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Weak Interaction Studies by Precision Experiments in Nuclear Beta Decay

  • Nathal Severijns
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 651)

Abstract

The framework and formalism related to the study of symmetries and the structure of the weak interaction in nuclear β-decay are presented and discussed. This is illustrated with a number of selected experiments in nuclear β-decay addressing the unitarity of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix, the search for right-handed (V+A), scalar and tensor components in the weak interaction and the search for non-Standard Model sources of time reversal violation. Finally, an outlook is given on important progress in this field that can be expected for the near future.

Keywords

Weak Interaction Gauge Boson Beta Decay Parity Violation Magneto Optical Trap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathal Severijns
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  1. 1.Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 3001 LeuvenBelgium

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