide capability). The combination of these methods will allow an extraction of the beta-nu coefficient to the 0.1% level, making this proposal a forerunner in the field, which will provide a leap-step in the current set of world data.


List of deliverables.
Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-05-31 18:17:21

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of TRAPLAB deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Ben Ohayon, Joel Chocron, Tsviki Hirsh, Ayala Glick-Magid, Yonatan Mishnayot, Ish Mukul, Hitesh Rahangdale, Sergei Vaintraub, Oded Heber, Doron Gazit, Guy Ron
Weak interaction studies at SARAF
published pages: , ISSN: 0304-3843, DOI: 10.1007/s10751-018-1535-x
Hyperfine Interactions 239/1 2019-08-29
2019 B. Ohayon, H. Rahangdale, A. J. Geddes, J. C. Berengut, G. Ron
Isotope shifts in Ne 20 , 22 : Precision measurements and global analysis in the framework of intermediate coupling
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9926, DOI: 10.1103/physreva.99.042503
Physical Review A 99/4 2019-08-29
2017 Israel Mardor, Dan Berkovits, Shlomi Halfon, Tsviki Hirsh, Yonatan Mishnayot, Ido Silverman, Sergey Vaintraub, Leo Weissman, Michael Hass, Ish Mukul, Ben Ohayon, Michael Paul, Guy Ron, Moshe Tessler, Timo Dickel
Research Programs And Plans At The Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility - SARAF
published pages: 109, ISSN: , DOI: 10.22323/1.281.0109
Proceedings of The 26th International Nuclear Physics Conference — PoS(INPC2016) 2019-06-13
2018 I. Mukul, M. Hass, O. Heber, T.Y. Hirsh, Y. Mishnayot, M.L. Rappaport, G. Ron, Y. Shachar, S. Vaintraub
A 6 He production facility and an electrostatic trap for measurement of the beta–neutrino correlation
published pages: 16-21, ISSN: 0168-9002, DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2018.05.017
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 899 2019-06-13
2017 B Ohayon, G Gumpel, G Ron
Measurement of the ${}^{mathrm{20,22}}$Ne ${}^{3}{{rm{P}}}_{2}{{rm{mbox{--}}}}^{3}{{rm{D}}}_{3}$ transition isotope shift using a single, phase-modulated laser beam
published pages: 55401, ISSN: 0953-4075, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6455/aa5c5a
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 50/5 2019-06-13
2018 I. Mukul, M. Hass, O. Heber, T.Y. Hirsh, Y. Mishnayot, M.L. Rappaport, G. Ron, Y. Shachar, S. Vaintraub
Weak-interaction Studies with Light Radioactive Ions
published pages: 269, ISSN: 0587-4254, DOI: 10.5506/APhysPolB.49.269
Acta Physica Polonica B 49/3 2019-06-13
2018 Ido Silverman, Alex Arenshtam, Dan Berkovits, Ilan Eliyahu, Inbal Gavish, Asher Grin, Shlomi Halfon, Michael Hass, T. Y. Hirsh, Boaz Kaizer, Daniel Kijel, Arik Kreisel, Israel Mardor, Yonatan Mishnayot, Tala Palchan, Amichay Perry, Michael Paul, Guy Ron, Guy Shimel, Asher Shor, Noam Tamim, Moshe Tessler, Sergey Vaintraub, Leo Weissman
Scientific opportunities at SARAF with a liquid lithium jet target neutron source
published pages: 20002, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1063/1.5035515
AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1962 2019-06-13
2018 Israel Mardor, Ofer Aviv, Marilena Avrigeanu, Dan Berkovits, Adi Dahan, Timo Dickel, Ilan Eliyahu, Moshe Gai, Inbal Gavish-Segev, Shlomi Halfon, Michael Hass, Tsviki Hirsh, Boaz Kaiser, Daniel Kijel, Arik Kreisel, Yonatan Mishnayot, Ish Mukul, Ben Ohayon, Michael Paul, Amichay Perry, Hitesh Rahangdale, Jacob Rodnizki, Guy Ron, Revital Sasson-Zukran, Asher Shor, Ido Silverman, Moshe Tessler, Sergey Vaintraub, Leo Weissman
The Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility (SARAF): Overview, research programs and future plans
published pages: , ISSN: 1434-6001, DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2018-12526-2
The European Physical Journal A 54/5 2019-06-13
2017 Ayala Glick-Magid, Yonatan Mishnayot, Ish Mukul, Michael Hass, Sergey Vaintraub, Guy Ron, Doron Gazit
Beta spectrum of unique first-forbidden decays as a novel test for fundamental symmetries
published pages: 285-288, ISSN: 0370-2693, DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.023
Physics Letters B 767 2019-06-13

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