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Special Seminars 2018

Time: Thursday, 20 Sep 2018, 15:00
Place: Central Seminar Room
Speaker: Prof. Edmund G. Myers, Department of Physics, Florida State University
Title: A proposal to test CPT with the Molecular Antihydrogen Ion


Time: Monday, 18 Jun 2018, 11:00
Place: Seminar room Blaum
Speaker: Ben Ohayon, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: Weak Interaction Physics at SARAF


In this talk I will review the current status of the radioisotopes trapping program at the Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility (SARAF), and prospects for measurements at the upgraded accelerator: SARAF-II.

In our new lab complex, situated above the SARAF target room, we utilize two systems: An electrostaticion-beam-trap,designed for trapping various radioactive ions, starting with 6He; and a magneto-optical trap, which is designated for various rare neon isotopes, starting with 23Ne.

Both traps are equipped with novel designs for the detection of recoiling particles from nuclear β-decay and precise measurements of the kinematic correlations between them. These correlations are sensitive to scalar- and tensor-current interactions which are suggested by some beyond standard model (BSM) theories [2]. Bounds on exotic interactions from the precision and high-energy frontiers are interpreted in the framework of a model-independent effective field theory approach [3].


[1]   I. Mardor et. al., The Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility (SARAF) - Overview, Research Programs and Future Plans (2018).
[2]   J A Behr and G Gwinner, Standard model tests with trapped radioactive atoms (2009).
[3]   M. Gonzalez-Alonso, O. Naviliat-Cuncic, N. Severijns. New physics searches in nuclear and neutron β-decay (2018).