New experimental test of the Pauli exclusion principle using accelerator mass spectrometry

D. Javorsek, M. Bourgeois, D. Elmore, E. Fischbach, D. Hillegonds, J. Marder, T. Miller, H. Rohrs, M. Stohler, S. Vogt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Abstract

The improved limits obtained in the modified experiment of Pauli exclusion principle using accelerator mass spectrometry is presented. Rather than using conventional mass spectrometry techniques, the experiment utilizes PRIME Lab-the Purdue Accelerator Mass Spectrometer, which has far greater sensitivity. Samples were chosen where the probability of Be′ retention is highest. The assumption behind the use of the gas sample is that a geological region capable of trapping He might also trap Be′, which may arise from outgassing of the Earth's crust or through direct cosmic ray production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2701-2704
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume85
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 25 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'New experimental test of the Pauli exclusion principle using accelerator mass spectrometry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Javorsek, D., Bourgeois, M., Elmore, D., Fischbach, E., Hillegonds, D., Marder, J., Miller, T., Rohrs, H., Stohler, M., & Vogt, S. (2000). New experimental test of the Pauli exclusion principle using accelerator mass spectrometry. Physical Review Letters, 85(13), 2701-2704.