May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Neutron-Antineutron Conversion to Search for B-L Violation

May 31, 2018, 6:10 PM
East Foyer | Larkspur/Mesquite Rooms (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

East Foyer | Larkspur/Mesquite Rooms

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA


Prof. Susan Gardner (University of Kentucky)


Neutron-antineutron ($n$–$\bar{n}$) conversion describes the change of a neutron into an antineutron as mediated by an external source. As a result its ability to occur is not limited by the presence of magnetic fields or matter, as would be the case if a neutron were to transform spontaneously, or to oscillate, into an antineutron. We explore the limits on the appearance of baryon number minus lepton number (B-L) violation that can be set through the study of the conversion process, notably through scattering experiments employing intense beams, and we discuss the conditions under which such studies can also yield limits on the neutron's Majorana mass.
E-mail [email protected]
Funding source Partial support from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Physics under contract DE-FG02-96ER40989.

Primary author

Prof. Susan Gardner (University of Kentucky)


Dr Xinshuai Yan (University of Kentucky)

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