Low energy signatures of nonlocal field theories

A. Belenchia*, D.M.T. Benincasa, E. Martín-Martínez, M. Saravani

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Abstract

The response of inertial particle detectors coupled to a scalar field satisfying nonlocal dynamics described by nonanalytic functions of the d’Alembertian operator

is studied. We show that spontaneous emission processes of a low energy particle detector are very sensitive to high-energy nonlocality scales. This allows us to suggest a nuclear physics experiment (

MeV
energy scales) that outperforms the sensitivity of LHC experiments by many orders of magnitude. This may have implications for the falsifiability of theoretical proposals of quantum gravity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D Online
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2016

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