Advances in High Energy Physics
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ISSN (Print) 1687-7357 - ISSN (Online) 1687-7365
Published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation [378 journals]
- The Quantum Effects Role on Weibel Instability Growth Rate in Dense Plasma
Abstract: The Weibel instability is one of the basic plasma instabilities that plays an important role in stopping the hot electrons and energy deposition mechanism. In this paper, combined effect of the density gradient and quantum effects on Weibel instability growth rate is investigated. The results have shown that, by increasing the quantum parameter, for large wavelengths, the Weibel instability growth rate shrinks to zero. In the large wavelengths limit, the analysis shows that quantum effects and density gradient tend to stabilize the Weibel instability. The density perturbations have decreased the growth rate of Weibel instability in the near corona fuel, . In the small wavelengths limit, for the density gradient, , the tunneling quantum effects increase anisotropy in the phase space. The quantum tunneling effect leads to an unexpected increase in the Weibel instability growth rate.
PubDate: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:02:21 +000
- Retracted: Extracting the QCD Cutoff Parameter Using the Bernstein
Polynomials and the Truncated Moments
PubDate: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:23:10 +000
- Cosmological Evolution of Pilgrim Dark Energy in Gravity
Abstract: We analyze the behavior of pilgrim dark energy with Hubble horizon in gravity. We reconstruct the models through correspondence phenomenon by assuming two values of pilgrim dark energy parameter . We evaluate the equation of state parameter which shows evolution of the universe in the quintessence, vacuum, and phantom phase for both cases of and give favor the pilgrim dark energy phenomenon. Also, squared speed of sound exhibits the stability of model for both cases of . The also provides freezing and thawing regions in this scenario. In this framework, the plane also corresponds to different dark energy scenarios.
PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:16:36 +000
- Thermal Properties of Light Tensor Mesons via QCD Sum Rules
Abstract: The thermal properties of (1270), (1320), and (1430) light tensor mesons are investigated in the framework of QCD sum rules at finite temperature. In particular, the masses and decay constants of the light tensor mesons are calculated taking into account the new operators appearing at finite temperature. The numerical results show that, at the point at which the temperature-dependent continuum threshold vanishes, the decay constants decrease with amount of (70–85)% compared to their vacuum values, while the masses diminish about (60–72)% depending on the kinds of the mesons under consideration. The results obtained at zero temperature are in good consistency with the experimental data as well as the existing theoretical predictions.
PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:37:31 +000
- Lepton Number Violation and Neutrino Masses in 3-3-1 Models
Abstract: Lepton number violation and its relation to neutrino masses are investigated in several versions of the model. Spontaneous and explicit violation and conservation of the lepton number are considered. In one of the models (the so-called economical one), the lepton number is spontaneously violated and it is found that the would be Majoron is not present because it is gauged away, providing in this way the longitudinal polarization component to a now massive gauge field.
PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:50:08 +000
- Quintessence and Holographic Dark Energy in Gravity
Abstract: We regard theory as an efficient tool to explain the current cosmic acceleration and associate its evolution with the known dark energy models. The numerical scheme is applied to reconstruct theory from dark energy model with constant equation of state parameter and holographic dark energy model. We set the model parameters and as describing the different evolution eras and show the distinctive behavior of each case realized in theory. We also present the future evolution of reconstructed and find that it is consistent with the recent observations.
PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:21:53 +000
- Neutron Interferometry at the National Institute of Standards and
Abstract: Neutron interferometry has proved to be a very precise technique for measuring the quantum mechanical phase of a neutron caused by a potential energy difference between two spatially separated neutron paths inside interferometer. The path length inside the interferometer can be many centimeters (and many centimeters apart) making it very practical to study a variety of samples, fields, potentials, and other macroscopic medium and quantum effects. The precision of neutron interferometry comes at a cost; neutron interferometers are very susceptible to environmental noise that is typically mitigated with large, active isolated enclosures. With recent advances in quantum information processing especially quantum error correction (QEC) codes we were able to demonstrate a neutron interferometer that is insensitive to vibrational noise. A facility at NIST’s Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) has just been commissioned with higher neutron flux than the NCNR’s older interferometer setup. This new facility is based on QEC neutron interferometer, thus improving the accessibility of neutron interferometry to the greater scientific community and expanding its applications to quantum computing, gravity, and material research.
PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:46:40 +000
- Status of the GRANIT Facility
Abstract: The GRANIT facility is a follow-up project, which is motivated by the recent discovery of gravitational quantum states of ultracold neutrons. The goal of the project is to approach the ultimate accuracy in measuring parameters of such quantum states and also to apply this phenomenon and related experimental techniques to a broad range of applications in particle physics as well as in surface and nanoscience studies. We overview the current status of this facility, the recent test measurements, and the nearest prospects.
PubDate: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 06:14:37 +000
- Effect of Hadron Contamination on Dielectron Signal Reconstruction in
Heavy Flavor Production Measurements
Abstract: Dielectron signal reconstruction is an important tool for heavy flavor measurements because of its trigger feasibility and its relatively straightforward particle identification process. However, in the case of time projection chamber detectors, some hadron contamination is unavoidable, even if additional means are used to improve the particle identification process. In this paper, we investigate the effects of hadron (protons, pions, and kaons) contamination on the dielectron signal reconstruction process in the measurement of and electrons from heavy flavor hadron decays.
PubDate: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 11:31:52 +000
- Production and Decay of Up-Type and Down-Type New Heavy Quarks through
Anomalous Interactions at the LHC
Abstract: We study the process (where and and ) through the anomalous interactions of the new heavy quarks at the LHC. Considering the present limits on the masses and mixings, the signatures of the heavy quark anomalous interactions are discussed and analysed at the LHC for the center of mass energy of 13 TeV. An important sensitivity to anomalous couplings TeV−1, TeV−1, TeV−1 and TeV−1, TeV−1, TeV−1 for the mass of 750 GeV of the new heavy quarks and can be reached for an integrated luminosity of fb−1.
PubDate: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 09:31:45 +000
- Neutron Scattering on Impurity Nanoclusters in Gel Samples
Abstract: Results of recent SANS experiments with impurity-helium gel (IHG) samples in He-II are presented. We estimate the mean size of the impurity nanoparticles that form the frame of the IHG samples and discuss the possibility to use IHG samples for the production of ultracold neutrons (UCNs) in He-II cooled to the temperature of a few mK, as well as the reflection of UCNs at any temperature. Our results indicate that the most promising materials for these purposes might be the heavy water gel samples with the mean sizes of D2O clusters of nm and the heavy alcohol gel samples with the mean sizes of clusters of nm.
PubDate: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 08:47:36 +000
- UCN Source at an External Beam of Thermal Neutrons
Abstract: We propose a new method for production of ultracold neutrons (UCNs) in superfluid helium. The principal idea consists in installing a helium UCN source into an external beam of thermal or cold neutrons and in surrounding this source with a solid methane moderator/reflector cooled down to ~4 K. The moderator plays the role of an external source of cold neutrons needed to produce UCNs. The flux of accumulated neutrons could exceed the flux of incident neutrons due to their numerous reflections from methane; also the source size could be significantly larger than the incident beam diameter. We provide preliminary calculations of cooling of neutrons. These calculations show that such a source being installed at an intense source of thermal or cold neutrons like the ILL or PIK reactor or the ESS spallation source could provide the UCN density 105 cm−3, the production rate 107 UCN/s−1. Main advantages of such an UCN source include its low radiative and thermal load, relatively low cost, and convenient accessibility for any maintenance. We have carried out an experiment on cooling of thermal neutrons in a methane cavity. The data confirm the results of our calculations of the spectrum and flux of neutrons in the methane cavity.
PubDate: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 08:40:11 +000
- Prospects for Studies of the Free Fall and Gravitational Quantum States of
Abstract: Different experiments are ongoing to measure the effect of gravity on cold neutral antimatter atoms such as positronium, muonium, and antihydrogen. Among those, the project GBAR at CERN aims to measure precisely the gravitational fall of ultracold antihydrogen atoms. In the ultracold regime, the interaction of antihydrogen atoms with a surface is governed by the phenomenon of quantum reflection which results in bouncing of antihydrogen atoms on matter surfaces. This allows the application of a filtering scheme to increase the precision of the free fall measurement. In the ultimate limit of smallest vertical velocities, antihydrogen atoms are settled in gravitational quantum states in close analogy to ultracold neutrons (UCNs). Positronium is another neutral system involving antimatter for which free fall under gravity is currently being investigated at UCL. Building on the experimental techniques under development for the free fall measurement, gravitational quantum states could also be observed in positronium. In this contribution, we report on the status of the ongoing experiments and discuss the prospects of observing gravitational quantum states of antimatter and their implications.
PubDate: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 08:16:45 +000
- Can We Observe the Gravitational Quantum States of Positronium'
Abstract: We consider the feasibility of observing the gravitational quantum states of positronium. The proposed scheme employs the flow-throw technique used for the first observation of this effect with neutrons. Collimation and Stark deceleration of Rydberg positronium atoms allow selecting the required velocity class. If this experiment could be realized with positronium, it would lead to a determination of for this matter-antimatter system at the few % level. As discussed in this contribution, most of the required techniques are currently available but important milestones have to be demonstrated experimentally before such an experiment could become reality. Those are the efficient focusing of a bunched positron beam, Stark deceleration of Rydberg positronium, and its subsequent excitation into states with large angular momentum. We provide an estimate of the efficiencies we expect for these steps and assuming those could be confirmed we calculate the signal rate.
PubDate: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 07:48:42 +000
- Phase Transition of the Higher Dimensional Charged Gauss-Bonnet Black Hole
in de Sitter Spacetime
Abstract: We study the phase transition of charged Gauss-Bonnet-de Sitter (GB-dS) black hole. For black holes in de Sitter spacetime, there is not only black hole horizon, but also cosmological horizon. The thermodynamic quantities on both horizons satisfy the first law of the black hole thermodynamics, respectively; moreover, there are additional connections between them. Using the effective temperature approach, we obtained the effective thermodynamic quantities of charged GB-dS black hole. According to Ehrenfest classification, we calculate some response functions and plot their figures, from which one can see that the spacetime undergoes a second-order phase transition at the critical point. It is shown that the critical values of effective temperature and pressure decrease with the increase of the value of GB parameter .
PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:23:51 +000
- Weak Minimal Area in Entanglement Entropy
Abstract: We revisit the minimal area condition of Ryu-Takayanagi in the holographic calculation of the entanglement entropy, in particular, the Legendre test and the Jacobi test. The necessary condition for the weak minimality is checked via Legendre test and its sufficient nature via Jacobi test. We show for AdS black hole with a strip type entangling region that it is this minimality condition that makes the hypersurface unable to cross the horizon, which is in agreement with that studied earlier by Engelhardt et al. and Hubeny using a different approach. Moreover, demanding the weak minimality condition on the entanglement entropy functional with the higher derivative term puts a constraint on the Gauss-Bonnet coupling; that is, there should be an upper bound on the value of the coupling, .
PubDate: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:22:35 +000
- Theoretical and Phenomenological Status of Neutrino Physics: A Brief
Abstract: We present an overview of recent progress in the theoretical and phenomenological studies of neutrino masses, lepton avor mixing, and CP violation. Firstly, We discuss the status of neutrino mass with in the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. Then the possible ways in which neutrino mass terms can be included in the SM are discussed. The inclusion of new physics beyond the SM inevitably brings new parameters which are not constrained by the present experimental data on neutrino masses and mixing angles and, thus, are free parameters of the theory. We, also, discuss various theoretically motivated phenomenological approaches which can be used to reduce the number of free parameters and, thus, provide an excellent tool to understand the underlying physics of neutrino masses and mixings. Current experimental constraints on the neutrino mass spectrum and the lepton avor mixing parameters, including the recent observation of nonzero , have been summarized. Finally, We discuss the renewed interest in the possible existence of one or more sterile neutrinos and their phenomenology.
PubDate: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:36:04 +000
- An Alternative Approach to Solutions of the MGECSC Potential in Presence
of External Electric Field
Abstract: For the first time the Schrödinger equation with more general exponential cosine screened Coulomb potential in the presence of external electric field is solved approximately and analytically by applying an ansatz to eigenfunction of corresponding Hamiltonian and then energy values and wave functions are obtained. Since this potential turns into four different potential cases when considering different cases of the parameters in the potential, energies and eigenfunctions for these four different potentials are already to be found by solving Schrödinger equation with MGECSC potential. Energy values and wave functions obtained by using different values of potential parameters for each of these four different potential are compared with the results of other studies. Since the obtained general solutions in this study have been found in the presence of external electric field, the external electric field effects on systems with the mentioned four different potentials are also easily investigated. One of advantages of the present results and method is that if external electric field is equal to zero, general mathematical structure of corresponding equations does not change and then electric field effect can be eliminated. The presence or absence of electric field does not prevent solving the Schrödinger equation analytically.
PubDate: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:26:54 +000
- Holographic Fermions in Anisotropic Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion Theory
Abstract: We investigate the properties of the holographic Fermionic system dual to an anisotropic charged black brane bulk in Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton-Axion gravity theory. We consider the minimal coupling between the Dirac field and the gauge field in the bulk gravity theory and mainly explore the dispersion relation exponents of the Green functions of the dual Fermionic operators in the dual field theory. We find that along both the anisotropic and the isotropic directions the Fermi momentum will be effected by the anisotropy of the bulk theory. However, the anisotropy has influence on the dispersion relation which is almost linear for massless Fermions with charge . The universal properties that the mass and the charge of the Fermi possibly correspond to nonlinear dispersion relation are also investigated.
PubDate: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:03:27 +000
- Evaluation of the Cosmological Constant in Inflation with a Massive
Nonminimal Scalar Field
Abstract: In Schrödinger picture we study the possible effects of trans-Planckian physics on the quantum evolution of massive nonminimally coupled scalar field in de Sitter space. For the nonlinear Corley-Jacobson type dispersion relations with quartic or sextic correction, we obtain the time evolution of the vacuum state wave functional during slow-roll inflation and calculate explicitly the corresponding expectation value of vacuum energy density. We find that the vacuum energy density is finite. For the usual dispersion parameter choice, the vacuum energy density for quartic correction to the dispersion relation is larger than for sextic correction, while for some other parameter choices, the vacuum energy density for quartic correction is smaller than for sextic correction. We also use the backreaction to constrain the magnitude of parameters in nonlinear dispersion relation and show how the cosmological constant depends on the parameters and the energy scale during the inflation at the grand unification phase transition.
PubDate: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:45:28 +000
- Dynamics of Generalized Tachyon Field in Teleparallel Gravity
Abstract: We study dynamics of generalized tachyon scalar field in the framework of teleparallel gravity. This model is an extension of tachyonic teleparallel dark energy model which has been proposed by Banijamali and Fazlpour (2012). In contrast with tachyonic teleparallel dark energy model that has no scaling attractors, here we find some scaling attractors which means that the cosmological coincidence problem can be alleviated. Scaling attractors are presented for both interacting and noninteracting dark energy and dark matter cases.
PubDate: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:59:51 +000
- More about the Mass of the New Charmonium States
Abstract: If is described by the picture as a mixture of the charmonium and molecular states; as a mixture of the and states; and as a mixture of the tetraquark and charmonium states, their orthogonal combinations should also exist. We estimate the mass and residues of the states within the QCD sum rules method. We find that the mass splitting among and their orthogonal states is at most 200 MeV. Experimental search of these new states can play critical role for establishing the nature of the new charmonium states.
PubDate: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:38:31 +000
- Resonance Spectra of Caged Stringy Black Hole and Its Spectroscopy
Abstract: Maggiore’s method (MM), which evaluates the transition frequency that appears in the adiabatic invariant from the highly damped quasinormal mode (QNM) frequencies, is used to investigate the entropy/area spectra of the Garfinkle–Horowitz–Strominger black hole (GHSBH). Instead of the ordinary QNMs, we compute the boxed QNMs (BQNMs) that are the characteristic resonance spectra of the confined scalar fields in the GHSBH geometry. For this purpose, we assume that the GHSBH has a confining cavity (mirror) placed in the vicinity of the event horizon. We then show how the complex resonant frequencies of the caged GHSBH are computed using the Bessel differential equation that arises when the scalar perturbations around the event horizon are considered. Although the entropy/area is characterized by the GHSBH parameters, their quantization is shown to be independent of those parameters. However, both spectra are equally spaced.
PubDate: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:23:43 +000
- Rare Decay in Family Nonuniversal Model
Abstract: The rare decay with polarized photon is studied in the framework of a family nonuniversal model. The branching ratio and photon polarization asymmetry to the model parameters are calculated and compared with the Standard Model. Deviations from the Standard Model will indicate the presence of new physics.
PubDate: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 06:27:33 +000
- Regular Bulk Solutions in Brane-Worlds with Inhomogeneous Dust and
Generalized Dark Radiation
Abstract: From the dynamics of a brane-world with matter fields present in the bulk, the bulk metric and the black string solution near the brane are generalized, when both the dynamics of inhomogeneous dust/generalized dark radiation on the brane-world and inhomogeneous dark radiation in the bulk as well are considered as exact dynamical collapse solutions. Based on the analysis on the inhomogeneous static exterior of a collapsing sphere of homogeneous dark radiation on the brane, the associated black string warped horizon is studied, as well as the 5D bulk metric near the brane. Moreover, the black string and the bulk are shown to be more regular upon time evolution, for suitable values for the dark radiation parameter in the model, by analyzing the soft physical singularities.
PubDate: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:23:48 +000
- Through Neutrino Eyes: The Search for New Physics
PubDate: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:48:24 +000
- Searching for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay of 130Te with CUORE
Abstract: Neutrinoless double-beta (0) decay is a hypothesized lepton-number-violating process that offers the only known means of asserting the possible Majorana nature of neutrino mass. The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is an upcoming experiment designed to search for 0 decay of 130Te using an array of 988 TeO2 crystal bolometers operated at 10 mK. The detector will contain 206 kg of 130Te and have an average energy resolution of 5 keV; the projected 0 decay half-life sensitivity after five years of livetime is 1.6 × 1026 y at 1 (9.5 × 1025 y at the 90% confidence level), which corresponds to an upper limit on the effective Majorana mass in the range 40–100 meV (50–130 meV). In this paper, we review the experimental techniques used in CUORE as well as its current status and anticipated physics reach.
PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:41:15 +000
- Beyond Standard Model Searches in the MiniBooNE Experiment
Abstract: The MiniBooNE experiment has contributed substantially to beyond standard model searches in the neutrino sector. The experiment was originally designed to test the eV2 region of the sterile neutrino hypothesis by observing () charged current quasielastic signals from a () beam. MiniBooNE observed excesses of and candidate events in neutrino and antineutrino mode, respectively. To date, these excesses have not been explained within the neutrino standard model (SM); the standard model extended for three massive neutrinos. Confirmation is required by future experiments such as MicroBooNE. MiniBooNE also provided an opportunity for precision studies of Lorentz violation. The results set strict limits for the first time on several parameters of the standard-model extension, the generic formalism for considering Lorentz violation. Most recently, an extension to MiniBooNE running, with a beam tuned in beam-dump mode, is being performed to search for dark sector particles. This review describes these studies, demonstrating that short baseline neutrino experiments are rich environments in new physics searches.
PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:15:08 +000
- Regularization of Gravity Theories and Local Lorentz Transformation
Abstract: We regularized the field equations of gravity theories such that the effect of local Lorentz transformation (LLT), in the case of spherical symmetry, is removed. A “general tetrad field,” with an arbitrary function of radial coordinate preserving spherical symmetry, is provided. We split that tetrad field into two matrices; the first represents a LLT, which contains an arbitrary function, and the second matrix represents a proper tetrad field which is a solution to the field equations of gravitational theory (which are not invariant under LLT). This “general tetrad field” is then applied to the regularized field equations of . We show that the effect of the arbitrary function which is involved in the LLT invariably disappears.
PubDate: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:49:24 +000
- Minimal Length Effects on Tunnelling from Spherically Symmetric Black
Abstract: We investigate effects of the minimal length on quantum tunnelling from spherically symmetric black holes using the Hamilton-Jacobi method incorporating the minimal length. We first derive the deformed Hamilton-Jacobi equations for scalars and fermions, both of which have the same expressions. The minimal length correction to the Hawking temperature is found to depend on the black hole’s mass and the mass and angular momentum of emitted particles. Finally, we calculate a Schwarzschild black hole's luminosity and find the black hole evaporates to zero mass in infinite time.
PubDate: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:24:49 +000