Advances in High Energy Physics

Quantum Gravitational Spectroscopy


Publishing date
19 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2014

1Institut Max von Laue-Paul Langevin ILL, Grenoble, France

2CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

3University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

4LPSC /IN2P3-UJF-INPG, Grenoble, France


Quantum Gravitational Spectroscopy

Description

Quantum gravitational spectroscopy with ultracold systems is an emerging field based on recent major experimental and theoretical advances. Gravitational spectroscopy profits from exceptional sensitivity due to extreme weakness of gravitation compared to other fundamental interactions; thus, it provides an access to the precision frontier in particle physics and other domains. Quantum gravitational spectroscopy is its ultimate limit addressing the most fragile and sensitive quantum states of ultracold particles and systems. Ultracold particles – neutrons, atoms, and antiatoms – with sufficiently high phase-space density are the condition for providing observable phenomena with gravitational quantum states. Some of such studies, like those with ultracold neutrons, have become reality; others with ultracold atoms and antiatoms are in preparation.

We invite investigators to contribute review and research articles that will provide deeper understanding of this rapidly developing field. We welcome analysis of common points and differences of its subfields. We understand the unique interdisciplinary position of “quantum gravitational spectroscopy” on a cross-road of many scientific domains and encourage the authors to reveal these interplays. We are particularly interested in articles describing research to be done with the GRANIT facility, including all aspects from the theoretical motivation and analysis of existing results to potentially new areas and methodical and instrumental developments. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Measurements of gravitational quantum states of neutrons, including experimental results and theoretical developments, but also neutron interferometry in a broad sense
  • Novel instruments and methods for gravitational spectroscopy and interferometry, including those capable of improving performance of the GRANIT facility
  • Fundamental interactions in near-surface quantum systems, including short-range forces, chameleon-like forces, noncommutative quantum mechanics, emerging gravity, and anti-matter and gravity
  • Precision fundamental measurements with ultracold systems, including gravity with atoms, molecules, neutrons and antimatter, quantum reflection and dissipation, and Aharonov-Bohm and Aharonov-Casher effects
  • Surface studies with the GRANIT facility, including materials with predefined properties, levitating nanoparticles, and whispering-gallery effect

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 467409
  • - Editorial

Quantum Gravitational Spectroscopy

Valery V. Nesvizhevsky | Ignatios Antoniadis | ... | Guillaume Pignol
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 730437
  • - Research Article

Status of the GRANIT Facility

Damien Roulier | Francis Vezzu | ... | Dominique Rebreyend
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 687480
  • - Research Article

Neutron Interferometry at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

D. A. Pushin | M. G. Huber | ... | D. G. Cory
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 808212
  • - Research Article

Neutron Scattering on Impurity Nanoclusters in Gel Samples

V. B. Efimov | L. P. Mezhov-Deglin | ... | V. V. Nesvizhevsky
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 379642
  • - Review Article

Prospects for Studies of the Free Fall and Gravitational Quantum States of Antimatter

G. Dufour | D. B. Cassidy | ... | T. E. Wall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 173572
  • - Research Article

Can We Observe the Gravitational Quantum States of Positronium?

P. Crivelli | V. V. Nesvizhevsky | A. Yu. Voronin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 547620
  • - Research Article

UCN Source at an External Beam of Thermal Neutrons

E. V. Lychagin | A. Yu. Muzychka | ... | A. V. Strelkov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 124592
  • - Research Article

Regge Poles in Neutron Scattering by a Cylinder

K. V. Protasov | A. Y. Voronin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 859241
  • - Review Article

Precision Measurement of the Position-Space Wave Functions of Gravitationally Bound Ultracold Neutrons

Y. Kamiya | G. Ichikawa | S. Komamiya
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 735398
  • - Research Article

Error-Disturbance Uncertainty Relations in Neutron-Spin Measurements

Stephan Sponar | Georg Sulyok | ... | Yuji Hasegawa
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