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# Addendum: Ultrahigh-energy cosmic-ray bounds on nonbirefringent modified-Maxwell theory

Physical review D: Particles and fields 07/2008; DOI: 10.1103/PHYSREVD.77.117901

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**ABSTRACT:**Physics beyond the Fermi scale could show up through deviations of the gauge couplings predicted by the electroweak Yang-Mills sector. This possibility is explored in the context of the International Linear Collider (ILC) through the helicity amplitudes for the gamma e -> W nu_e reaction to which contributes the trilinear WWgamma coupling. The new physics effects on this vertex are parametrized in a model-independent fashion through an effective electroweak Yang-Mills sector, which is constructed by considering two essentially different sources of new physics. In one scenario, Lorentz violation will be considered exclusively as the source of new physics effects. This type of new physics is considered in an extension of the Standard Model that is known as the Standard Model Extension (SME), which is an effective field theory that contemplates CPT and Lorentz violation in a model-independent fashion. Any source of new physics that respects the Lorentz symmetry, will be considered within the general context of the well known Conventional Effective Standard Model (CESM) extension. Both the SME and the CESM descriptions include gauge invariant operators of dimension higher than four, which, in general, transform as Lorentz tensors of rank higher than zero. Whereas in the former theory observer Lorentz invariants are constructed by contracting these operators with constant Lorentz tensors, in the latter the corresponding Lorentz invariant interactions are obtained contracting such operators with products of the metric tensor. We focus our study on the possibility of experimentally distinguish both types of new physics effects on the WWgamma vertex. It is found that for a new physics scale of the same order of magnitude and under determined circumstances, both types of new physics effects will be clearly distinguished.05/2013; -
##### Article: Parity-odd and CPT-even electrodynamics of the standard model extension at finite temperature

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**ABSTRACT:**This work examines the finite temperature properties of the CPT-even and parity-odd electrodynamics of the standard model extension. The starting point is the partition function computed for an arbitrary and sufficiently small tensor (kF)alphanurhophi [see R. Casana, M. M. Ferreira, Jr., J. S. Rodrigues, and M. R. O. Silva, Phys. Rev. DPRVDAQ1550-7998 80, 085026 (2009).10.1103/PhysRevD.80.085026]. After specializing the Lorentz-violating tensor (kF)alphanurhophi for the leading-order-nonbirefringent and parity-odd coefficients, the partition function is explicitly carried out, showing that it is a power of the Maxwell partition function. Also, it is observed that the Lorentz invariance violation coefficients induce an anisotropy in the black-body angular energy density distribution. Planck's radiation law retains its usual frequency dependence and the Stefan-Boltzmann law keeps the same form, except for a global proportionality constant.Physical review D: Particles and fields 01/2010; 81(10). - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**We introduce the Triangular Ring (TR) resonator. We show that the difference between the clockwise and anti-clockwise resonant frequencies of a vacuum TR resonator is sensitive to the birefringence parity-odd parameters of the photon's sector of the minimal Standard Model Extension (mSME): the Standard Model plus all the perturbative parameters encoding the break of the Lorentz symmetry. We report that utilizing the current technology allows for direct measurement of these parameters with a sensitivity of the parity-even ones and improves the best current resonator bounds by couple of orders of magnitudes.We note that, designing an optical table that rotates perpendicular to the gravitational equipotential surface (geoid) allows for direct measurement of the constancy of the light speed at the vicinity of the earth in all directions, in particular, perpendicular to the geoid. If this table could achieve the precision of the ordinary tables, then it would improve the GPS bounds on the constancy of the light speed perpendicular to geoid by about eight orders of magnitude.International Journal of Modern Physics D 03/2014; 23(4). · 1.42 Impact Factor

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