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JUNO physics and detector Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20211203
The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a 20 kton liquid scintillator detector in a laboratory at 700m underground. An excellent energy resolution and a large fiducial volume offer exciting opportunities for addressing many important topics in neutrino and astroparticle physics. With six years of data, the neutrino mass ordering can be determined at a 34σ significance and the neutrino

Modelling relativistic heavyion collisions with dynamical transport approaches Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20211006
Marcus Bleicher, Elena BratkovskayaWe discuss the basic ideas of relativistic transport models used for the interpretation and description of experimental data from heavyion collisions at high collision energies. We highlight selected results from microscopic simulations of these reactions with a main focus on the UrQMD and PHSD approaches. We also address the results of macroscopic approaches like hydrodynamics or coarsegrained dynamics

The Milky Way, coming into focus: Precision astrometry probes its evolution and its dark matter Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210915
Susan Gardner, Samuel D. McDermott, Brian YannyThe growing trove of precision astrometric observations from the Gaia space telescope and other surveys is revealing the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way in ever more exquisite detail. We summarize the current status of our understanding of the structure and the characteristics of the Milky Way, and we review the emerging picture: the Milky Way is evolving through interactions with the massive

Parton distributions and latticeQCD calculations: Toward 3D structure Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210825
Martha Constantinou, Aurore Courtoy, Markus A. Ebert, Michael Engelhardt, Tommaso Giani, Tim Hobbs, TieJiun Hou, Aleksander Kusina, Krzysztof Kutak, Jian Liang, HueyWen Lin, KehFei Liu, Simonetta Liuti, Cédric Mezrag, Pavel Nadolsky, Emanuele R. Nocera, Fred Olness, JianWei Qiu, Rui ZhangThe strong force which binds hadrons is described by the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Determining the character and manifestations of QCD is one of the most important and challenging outstanding issues necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the structure of hadrons. Within the context of the QCD parton picture, the parton distribution functions (PDFs) have been remarkably successful

The proton radius (puzzle?) and its relatives Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210817
Clara Peset, Antonio Pineda, Oleksandr TomalakWe review determinations of the electric proton charge radius from a diverse set of lowenergy observables. We explore under which conditions it can be related to Wilson coefficients of appropriate effective field theories. This discussion is generalized to other lowenergy constants. This provides us with a unified framework to deal with a set of lowenergy constants of the proton associated with

Nuclear fragments in projectile fragmentation reactions Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210825
ChunWang Ma, HuiLing Wei, XingQuan Liu, Jun Su, Hua Zheng, WeiPing Lin, YingXun ZhangTheoretical prediction shows that about 9000 nuclei could be bounded, of which the properties will be hot topics in the new nuclear physics era opened by the new third generation of radioactive nuclear beam (RNB) facilities. Projectile fragmentation reactions are important to produce rare nuclei with extreme large N/Z asymmetry even to the drip lines. Variety of key questions in nuclear physics, for

Erratum to “Collider searches for longlived particles beyond the standard model” [Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 106 (2019) 210–255] Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210916
Lawrence Lee, Christian Ohm, Abner Soffer, TienTien YuWe correct two typos in Eqs. 10 and 14 of our review.

Photonuclear reactions—From basic research to applications Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210913
A. Zilges, D.L. Balabanski, J. Isaak, N. PietrallaNuclear reactions induced by photons play a vital role for very different aspects of basic research and applications in physics. They are a key ingredient for the synthesis of nuclei in the Universe and provide, due to the selectivity and the modelindependence of the reaction mechanism, an extremely valuable probe for researchers. The penetrability of photons in the MeV energy range makes them, in

On the origin of matter in the Universe Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210911
Pasquale Di BariThe understanding of the physical processes that lead to the origin of matter in the early Universe, creating both an excess of matter over antimatter and a dark matter abundance that survived until the present, is one of the most fascinating challenges in modern science. The problem cannot be addressed within our current description of fundamental physics and, therefore, it currently provides a very

Prospects for quarkonium studies at the highluminosity LHC Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210901
Émilien Chapon, David d’Enterria, Bertrand Ducloué, Miguel G. Echevarria, PolBernard Gossiaux, Vato Kartvelishvili, Tomas Kasemets, JeanPhilippe Lansberg, Ronan McNulty, Darren D. Price, HuaSheng Shao, Charlotte Van Hulse, Michael Winn, Jaroslav Adam, Liupan An, Denys Yen Arrebato Villar, Shohini Bhattacharya, Francesco G. Celiberto, Yanxi ZhangProspects for quarkoniumproduction studies accessible during the upcoming highluminosity phases of the CERN Large Hadron Collider operation after 2021 are reviewed. Current experimental and theoretical open issues in the field are assessed together with the potential for future studies in quarkoniumrelated physics. This will be possible through the exploitation of the huge data samples to be collected

CUORE opens the door to tonnescale cryogenics experiments Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210827
D.Q. Adams, C. Alduino, F. Alessandria, K. Alfonso, E. Andreotti, F.T. Avignone, O. Azzolini, M. Balata, I. Bandac, T.I. Banks, G. Bari, M. Barucci, J.W. Beeman, F. Bellini, G. Benato, M. Beretta, A. Bersani, D. Biare, S. ZucchelliThe past few decades have seen major developments in the design and operation of cryogenic particle detectors. This technology offers an extremely good energy resolution – comparable to semiconductor detectors – and a wide choice of target materials, making low temperature calorimetric detectors ideal for a variety of particle physics applications. Rare event searches have continued to require ever

Search and research of K̄NNN and K̄K̄NN antikaonic clusters Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210825
Roman Ya. Kezerashvili, Shalva M. Tsiklauri, Nurgali Zh. TakibayevThis review presents the current status of experimental searches and theoretical studies of antikaonic fourbody K̄NNN and K̄K̄NN clusters. Theoretical approaches within the framework of nonrelativistic potential models used for the investigation of fourbody K̄NNN and K̄K̄NN clusters, such as the variational, Faddeev equations, and hyperspherical harmonics are considered. The results of calculations

QCD and the strange baryon spectrum Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210503
Tetsuo Hyodo, Masayuki NiiyamaThe strange quark plays a unique role in QCD, reflecting its intermediate mass between the light and heavy quarks. In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in the spectroscopy of baryons with strangeness. Many new features of the strange baryon spectrum have been revealed by accurate experimental data with novel techniques, as well as systematic developments of theoretical framework to describe

The Higgs portal to cosmology Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210523
Oleg LebedevThe discovery of the Higgs boson has opened a new avenue for exploring physics beyond the Standard Model. In this review, we discuss cosmological aspects of the simplest Higgs couplings to the hidden sector, known as the Higgs portal. We focus on implications of such couplings for inflation, vacuum stability and dark matter, with the latter including both the traditional weakly interacting massive

Decays of Higgs bosons in the Standard Model and beyond Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210524
Seong Youl Choi, Jae Sik Lee, Jubin ParkWe make an updated review and a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the decays of Higgs bosons in the Standard Model (SM) and its three welldefined prototype extensions such as the complex singlet extension of the SM (cxSM), the four types of two Higgsdoublet models (2HDMs) without treelevel Higgsmediated flavorchanging neutral current (FCNC) and the minimal supersymmetric extension of the

Photon–photon physics at the LHC and laser beam experiments, present and future Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210624
L. Schoeffel, C. Baldenegro, H. Hamdaoui, S. Hassani, C. Royon, M. SaimpertUnder certain running conditions, the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can be considered as a photon–photon collider. Indeed, in proton–proton, proton–ion, ion–ion collisions, when incoming particles pass very close to each other in very peripheral collisions, the incoming protons or ions remain almost intact and continue their path along the beam axis. Then, only the electromagnetic (EM) fields of

Flavour anomalies in heavy quark decays Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210601
J. Albrecht, D. van Dyk, C. LangenbruchRecent measurements of bhadron decays show a pattern of consistent tensions with the respective Standard Model (SM) predictions. These tensions appear both in the sector of rare flavourchanging neutral currents and in treelevel semileptonic bhadron decays. Flavourchanging neutralcurrent decays are loopsuppressed in the SM and are thus very susceptible to contributions from new heavy particles

Masses of exotic nuclei Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210526
T. Yamaguchi, H. Koura, Yu.A. Litvinov, M. WangRecent developments in precision mass spectrometry of radioactive isotopes (RI) and some selected related physics subjects are reviewed. In the last decades, besides conventional technologies in RI beam experiments, mass spectrometry of shortlived nuclei has significantly boosted its performance in terms of sensitivity and precision. Whereas singlepath measurements are still employed for studies

Insights into the emergence of mass from studies of pion and kaon structure Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210524
Craig D. Roberts, David G. Richards, Tanja Horn, Lei ChangThere are two mass generating mechanisms in the standard model of particle physics (SM). One is related to the Higgs boson and fairly well understood. The other is embedded in quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the SM’s strong interaction piece; and although responsible for emergence of the roughly 1 GeV mass scale that characterises the proton and hence all observable matter, the source and impacts of

Neutron stars and the nuclear equation of state Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210513
G.F. Burgio, H.J. Schulze, I. Vidaña, J.B. WeiWe review the current status and recent progress of microscopic manybody approaches and phenomenological models, which are employed to construct the equation of state of neutron stars. The equation of state is relevant for the description of their structure and dynamical properties, and it rules also the dynamics of corecollapse supernovae and binary neutron star mergers. We describe neutron star

Dilepton radiation from strongly interacting systems Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210507
P. Salabura, J. StrothWe review the current understanding of timelike virtual photon emission from QCD matter. The phenomenology of dilepton emission is discussed and basic theoretical concepts are introduced. The experimental findings are presented, grouped into production of lepton pairs in elementary processes, production off cold nuclear matter and emission from heavyion collisions. The review emphasizes the role

Linear response theory with finiterange interactions Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210512
D. Davesne, A. Pastore, J. NavarroThis review focuses on the calculation of infinite nuclear matter response functions using phenomenological finiterange interactions, equipped or not with tensor terms. These include Gogny and Nakada families, which are commonly used in the literature. Because of the finiterange, the main technical difficulty stems from the exchange terms of the particle–hole interaction. We first present results

What can we learn about lightmeson interactions at electron–positron colliders? Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210602
Shuangshi Fang, Bastian Kubis, Andrzej KupśćPrecision studies at electron–positron colliders with centreofmass energies in the charm–tau region and below have strongly contributed to our understanding of lightmeson interactions at low energies. We focus on the processes involving two or three light mesons with invariant masses below nucleon–antinucleon threshold. A prominent role is given to the interactions of the nine lightest pseudoscalar

Tetraquarks in largeNc QCD Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210429
Wolfgang Lucha, Dmitri Melikhov, Hagop SazdjianThe generalization of the color gauge group SU(3) to SU(Nc), with Nc taking arbitrarily large values, as had been proposed and developed by ’t Hooft, has allowed for a decisive progress in the understanding of many qualitative, as well as quantitative, aspects of QCD in its nonperturbative regime. In particular, the notion of valence quarks receives there a precise meaning. The present work reviews

How does Clifford algebra show the way to the second quantized fermions with unified spins, charges and families, and with vector and scalar gauge fields beyond the standard model Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210702
N.S. Mankoč Borštnik, H.B. NielsenFifty years ago the standard model offered an elegant new step towards understanding elementary fermion and boson fields, making several assumptions, suggested by experiments. The assumptions are still waiting for an explanation. There are many proposals in the literature for the next step. The spinchargefamily theory of one of us (N.S.M.B.) is offering the explanation for not only all by the standard

Quantum phase transitions in algebraic and collective models of nuclear structure Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210702
L. FortunatoQuantum Phase Transitions arising in algebraic and collective models of nuclear structure are reviewed. The concept of quantum phases and phase transitions is described as well as those of critical point symmetries and quasidynamical symmetries. Algebraic and collective models are compared and the connections between them are explored. Differences between even–even and odd–even systems are discussed

Towards grounding nuclear physics in QCD Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210623
Christian Drischler, Wick Haxton, Kenneth McElvain, Emanuele Mereghetti, Amy Nicholson, Pavlos Vranas, André WalkerLoudExascale computing could soon enable a predictive theory of nuclear structure and reactions rooted in the Standard Model, with quantifiable and systematically improvable uncertainties. Such a predictive theory will help exploit experiments that use nucleons and nuclei as laboratories for testing the Standard Model and its limitations. Examples include direct dark matter detection, neutrinoless double

Linear Response Theory with finiterange interactions Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210616
D. Davesne, A. Pastore, J. NavarroThis review focuses on the calculation of infinite nuclear matter response functions using phenomenological finiterange interactions, equipped or not with tensor terms. These include Gogny and Nakada families, which are commonly used in the litterature. Because of the finiterange, the main technical difficulty stems from the exchange terms of the particlehole interaction. We first present results

Gamma spectroscopy with AGATA in its first phases: New insights in nuclear excitations along the nuclear chart Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210611
A. Bracco, G. Duchêne, Zs. Podolyák, P. ReiterThe Advanced GAmma Tracking Array (AGATA), the new generation highresolution γray spectrometer, has seen the realization of the first phases of its construction and exploitation. A number of nuclear structure studies based on experiments utilizing the principle of γray tracking were carried out in this decade. The combination of highest detection efficiency and position sensitivity allowed very

Dark matter and the early Universe: A review Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210408
A. Arbey, F. MahmoudiDark matter represents currently an outstanding problem in both cosmology and particle physics. In this review we discuss the possible explanations for dark matter and the experimental observables which can eventually lead to the discovery of dark matter and its nature, and demonstrate the close interplay between the cosmological properties of the early Universe and the observables used to constrain

The neutronrich edge of the nuclear landscape: Experiment and theory. Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210421
Frédéric Nowacki, Alexandre Obertelli, Alfredo PovesIn this review, we describe the experimental facilities and methods which make it possible to produce and measure the properties of the extreme neutronrich nuclei. We then develop the theoretical framework that predicts and explains these properties; the shellmodel approach with largescale configuration interaction (mixing) SMCI, with special emphasis in the competition between the spherical mean

Experimental studies of the competition between fusion and quasifission in the formation of heavy and superheavy nuclei Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210128
D.J. Hinde, M. Dasgupta, E.C. SimpsonQuasifission competes with fusion, and can suppress the cross sections for formation of heavy elements by orders of magnitude. Its understanding is important both to map out opportunities to synthesise superheavy elements and isotopes, and to understand the nonequilibrium dynamics that controls heavy ion reactions. A review of experimental studies of quasifission is presented, summarising significant

Alphacluster transfer reactions: A tool for understanding stellar helium burning Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210301
Y.P. Shen, B. Guo, W.P. LiuNuclear processes not only generate the energy and drive the evolution of stars, but also are responsible for the synthesis of the elements in the Universe. Helium (4He, or α) is the second most abundant element after hydrogen, thus αparticle induced reactions such as (α,γ), (α,n) and (α,p) play a crucial role in nuclear astrophysics, especially for understanding stellar helium burning. Direct measurement

On the physics potential to study the gluon content of proton and deuteron at NICA SPD Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210301
A. Arbuzov, A. Bacchetta, M. Butenschoen, F.G. Celiberto, U. D’Alesio, M. Deka, I. Denisenko, M.G. Echevarria, A. Efremov, N.Ya. Ivanov, A. Guskov, A. Karpishkov, Ya. Klopot, B.A. Kniehl, A. Kotzinian, S. Kumano, J.P. Lansberg, KehFei Liu, O. TeryaevThe Spin Physics Detector (SPD) is a future multipurpose experiment foreseen to run at the NICA collider, which is currently under construction at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, Russia). The physics program of the experiment is based on collisions of longitudinally and transversely polarized protons and deuterons at s up to 27 GeV and luminosity up to 1032 cm−2 s−1. SPD will

Precision physics with inclusive QCD processes Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210301
Antonio PichThe inclusive production of hadrons through electroweak currents can be rigorously analysed with shortdistance theoretical tools. The associated observables are insensitive to the involved infrared behaviour of the strong interaction, allowing for very precise tests of Quantum Chromodynamics. The theoretical predictions for $\sigma(e^+e^\to\mathrm{hadrons})$ and the hadronic decay widths of the $\tau$

Modern meson spectroscopy: The fundamental role of unitarity Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210301
E. van Beveren, G. RuppThe importance of $S$matrix unitarity in realistic meson spectroscopy is reviewed, both its historical development and more recent applications. First the effects of imposing $S$matrix unitarity on meson resonances is demonstrated in both the elastic and the inelastic case. Then, the static quark model is revisited and its theoretical as well as phenomenological shortcomings are highlighted. A detailed

Casimir force on a light front Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210301
S.S. Chabysheva, J.R. HillerDepending on the point of view, the Casimir force arises from variation in the energy of the quantum vacuum as boundary conditions are altered or as an interaction between atoms in the materials that form these boundary conditions. Standard analyses of such configurations are usually done in terms of ordinary, equaltime (Minkowski) coordinates. However, physics is independent of the coordinate choice

Quenching of singleparticle strength from direct reactions with stable and rareisotope beams Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210101
T. Aumann, C. Barbieri, D. Bazin, C.A. Bertulani, A. Bonaccorso, W.H. Dickhoff, A. Gade, M. GómezRamos, B.P. Kay, A.M. Moro, T. Nakamura, A. Obertelli, K. Ogata, S. Paschalis, T. Uesaka1Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fachbereich Physik, Institut für Kernphysik, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany 2 GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany 3 Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, United Kingdom 4 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I20133 Milano, Italy 5 INFN, Sez. di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I20133

Diquark correlations in hadron physics: Origin, impact and evidence Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210101
M.Yu. Barabanov, M.A. Bedolla, W.K. Brooks, G.D. Cates, C. Chen, Y. Chen, E. Cisbani, M. Ding, G. Eichmann, R. Ent, J. Ferretti, R.W. Gothe, T. Horn, S. Liuti, C. Mezrag, A. Pilloni, A.J.R. Puckett, C.D. Roberts, P. Rossi, G. Salmé, E. Santopinto, J. Segovia, S.N. Syritsyn, M. Takizawa, E. TomasiGustafsson, P. Wein, B.B. WojtsekhowskiThe last decade has seen a marked shift in how the internal structure of hadrons is understood. Modern experimental facilities, new theoretical techniques for the continuum boundstate problem and progress with latticeregularised QCD have provided strong indications that soft quark+quark (diquark) correlations play a crucial role in hadron physics. For example, theory indicates that the appearance

Recent progress in laser spectroscopy of the actinides Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210101
Michael Block, Mustapha Laatiaoui, Sebastian RaederThe interest to perform laser spectroscopy in the heaviest elements arises from the strong impact of relativistic effects, electron correlations and quantum electrodynamics on their atomic structure. Once this atomic structure is well understood, laser spectroscopy also provides access to nuclear properties such as spins, mean square charge radii and electromagnetic moments in a nuclearmodel independent

What comes after the standard model? Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210101
M. KhlopovAbstract The standard model (SM) of elementary particles involves particle symmetry and the mechanism of its breaking. It finds no contradictions in the collider experiments, but appeals to extensions for solutions of its internal problems and in view of its evident incompleteness. The paradigm of the modern cosmology is based on inflationary models with baryosynthesis and dark matter/energy that involves

Color screening in quantum chromodynamics Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20210101
Alexei Bazavov, Johannes Heinrich WeberWe review lattice studies of the color screening in the quarkgluon plasma. We put the phenomena related to the color screening into the context of similar aspects of other physical systems (electromagnetic plasma or cold nuclear matter). We discuss the onset of the color screening and its signature and significance in the QCD transition region, and elucidate at which temperature and to which extent

Strongly coupled theories beyond the Standard Model Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20201101
Antonio Dobado, Domènec EspriuThis article presents a number of technical tools and results that may be instrumental to discern the nature of the Higgs particle. In scenarios where an additional strongly interacting sector is present in the electroweak theory resulting in a composite Higgs and longitudinal components of the massive gauge bosons, unitarity, analyticity and related techniques will be crucial to understand the properties

Quantum causality and the arrows of time and thermodynamics Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20201101
John F. Donoghue, Gabriel MenezesIn the understanding of the fundamental interactions, the origin of an arrow of time is viewed as problematic. However, quantum field theory has an arrow of causality, which tells us which time direction is the past lightcone and which is the future. This direction is tied to the conventions used in the quantization procedures. The different possible causal directions have related physics  in this

Heavyion storage rings and their use in precision experiments with highly charged ions Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20201101
Markus Steck, Yuri A. LitvinovStorage rings have been employed over three decades in various kinds of nuclear and atomic physics experiments with highly charged ions. Storage ring operation and precision physics experiments benefit from the availability of beam cooling which is common to nearly all facilities. The basic aspects of the storage ring components and the operation of the ring in various ionoptical modes as well as

Towards grounding nuclear physics in QCD Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
Christian Drischler, Wick Haxton, Kenneth McElvain, Emanuele Mereghetti, Amy Nicholson, Pavlos Vranas, André WalkerLoudExascale computing could soon enable a predictive theory of nuclear structure and reactions rooted in the Standard Model, with quantifiable and systematically improvable uncertainties. Such a predictive theory will help exploit experiments that use nucleons and nuclei as laboratories for testing the Standard Model and its limitations. Examples include direct dark matter detection, neutrinoless double

The DAMA project: Achievements, implications and perspectives Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
R. Bernabei, P. Belli, A. Bussolotti, F. Cappella, V. Caracciolo, R. Cerulli, C.J. Dai, A. d’Angelo, A. Di Marco, N. Ferrari, A. Incicchitti, X.H. Ma, A. Mattei, V. Merlo, F. Montecchia, X.D. Sheng, Z.P. YeAbstract Experimental observations and theoretical arguments at galactic and larger scales pointed out that a large fraction of the Universe is composed of Dark Matter (DM) particles. This has motivated the pioneer DAMA experimental efforts to investigate the presence of such particles in the galactic halo, by exploiting a model independent signature and very highly radiopure apparatus in deep underground

Direct CP violation in beauty and charm hadron decays Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
Ignacio Bediaga, Carla GöbelSince the discovery of CP violation more than 5 decades ago, this phenomenon is still attracting a lot of interest. Among the many fascinating aspects of this subject, this review is dedicated to direct CP violation in nonleptonic decays. The advances within the last decade have been enormous, driven by the increasingly large samples of b and chadron decays, and have led to very interesting results

Alternatives to Einstein’s General Relativity Theory Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
P.O. HessAbstract A Review on attempts to propose alternative theories to the General Relativity is presented. The restriction is on classical models/theories and comprise rather algebraic extensions of the theory of General Relativity. First, possible algebraic extensions of the space–time coordinates and metric extensions are presented, with a discussion of their problems and limits. The pseudocomplex General

Transverse spin effects in hard semiinclusive collisions Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
M. Anselmino, A. Mukherjee, A. VossenThe nucleons (protons and neutrons) are by far the most abundant form of matter in our visible Universe; they are composite particles made of quarks and gluons, the fundamental quanta of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD). The usual interpretation of the nucleon dynamics in high energy interactions is often limited to a simple onedimensional picture of a fast moving nucleon as a collection of colinearly

Double beta decay experiments at Canfranc Underground Laboratory Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
S. CebriánThe first activities of the Canfranc Underground Laboratory ("Laboratorio Subterr\'aneo de Canfranc", LSC) started in the mideighties in a railway tunnel located under the Spanish Pyrenees; since then, it has become an international multidisciplinary facility equipped with different services for underground science. The research activity at LSC is about Astroparticle Physics, dark matter searches

Novel heavyquark physics phenomena Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
S.J. Brodsky, G.I. Lykasov, A.V. Lipatov, J. SmieskoWe review the current understanding of heavy quark parton distributions in nucleons and their impact on deep inelastic scattering, collider physics, and other processes at high energies. The determination of the heavyquark parton distribution functions is particularly significant for the analysis of hard processes at LHC energies, including the forward rapidity high $x_\mathrm{F}$ domain. The contribution

Search for neutrinoless double beta decay with thermal detectors Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
M. Biassoni, O. CremonesiAbstract Neutrinoless doublebeta decay (0 ν β β ) is a hypothetical nuclear transition which violates leptonnumber conservation and is therefore forbidden by the Standard Model of particle physics. Its observation would unambiguously demonstrate that neutrinos are Majorana particles and would provide unique information about the ordering and absolute scale of neutrino masses. This would have fundamental

Heavy flavors under extreme conditions in high energy nuclear collisions Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
Jiaxing Zhao, Kai Zhou, Shile Chen, Pengfei ZhuangHeavy flavor hadrons have long been considered as a probe of the quark gluon plasma created in high energy nuclear collisions. In this paper we review the heavy flavor properties under extreme conditions and the realization in heavy ion experiments. After a short introduction on heavy flavor properties in vacuum, we emphasize the cold and hot nuclear matter effects on heavy flavors, including shadowing

Highluminosity Large Hadron Collider with lasercooled isoscalar ion beams Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
M.W. Krasny, A. Petrenko, W. PłaczekThis paper presents one of the case studies of the Gamma Factory initiative  a proposal of a new operation scheme of ion beams in the CERN accelerator complex. Its goal is to extend the scope and precision of the LHCbased research by complementing the protonproton collision programme with the highluminosity nucleusnucleus one. Its numerous physics highlights include studies of the exclusive Higgsboson

Low energy nuclear physics with active targets and time projection chambers Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200901
D. Bazin, T. Ahn, Y. Ayyad, S. BeceiroNovo, A.O. Macchiavelli, W. Mittig, J.S. RandhawaAbstract This article aims at covering various low energy nuclear physics themes that can benefit from taking advantage of active targets and time projection chambers. They are naturally oriented towards the study of shortlived radioactive nuclei, for which high efficiency and thick targets are necessary to boost the luminosity of the experiments due to the weak intensity of the available beams. The

Towards the hadronquark continuity via a topology change in compact stars Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200701
YongLiang Ma, Mannque RhoWe construct a generalized EFT approach to dense compactstar matter that exploits the CCP for hadronquark continuity at high density, hidden topology and hidden symmetries of QCD. No LandauGinzburgWilsoniantype phase transition is involved. The microscopic DoF of QCD possibly intervening at high baryonic density are traded in for fractionalized topological objects. Essential in the description

Status of the determination of the electronneutrino mass Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200701
Amand FaesslerAbstract (1) The classical way to determine the electron antineutrino mass is the single Beta Decay of Tritium [3H → 3He + e − + ν e c ] (Particle Physics Booklet, 2014; Aker et al., 2019). This special decay is favored by the small Qvalue Q = 18 . 5737 ± 0.00025 keV (Aker et al., 2019). Presently KATRIN (Aker et al., 2019) yields an upper limit of 1.1 eV (90% CL) for the neutrino mass the best result

Strong coupling constant and quark masses from lattice QCD Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200701
Javad Komijani, Peter Petreczky, Johannes Heinrich WeberWe review lattice determinations of the charm and bottom quark masses and the strong coupling constant obtained by different methods. We explain how effective field theory approaches, such as NonRelativistic QCD (NRQCD), potential NonRelativistic QCD (pNRQCD), Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET) and Heavy Meson rooted AllStaggered Chiral Perturbation Theory (HMrAS$\chi$PT) can help in these determinations

Smallscale structure of fuzzy and axionlike dark matter Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. (IF 16.281) Pub Date : 20200701
Jens C. NiemeyerAxionlike particle (ALP) dark matter shows distinctive behavior on scales where wavelike effects dominate over selfgravity. Ultralight axions are candidates for fuzzy dark matter (FDM) whose de Broglie wavelength in virialized halos reaches scales of kiloparsecs. Important features of FDM scenarios are the formation of solitonic halo cores, suppressed smallscale perturbations, and enhanced gravitational