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Direct experimental limit on Neutron–Mirror-Neutron oscillations

  • Ban, G. LPC Caen, ENSICAEN, Université de Caen, France
  • Bodek, K. Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
  • Daum, M. Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Henneck, R. Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Heule, S. Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Kasprzak, Malgorzata Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Khomutov, N. JINR Dubna, Russia
  • Kirch, K. Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Kistryn, S. Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
  • Knecht, A. Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Knowles, Paul E. Departement of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Kuźniak, M. Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
  • Lefort, T. LPC Caen, ENSICAEN, Université de Caen, France
  • Mtchedlishvili, A. Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Naviliat-Cuncic, O. LPC Caen, ENSICAEN, Université de Caen, France
  • Plonka, C. Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France
  • Quéméner, G. LPSC, Université Joseph Fourier, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  • Rebetez, Martin Departement of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Rebreyend, D. LPSC, Université Joseph Fourier, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  • Roccia, S. LPSC, Université Joseph Fourier, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  • Rogel, G. Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France
  • Tur, M. LPSC, Université Joseph Fourier, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  • Weis, Antoine Departement of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Zejma, J. Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
  • Zsigmond, G. Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
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    19.10.2007
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  • Physical Review Letters. - 2007, vol. 99, no. 16, p. 161603
English In case a mirror world with a copy of our ordinary particle spectrum would exist, the neutron n and its degenerate partner, the mirror neutron n, could potentially mix and undergo nn oscillations. The interaction of an ordinary magnetic field with the ordinary neutron would lift the degeneracy between the mirror partners, diminish the n amplitude in the n wave function and, thus, suppress its observability. We report an experimental comparison of ultracold neutron storage in a trap with and without superimposed magnetic field. No influence of the magnetic field is found and, assuming negligible mirror magnetic fields, a limit on the oscillation time τnn>103 s (95% C.L.) is derived.
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