The research of radioactive nuclei opens new possibilities to study fundamental symmetries, such as time reversal, reflection symmetry and isospin symmetry. Such nuclei often provide conditions to check in an optimal way certain symmetries and the violation of such symmetries. We will discuss the possibility of obtaining improved limits on violation of time reversal symmetry using pear shaped, deformed radioactive nuclei. An effective method to test time reversal invariance in the non-strange sector is to measure parity and time reversal violating (T-P-odd) electromagnetic moments, (such as the static electric dipole moment). Parity and time reversal violating components in the nuclear force may produce P-T-odd moments in nuclei which in turn induce such moments in atoms. We will discuss the possibility that in some reflection asymmetric, heavy nuclei (which are radioactive) these moments are enhanced by several orders of magnitude. Present and future experiments, which will test this idea, will be mentioned.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 2009|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Current Problems in Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy, NPAE 2008 - Kyiv, Ukraine|
Duration: 9 Jun 2008 → 15 Jun 2008
|Conference||2nd International Conference on Current Problems in Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy, NPAE 2008|
|Period||9/06/08 → 15/06/08|