On the Neutron Transition Magnetic Moment
Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Università di L’Aquila, 67010 Coppito AQ, Italy
INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, 67010 Assergi AQ, Italy
Department of Physics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200, USA
Department of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
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Received: 30 June 2019 / Revised: 5 August 2019 / Accepted: 5 August 2019 / Published: 13 August 2019
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We discuss the possibility of the transition magnetic moments (TMM) between the neutron n
and its hypothetical sterile twin “mirror neutron”
from a parallel particle “mirror” sector. The neutron can be spontaneously converted into mirror neutron via the TMM (in addition to the more conventional transformation channel due to
mass mixing) interacting with the magnetic field
as well as with mirror magnetic field
. We derive analytic formulae for the average probability of
conversion and consider possible experimental manifestations of neutron TMM effects. In particular, we discuss the potential role of these effects in the neutron lifetime measurement experiments leading to new, testable predictions.
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Berezhiani, Z.; Biondi, R.; Kamyshkov, Y.; Varriano, L. On the Neutron Transition Magnetic Moment. Physics 2019, 1, 271-289.
Berezhiani Z, Biondi R, Kamyshkov Y, Varriano L. On the Neutron Transition Magnetic Moment. Physics. 2019; 1(2):271-289.
Berezhiani, Zurab; Biondi, Riccardo; Kamyshkov, Yuri; Varriano, Louis. 2019. "On the Neutron Transition Magnetic Moment." Physics 1, no. 2: 271-289.
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