Call for experimentalists to conduct laboratory mirror-matter tests

Technology is ready for various laboratory tests on the new mirror-matter model. The predicted new physics could be discovered right around the corner. If you are an experimental physicist, you may be interested in conducting such tests. See arXiv:1906.10262 for details or the following for a brief summary:

The immediate laboratory tests could be categorized in three different decay systems of neutrons, mesons, and nuclei, i.e., n-n’ oscillations, K-K’ oscillations, and halo nuclei decays, as shown below.

  1. UCN decays in magnetic traps with different geometries for different mean free flight times,
  2. decays of cold neutrons through strong magnetic fields (e.g., B ~ 50 T),
  3. decays of cold neutrons in scintillation detectors made of liquid 4He, heavy water, or other nearly absorption-free dense materials,
  4. branching fractions of \(K^0_L\) and \(K^0_S\) invisible decays,
  5. better measurements of \(K_{l3}\), \(K^{\pm}_{\mu 2}\), \(\pi^{\pm}_{\mu 2}\), and \(\pi\) beta decays combined with better lattice QCD calculations,
  6. and branching ratios of \(\beta p/\beta’ p’\) decays of 11Be and other one-neutron halo nuclei like 17C, 19C, and 31Ne.

Future tests with more advanced technology could also be conducted for D-D’, B-B’, and H-H’ oscillations.

Author: Wanpeng Tan

As a research professor at Notre Dame, I share my ideas and thoughts mainly about mirror matter theory and open science on this blog. Under the new theory, we live in the universe with a mirror (hidden) sector of particles. A perfectly imperfect (minimally broken) mirror symmetry is the key to unlock the beauty and elegance of our universe. Click on the menu links for a popular introduction, a technical summary, and list of my papers on the new mirror matter theory.