publication . Preprint . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Testing the Pauli Exclusion Principle for electrons at LNGS

Shi, H.; Bartalucci, S.; Bertolucci, S.; Berucci, C.; Bragadireanu, A. M.; Cargnelli, M.; Clozza, A.; Curceanu, C.; De Paolis, L.; Di Matteo, Sergio; ...
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  • Published: 07 May 2014
High-precision experiments have been done to test the Pauli exclusion principle (PEP) for electrons by searching for anomalous $K$-series X-rays from a Cu target supplied with electric current. With the highest sensitivity, the VIP (VIolation of Pauli Exclusion Principle) experiment set an upper limit at the level of $10^{-29}$ for the probability that an external electron captured by a Cu atom can make the transition from the 2$p$ state to a 1$s$ state already occupied by two electrons. In a follow-up experiment at Gran Sasso, we aim to increase the sensitivity by two orders of magnitude. We show proofs that the proposed improvement factor is realistic based on...
free text keywords: General Theoretical Physics, Quantum Physics, Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors, Pauli Exclusion Principle (PEP); Quantum mechanics; INFN-LNGS, INFN-LNGS, Pauli Exclusion Principle (PEP), [PHYS]Physics [physics], Physics and Astronomy(all), Pauli exclusion principle, symbols.namesake, symbols, Quantum mechanics, Order of magnitude, Physics, Detector, Atom, Nuclear physics, Electron, Electric current, Nuclear magnetic resonance
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Study of Strongly Interacting Matter
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 283286
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
Study of Strongly Interacting Matter
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 227431
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA

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