Limits on new long range nuclear spin-Dependent forces set with a K-He3 comagnetometer

G. Vasilakis, J. M. Brown, T. W. Kornack, M. V. Romalis

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Abstract

A magnetometer using spin-polarized K and He3 atoms occupying the same volume is used to search for anomalous nuclear spin-dependent forces generated by a separate He3 spin source. We measure changes in the He3 spin precession frequency with a resolution of 18 pHz and constrain anomalous spin forces between neutrons to be less than 2×10-8 of their magnetic or less than 2×10-3 of their gravitational interactions on a length scale of 50 cm. We present new limits on neutron coupling to light pseudoscalar and vector particles, including torsion, and constraints on recently proposed models involving unparticles and spontaneous breaking of Lorentz symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number261801
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume103
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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