Regular Article - Experimental Physics
On the search for the electric dipole moment of strange and charm baryons at LHC
Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), Universitat de València-CSIC, Valencia, Spain
2 INFN Sezione di Milano and Università di Milano, Milan, Italy
Accepted: 7 February 2017
Published online: 22 March 2017
Permanent electric dipole moments (EDMs) of fundamental particles provide powerful probes for physics beyond the Standard Model. We propose to search for the EDM of strange and charm baryons at LHC, extending the ongoing experimental program on the neutron, muon, atoms, molecules and light nuclei. The EDM of strange baryons, selected from weak decays of charm baryons produced in collisions at LHC, can be determined by studying the spin precession in the magnetic field of the detector tracking system. A test of symmetry can be performed by measuring the magnetic dipole moment of and baryons. For short-lived and baryons, to be produced in a fixed-target experiment using the 7 LHC beam and channeled in a bent crystal, the spin precession is induced by the intense electromagnetic field between crystal atomic planes. The experimental layout based on the LHCb detector and the expected sensitivities in the coming years are discussed.
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