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Title: A bound on violations of Lorentz invariance
Authors: Cowsik, R
Sreekantan, B. V
Keywords: Observational Signatures;Theoretical Physics
Issue Date: Mar-1999
Publisher: Elsevier Science B. V
Citation: Physics Letters B, Vol. 449, No. 3 - 4, pp. 219 - 222
Abstract: Recently Coleman and Glashow [Phys. Lett. B 405 (1997) 249; Harvard University Theoretical Physics Preprint 98/AO76 (pvt. comm)] have developed a model which allows the introduction of a small violation of Lorentz invariance. Observational signatures arise because this interaction also violates flavor conservation and allows the radiative decay of the muon, μ→e+γ, whose branching ratio increases as bγ4 where γ is the Lorentz factor of the muon with respect to the reference frame in which the dipole anisotropy of the universal microwave radiation vanishes. In this paper we place a bound on the Lorentz invariance violating parameter, b, of b<10−25 based on observations of horizontal air showers with ne≥5×106. With such small values of b the proposed radiative decay of the muon will not affect the functioning of the muon collider.
Description: Restricted Access
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2248/3130
ISSN: 0370 - 2693
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