Annalen der Physik

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Special Issue: Precision Experiments and Fundamental Physics at Low Energies - Part I

July 2013

Volume 525, Issue 7

Pages A103–A116, 443–537, L29–L34

Issue edited by: Klaus Blaum, Holger Müller, Nathal Severijns

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      Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 7'2013

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201370070

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      Precision measurements probing nature's fundamental interactions help physicists to address the great challenges they face, such as finding and verifying a theory beyond the Standard Model of particle physics that might, ultimately, unify gravity and quantum mechanics. In two volumes of Annalen der Physik a series of articles will address current precision efforts investigating fundamental interactions and their properties at lowest energies. The cover picture shows an example of an ion trap, here in particular a Penning trap that can be employed tomeasure the mass of exotic isotopes to high precision.

      Photo: The TITAN mass measurements trap (with permission from M. Hapke, TRIUMF).

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      Issue Information: Ann. Phys. 7'2013

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201370071

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      Call For Papers: Ann. Phys. 7'2013 (page A103)

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201370072

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      Contents: Ann. Phys. 7'2013 (pages A104–A107)

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201370073

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  6. Advisory Board

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      Advisory Board (page A109)

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201370075

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      Precision experiments and fundamental physics at low energies – Part I (pages A111–A112)

      Klaus Blaum, Holger Müller and Nathal Severijns

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300729

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      Precision metrology on the hydrogen atom in search for new physics (pages A113–A115)

      Wim Ubachs, Wim Vassen, Edcel J. Salumbides and Kjeld S. E. Eikema

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300730

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      Special Features (page A116)

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201370076

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      CKM unitarity normalization tests, present and future (pages 443–451)

      John C. Hardy and Ian S. Towner

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300004

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      The Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa quark-mixing matrix is a central pillar of the Electroweak Standard Model. The elements of the matrix must be determined from experiment, but the Model requires the matrix itself to be unitary. Any deviation from unitarity would signal the presence of “new physics” beyond the Standard Model. This work overviews the status of the normalization tests and speculates on likely future improvements

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      Microwave and submillimeter molecular transitions and their dependence on fundamental constants (pages 452–471)

      Mikhail G. Kozlov and Sergei A. Levshakov

      Article first published online: 26 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300010

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      Microwave and submillimeter molecular transition frequencies between nearly degenerated rotational levels, tunneling transitions, and mixed tunneling-rotational transitions show an extremely high sensitivity to the values of the fine-structure constant, α, and the electron-to-proton mass ratio, μ. This review summarizes the theoretical background on quantum-mechanical calculations of the sensitivity coefficients of such transitions to tiny changes in α and μ for a number of molecules.

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      Recent progress in determination of fundamental constants and fundamental physics at low energies (pages 472–483)

      Savely G. Karshenboim

      Article first published online: 22 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300041

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      A brief overview on determination of the values of fundamental constants by means of atomic physics is given. Recommended values of CODATA-2010 least square adjustment are discussed as well as the related input data.

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      State of the art in the determination of the fine structure constant: test of Quantum Electrodynamics and determination of h/mu (pages 484–492)

      Rym Bouchendira, Pierre Cladé, Saida Guellati-Khélifa, Francois Nez and Francois Biraben

      Article first published online: 26 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300044

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      The fine structure constant α is a keystone for the determination of other fundamental physical constants, especially the ones involved in the framework of the future International System of units. This paper presents the Paris experiment, where the fine structure constant is determined by measuring the recoil velocity of a rubidium atom when it absorbs a photon.

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      CPT symmetry tests with cold p¯ and antihydrogen (pages 493–504)

      Yasunori Yamazaki and Stefan Ulmer

      Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300060

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      Precision comparisons of the properties of particles and corresponding antiparticles are highly relevant because the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, a local, Lorentz-invariant field theory, is necessarily symmetric with respect to the combined CPT operation. This symmetry defines exact equality between the fundamental properties of particles and their anti-images. Here, recent results of different CPT-tests are summarized.

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    1. Aspects of fundamental physics in precision spectroscopy of highly charged ions in Penning traps (pages 505–513)

      Manuel Vogel and Wolfgang Quint

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300032

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      Highly charged ions, in particular hydrogen-like ions, are simple systems which allow to observe a number of fundamental processes and quantities within physics at low energies. High precision is achieved by ion confinement in Penning traps where cooling of the ion motion and trap-specific manipulation and measurement techniques can be applied. This work reports on spectroscopy experiments for precision studies of highly charged ions in Penning traps and their connection to fundamental symmetries and constants.

    2. A dual-isotope rubidium comagnetometer to search for anomalous long-range spin-mass (spin-gravity) couplings of the proton (pages 514–528)

      Derek F. Jackson Kimball, Ian Lacey, Julian Valdez, Jerlyn Swiatlowski, Cesar Rios, Rodrigo Peregrina-Ramirez, Caitlin Montcrieffe, Jackie Kremer, Jordan Dudley and C. Sanchez

      Article first published online: 16 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300036

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      The experimental concept of a search for a long-range coupling between rubidium nuclear spins and the mass of the Earth is described. The experiment is based on simultaneous measurement of the spin precession frequencies for overlapping ensembles of 85Rb and 87Rb atoms contained within an evacuated, antirelaxation-coated vapor cell.

    3. Mass measurements of singly and highly charged radioactive ions at TITAN: A new QEC-value measurement of 10C (pages 529–537)

      Anna A. Kwiatkowski, Ankur Chaudhuri, Usman Chowdhury, Aaron T. Gallant, Tegan D. Macdonald, Bradley E. Schultz, Martin C. Simon and Jens Dilling

      Article first published online: 30 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300039

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      Superallowed β-decay strengths or corrected Ft values provide some of the most stringent limits for physics beyond the standard three-quark model. For this reason, the QEC-value 10C has been measured and found to be 3468.31(51) keV with the TITAN Penning trap mass spectrometer. An overview of the TITAN facility and recent highlights are presented alongside the new QEC-value determination of 10C.

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    1. Frequency-comb spectroscopy of the hydrogen 1S-3S and 1S-3D transitions (pages L29–L34)

      Elisabeth Peters, Dylan C. Yost, Arthur Matveev, Theodor W. Hänsch and Thomas Udem

      Article first published online: 17 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/andp.201300062

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      An observation of the 1S-3S and 1S-3D two-photon transition in an atomic hydrogen beam using direct frequency-comb spectroscopy in a Doppler-free arrangement is reported. The measurements of these transition frequencies may be used for an improved determination of the Rydberg constant and the 1S Lamb shift and could shed light on the current discrepancy in the determination of the proton charge radius.

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