Parity violation in muonic atoms and cesium

Paul Langacker

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The physics implications of measurements of parity violation in muonic atoms at a precision of 1-10% are described, and contrasted with the results of measurements of parity violation in cesium at 1%. It is argued that both types of experiment are extremely sensitive to certain types of new physics, such as extra Z bosons with small mixing, leptoquarks, and eq contact terms associated with compositeness, and that they are complementary with the Z-pole observables at LEP and SLC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 7 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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