Test of the symmetrization postulate for spin-0 particles
Authors: de Angelis M., Gagliardi G., Gianfrani L., Tino G. M.
Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università di Napoli “Federico II, ” Mostra d’Oltremare, Napoli, 20-80125, Italy
Abstract: We investigated the spectrum of the O-16(2) molecule by high-sensitivity laser spectroscopy and searched for transitions involving states which are antisymmetric under the exchange of the nuclei. These states are forbidden by the symmetrization postulate of quantum mechanics. This is the first reported experiment to test the symmetrization postulate for integer-spin particles to high precision. Our data set an upper limit of 5 x 10(-7) to a possible violation of this postulate.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 76 (16) Pages from: 2840 to: 2843
KeyWords: Molecular oxygen forbidden transitions; Diode laser spectroscopy; Wavelength modulation; Spi-statistics theory; Spin-0 particlesDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.2840Citations: 50data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-12-05References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here