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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 15, 217-221 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2002-10040-x

Low-energy weak-interaction studies

N. Severijns

University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 D, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium


(Received: 21 March 2002 / Published online: 31 October 2002)

An overview is given of the present status of low-energy tests of the Standard Model in nuclear beta-decay and neutron decay, covering the unitarity problem, searches for right-handed currents, scalar- and tensor-type currents, tests of time-reversal violation, as well as experiments to set the neutrino mass scale. In view of the large amount of ongoing and planned experiments in this sector, many new results can be expected in the coming decade.

11.30.Er - Charge conjugation, parity, time reversal, and other discrete symmetries.
12.15.Hh - Determination of Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix elements.
23.40.Bw - Weak-interaction and lepton (including neutrino) aspects.

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