9-14 September 2018
University of Ferrara
Europe/Rome timezone

Electric dipole moment searches using storage rings

10 Sep 2018, 12:10
Teatro Nuovo - Piazza Trento e Trieste, 52

Teatro Nuovo - Piazza Trento e Trieste, 52

Piazza Trento e Trieste, 52
Plenary Sessions (for INVITED PLENARY TALKS only!) Fundamental Symmetries and Spin Physics Beyond the Standard Model Plenary


Dr Frank Rathmann (Forschungszentrum Jülich)


The Standard Model (SM) of Particle Physics is not capable to account for the apparent matter-antimatter asymmetry of our Universe. Physics beyond the SM is required and is either probed by employing highest energies (e.g., at LHC), or by striving for ultimate precision and sensitivity (e.g., in the search for electric dipole moments). Permanent electric dipole moments (EDMs) of particles violate both time reversal $(T)$ and parity $(P)$ invariance, and are via the $CPT$-theorem also $CP$-violating. Finding an EDM would be a strong indication for physics beyond the SM, and pushing upper limits further provides crucial tests for any corresponding theo\-retical model, e.g., SUSY. Up to now, EDM searches focused on neutral systems (neutrons, atoms, and molecules). Storage rings, however, offer the possibility to measure EDMs of charged particles by observing the influence of the EDM on the spin motion in the ring~\cite{Eversmann:2015jnk, PhysRevAccelBeams.20.072801, PhysRevAccelBeams.21.042002}. Direct searches of proton and deuteron EDMs bear the potential to reach sensitivities beyond $\SI{e-29}{e.cm}$. Since the Cooler Synchrotron COSY at the Forschungszentrum J\"ulich provides polarized protons and deuterons up to momenta of 3.7 GeV/c, it constitutes an ideal testing ground and starting point for such an experimental programme. The talk will present the JEDI plans for the measurement of charged hadron EDMs and discuss recent results.

Primary author

Dr Frank Rathmann (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

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