Physics – Observing Matter-Antimatter Oscillations

Physics – Observing Matter-Antimatter Oscillations

Observations are easier when the oscillation period is comparable to the lifetime. This is the case for the K and B systems, where the phenomenon is now well studied. On the other hand, for the Bs system, the oscillations are very fast and experiments required exquisite time resolution to finally resolve them. For the D case, there is little time for the rather slow oscillations to have an effect before the particles decay, and sufficiently high measurement statistics are key to a successful observation.

 

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