The search for proton decay

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The conservation of the quantum number called baryon number, like lepton (or family) number, is an empirical fact even though there are very good reasons to expect otherwise. Experimentalists have been searching for baryon number violating decays of the proton and neutron for decades now without success. Theorists have evolved deep understanding of the relationship between the natural forces in the development of various Grand Unified Theories (GUTs) that nearly universally predict baryon number violating proton decay, or related phenomena like n-{bar n} oscillations. With this in mind, the Proton Decay Working Group reviewed the current experimental and theoretical status ... continued below

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Haines, T.; Kaneyuki, K.; McGrew, C.; Mohapatra, R.; Peterson, E. & Cline, D. B. December 1994.

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  • Haines, T. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Kaneyuki, K. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • McGrew, C. California Univ., Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  • Mohapatra, R. Maryland Univ. (United States). Dept. of Physics
  • Peterson, E. Minnesota Univ. (United States). Dept. of Physics
  • Cline, D. B. California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics

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The conservation of the quantum number called baryon number, like lepton (or family) number, is an empirical fact even though there are very good reasons to expect otherwise. Experimentalists have been searching for baryon number violating decays of the proton and neutron for decades now without success. Theorists have evolved deep understanding of the relationship between the natural forces in the development of various Grand Unified Theories (GUTs) that nearly universally predict baryon number violating proton decay, or related phenomena like n-{bar n} oscillations. With this in mind, the Proton Decay Working Group reviewed the current experimental and theoretical status of the search for baryon number violation with an eye to the advancement in the next decade.

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  • Snowmass 94: particle and astrophysics in the next millenium, Snowmass, CO (United States), 29 Jun - 14 Jul 1994

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-1822
  • Report No.: CONF-9406269--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 106465
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625697

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Haines, T.; Kaneyuki, K.; McGrew, C.; Mohapatra, R.; Peterson, E. & Cline, D. B. The search for proton decay, article, December 1994; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625697/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.