Parity Violation and Hadronic Systems

B. Holstein

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Study of the manifestations of parity violation in hadronic systems is an active field right now, with recent and ongoing experiments in nuclear parity violation, in parity violating electron scattering, and in atomic physics. Existing and future such work will be reviewed the theoretical context of such work will be outlined.

Pertinent References:

  1. Nuclear Parity Violation
    1. B. Desplanques, J.F. Donoghue, and B.R. Holstein, Ann. Phys. (NY) 124, 449 (1980).
    2. E.G. Adelberger and W.C. Haxton, Ann. Rev. Nucl. Sci. 35, 501 (1985).
    3. W. Haeberli and B.R. Holstein, in ``Symmetries and Fundamental Interactions in Nuclei'', ed. W.C. Haxton and E. Henley, World Scientific, Singapore (1995).
    4. A.R. Berdoz et al., nucl-ex/0107014.
  2. Parity Violating Electron Scattering
    1. D. Beck and R.D. McKeown, hep-ph/0102334.
    2. D.Beck and B.R. Holstein, Int. J. Mod. Phys. E10,1 (2001).
    3. SAMPLE Collaboration: Phys. Rev. Letters 84, 1106 (2000); Phys. Rev. C63, 064001 (2001); Science 290, 2117 (2001).
    4. HAPPEX Collaboration: Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1096 (1999); Phys. Lett. B509, 211 (2000).
  3. Parity Violation in Atomic Physics---the Anapole Moment
    1. M.J. Musolf and B.R. Holstein, Phys. Rev. D43, 2956 (1991).
    2. C.S. Wood et al., Science 275, 1759 (1997)
    3. W.C. Haxton and C.E. Wieman, nucl-th/0104026.