Exotic decays of strangelets

  • E. Keith
  • E. Ma


The stability of strange matter depends on the implicit assumption that baryon number is conserved. We examine the relevant effective operators which allow strangelets to decay by violating the conservation of baryon number. From the experimental lower limit of 1025 years on the stability of nuclei, we find a lower limit of the order 106 years on the stability of strangelets against such exotic decays.


Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model Effective Interaction Baryon Number Strange Quark Strange Matter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Keith
    • 1
  • E. Ma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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