PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 414 - 41st International Conference on High Energy physics (ICHEP2022) - Beyond the Standard Model
Testing CPT symmetry in ortho-positronium decays with J-PET detector
A. Gajos*  on behalf of the J-PET Collaboration
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Pre-published on: November 06, 2022
Published on: June 15, 2023
Search for possible violation of combined charge, parity, and time-reversal symmetries is yet another approach
for a test of New Physics, therefore a bound state of electron and positron (positronium) as the lightest
matter-antimatter system and at the same time an eigenstate of the C and P operators is an unique probe in such endeavour.
The test is performed by measurement of angular correlations in the annihilations of the lightest leptonic bound system.
With the Jagiellonian Positron Emission Tomograph (J-PET) we have collected an unprecedented range
of kinematical configurations of exclusively-recorded annihilations of the positronium triplet state
(ortho-positronium) into three photons.
Employing a novel technique for estimation of positronium spin axis on the basis of a single event,
we determined the complete distribution of an angular correlation between spin and annihilation plane
of ortho-positronium. We present recently published result of determined expectation value
of this correlation at the precision level of $10^{-4}$, with an over three-fold improvement on the previous measurement.
We discuss also the prospects for reaching the precision level of $10^{-5}$ with the CPT symmetry test at the J-PET detector.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.414.0172
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