Effects of the Lorentz Invariance Violation on Coulomb Interactions in Nuclei and Atoms

V. V. Flambaum, M. V. Romalis

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Abstract

Anisotropy in the speed of light that has been constrained by Michelson-Morley-type experiments also generates anisotropy in the Coulomb interactions. This anisotropy can manifest itself as an energy anisotropy in nuclear and atomic experiments. Here the experimental limits on Lorentz violation in Ne1021 are used to improve the limits on Lorentz symmetry violations in the photon sector, namely, the anisotropy of the speed of light and the Coulomb interactions, by 7 orders of magnitude in comparison with previous experiments: the speed of light is isotropic to a part in 10-28.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number142501
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume118
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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