Test of Special Relativity

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In this book frequency measurements on fast lithium ions as a test of
time dilation are presented. The measurements are carried out at the Max
Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg using the storage ring TSR.
The transition frequency of a two-level system in the
lithium ion
is measured using a Doppler-free fluorescence saturation spectroscopy. The spectroscopy is
realized by two counter-propagating lasers that are collinearly aligned with the
stored ion beam. Two measurements are carried out, one at a ion velocity of 3% speed of light
and one at 6.4% speed of light. The measured transition frequencies are
compared with the prediction of Special Relativity. The influence of magnetic
fields and light forces are also discussed.
The results are expressed as parameter, that describes the deviation from the time
dilation of Special Relativity, introduced by the test theory of Robertson-Mansouri-Sexl.


Sascha Reinhardt, Dr. rer. nat.: Study of physics at University Heidelberg, Germany. Ph. D. at Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. Postdoc at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany.
EAN: 9783639049657
ISBN: 3639049659
Untertitel: Time Dilation. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2008
Seitenanzahl: 124 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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