P and T violating form factors of the deuteron

J. De Vries, E. Mereghetti, R. G.E. Timmermans, U. Van Kolck

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We calculate the electric-dipole and magnetic-quadrupole form factors of the deuteron that arise as a low-energy manifestation of parity and time-reversal violation in quark-gluon interactions. We consider the QCD vacuum angle and the dimension-six operators that originate from physics beyond the standard model: the quark electric and chromoelectric dipole moments and the gluon chromoelectric dipole moment. Within the framework of two-flavor chiral perturbation theory, we show that in combination with the nucleon electric dipole moment, the deuteron moments would allow an identification of the dominant source(s) of symmetry violation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091804
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 26 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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