Volume 123, Number 4, August 2018
|Number of page(s)
|The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
|19 September 2018
Particle physics with gravitational wave detector technology
1 SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow - Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
2 Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Department of Physics, Durham University Durham DH1 3LE, UK
Received: 23 March 2018
Accepted: 21 August 2018
Gravitational wave detector technology provides high-precision measurement apparatuses that, if combined with a modulated particle source, have the potential to measure and constrain particle interactions in a novel way, by measuring the pressure caused by scattering particle beams off the mirror material. Such a measurement does not rely on tagging a final state. This strategy has the potential to allow us to explore novel ways to constrain the presence of new interactions beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics and provide additional constraints to poorly understood cross-sections in the non-perturbative regime of QCD and nuclear physics, which are limiting factors of dark matter and neutrino physics searches. Beyond high-energy physics, if technically feasible, the proposed method to measure nucleon-nucleon interactions can lead to practical applications in material and medical sciences.
PACS: 13.90.+i – Other topics in specific reactions and phenomenology of elementary particles (restricted to new topics in section 13)
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