Combined Search for Lorentz Violation in Short-Range Gravity

C.G. Shao, Y.J. Tan, W.H. Tan, S.Q. Yang, J. Luo, Michael Tobar, Q.G. Bailey, J.C. Long, E. Weisman, R. Xu, V.A. Kostelecký

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    Abstract

    © 2016 American Physical Society. Short-range experiments testing the gravitational inverse-square law at the submillimeter scale offer uniquely sensitive probes of Lorentz invariance. A combined analysis of results from the short-range gravity experiments HUST-2015, HUST-2011, IU-2012, and IU-2002 permits the first independent measurements of the 14 nonrelativistic coefficients for Lorentz violation in the pure-gravity sector at the level of 10-9 m2, improving by an order of magnitude the sensitivity to numerous types of Lorentz violation involving quadratic curvature derivatives and curvature couplings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)071102-1 - 071102-6
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume117
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2016

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