Hyperfine Interactions

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Weak interaction studies at SARAF

  • Ben Ohayon
  • Joel Chocron
  • Tsviki Hirsh
  • Ayala Glick-Magid
  • Yonatan Mishnayot
  • Ish Mukul
  • Hitesh Rahangdale
  • Sergei Vaintraub
  • Oded Heber
  • Doron Gazit
  • Guy Ron
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Symmetries in Subatomic Physics (SSP 2018), Aachen, Germany, 10-15 June 2018


We review the current status of the radioisotopes program at the Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility (SARAF), where we utilize an electrostatic-ion-beam trap and a magneto-optical trap for studying the nuclear β-decay from trapped radioactive atoms and ions. The differential energy spectra of β’s and recoil ions emerging from the decay is sensitive to beyond standard model interactions and is complementary to high energy searches. The completed facility SARAF-II will be one of the world’s most powerful deuteron, proton and fast neutron sources, producing light radioactive isotopes in unprecedented amounts, needed for obtaining enough statistics for a high precision measurement.


Weak interaction Precision frontier Beta decay Forbidden transitions Intensity frontier 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Ohayon
    • 1
  • Joel Chocron
    • 1
  • Tsviki Hirsh
    • 2
  • Ayala Glick-Magid
    • 1
  • Yonatan Mishnayot
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ish Mukul
    • 3
  • Hitesh Rahangdale
    • 1
  • Sergei Vaintraub
    • 2
  • Oded Heber
    • 4
  • Doron Gazit
    • 1
  • Guy Ron
    • 1
  1. 1.Racah Institute of PhysicsThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Soreq Nuclear Research CenterYavneIsrael
  3. 3.TRIUMFVancouverCanada
  4. 4.The Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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