Relating the effective Lorentz violation coefficients for composite particles to the coefficients for their constituent fields is a challenging problem. We calculate the Lorentz violation coefficients relevant to the dynamics of an α particle in terms of proton and neutron coefficients. The α-particle coefficients would lead to anisotropies in the α decays of nuclei, and because the decay process involves quantum tunneling, the effects of any Lorentz violations could be exponentially enhanced.
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Published in Physical Review D, Volume 79, Issue 1, 2009.
©2009 American Physical Society
Altschul, B. (2009). Lorentz violation andαdecay. Physical Review D, 79(1). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.79.016004