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Nuclear anapole moments

Haxton, W. C. and Liu, C.-P. and Ramsey-Musolf, M. J. (2002) Nuclear anapole moments. Physical Review C, 65 (4). Art. No. 045502. ISSN 0556-2813. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HAXprc02

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Abstract

Nuclear anapole moments are parity-odd, time-reversal-even E1 moments of the electromagnetic current operator. Although the existence of this moment was recognized theoretically soon after the discovery of parity nonconservation (PNC), its experimental isolation was achieved only recently, when a new level of precision was reached in a measurement of the hyperfine dependence of atomic PNC in 133Cs. An important anapole moment bound in 205Tl also exists. In this paper, we present the details of the first calculation of these anapole moments in the framework commonly used in other studies of hadronic PNC, a meson-exchange potential that includes long-range pion exchange and enough degrees of freedom to describe the five independent S-P amplitudes induced by short-range interactions. The resulting contributions of π, ρ, and ω exchange to the single-nucleon anapole moment, to parity admixtures in the nuclear ground state, and to PNC exchange currents are evaluated, using configuration-mixed shell-model wave functions. The experimental anapole moment constraints on the PNC meson-nucleon coupling constants are derived and compared with those from other tests of the hadronic weak interaction. While the bounds obtained from the anapole moment results are consistent with the broad “reasonable ranges” defined by theory, they are not in good agreement with the constraints from the other experiments. We explore possible explanations for the discrepancy and comment on the potential importance of new experiments.


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Ramsey-Musolf, M. J.0000-0001-8110-2479
Additional Information:© 2002 The American Physical Society. Received 7 September 2001; published 29 March 2002. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy and by the National Science Foundation. W.H. thanks the Guggenheim and Miller Foundations for support during completion of this work, and UC Berkeley for its hospitality.
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John Simon Guggenheim FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:MANY-BODY CORRECTIONS; PARITY-VIOLATION; ATOMIC THALLIUM; NEUTRAL CURRENT; NONCONSERVATION; SCATTERING; F-18; PHYSICS; CONSERVATION; CONSTRAINTS
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