Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Thu., March 06, 2014, at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (refreshment at 2:40 pm)

Time Reversal Invariance Violation in Nuclei: Enhancements and Discovery Potential

Vladimir Gudkov, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

The important advantage in a search for Time-Reversal Invariance Violation (TRIV) in neutron nuclei interactions is the possibility of an enhancement of T-violating observables by many orders of magnitude. In addition, the variety of nuclear systems provides the assurance of avoiding possible “accidental” cancelations of T-violating effects due to unknown structural factors related to the strong interactions. Taking into account that different models of the CP-violation may contribute differently to a particular T/CP-observable, which may have unknown theoretical uncertainties, TRIV nuclear effects could be considered as valuable complementary experiments to electric dipole moment (EDM) measurements. The enhancement factors and a discovery potential for these TRIV effects are discussed and compared with EDM experiments.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, 865-574-6124