Violations of Lorentz boost symmetry in the electron and photon sectors can be constrained by studying several different high-energy phenomenon. Although they may not lead to the strongest bounds numerically, measurements made in terrestrial laboratories produce the most reliable results. Laboratory bounds can be based on observations of synchrotron radiation, as well as the observed absences of vacuum Cerenkov radiation. Using measurements of synchrotron energy losses at LEP and the survival of TeV photons, we place new bounds on the three electron Lorentz violation coefficients c(TJ ), at the 3 x 10-13 to 6 x 10-15 levels.
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Published in Physical Review D, Volume 82, Issue 1, 2010.
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Altschul, B. (2010). Laboratory bounds on electron Lorentz violation. Physical Review D, 82(1). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.82.016002