Weak interaction studies at SARAF

Ben Ohayon*, Joel Chocron, Tsviki Hirsh, Ayala Glick-Magid, Yonatan Mishnayot, Ish Mukul, Hitesh Rahangdale, Sergei Vaintraub, Oded Heber, Doron Gazit, Guy Ron

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We review the current status of the radioisotopes program at the Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility (SARAF), where we utilize an electrostatic-ion-beam trap and a magneto-optical trap for studying the nuclear β-decay from trapped radioactive atoms and ions. The differential energy spectra of β’s and recoil ions emerging from the decay is sensitive to beyond standard model interactions and is complementary to high energy searches. The completed facility SARAF-II will be one of the world’s most powerful deuteron, proton and fast neutron sources, producing light radioactive isotopes in unprecedented amounts, needed for obtaining enough statistics for a high precision measurement.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number57
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2018

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  • Beta decay
  • Forbidden transitions
  • Intensity frontier
  • Precision frontier
  • Weak interaction


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