Detecting coupled domain walls in laboratory experiments

Claudio Llinares, Philippe Brax

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

194 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The inherently unstable nature of domain walls makes their detection in laboratory experiments extremely challenging. We propose a method to stabilize domain walls inside a cavity. The method requires domain walls coupled to matter, a condition that is fulfilled by the symmetron model. We suggest two ways in which the walls could be detected once stabilized: studying the trajectories of ultracold neutrons either via the deflection angle of a neutron beam induced by the attraction towards the wall or through the time difference of these particles passing through the wall. We give realistic estimates for these effects and expect that they should be detectable experimentally.
Original languageEnglish
Article number091102
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume122
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • RCUK
  • STFC
  • ST/L00075X/1
  • ST/P000541/1

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Detecting coupled domain walls in laboratory experiments'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this