Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Konrad Kleinknecht
    Pages 1-2
  3. Konrad Kleinknecht
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  4. Konrad Kleinknecht
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  5. Konrad Kleinknecht
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  6. Konrad Kleinknecht
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  7. Konrad Kleinknecht
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  8. Konrad Kleinknecht
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  9. Konrad Kleinknecht
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  10. Konrad Kleinknecht
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  11. Back Matter

About this book


Uncovering CP Violation deals with one of the crucial ingredients necessary to create the observed matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe. There is one force in nature which acts differently on matter and antimatter. This phenomenon was discovered in decays of neutral K mesons in 1964. In a long series of ever refined experiments between 1964 and 2001, it was shown that this force emerges as a part of the weak interaction between quarks ("direct CP violation"). It is due to flavor mixing of three quark families. This picture was confirmed by experiments on neutral B mesons, which also demonstrated CP violation in 2001. The book describes the experiments that uncovered the nature of CP violation and the phenomenology describing CP violation.


Antimatter B meson CP violation Flavor mixing K meson Meson Quark Quark mixing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für PhysikJohannes-Gutenberg-UniversitätMeinzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Uncovering CP Violation
  • Book Subtitle Experimental Clarification in the Neutral K Meson and B Meson Systems
  • Authors Konrad Kleinknecht
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title STMP
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-40333-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07314-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-44916-4
  • Series ISSN 0081-3869
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 144
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Particle and Nuclear Physics
    Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
    Quantum Physics
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