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dc.contributor.authorChan, Chuan-Tsung, 1965-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-07T00:14:08Z
dc.date.available2009-10-07T00:14:08Z
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier.otherb38920347en_US
dc.identifier.other37624439en_US
dc.identifier.otherThesis 45256en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/9708
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 1996en_US
dc.description.abstractThe electric dipole moments of nucleons (NEDM, $d\sb{N}$) are calculated using the method of QCD sum rules. Our calculations are based on the parity ($/\!\!\!P$) and time reversal ($/\!\!\!T$) violating parameter $\bar\Theta$ in QCD and establish a functional dependence of the NEDM on $\bar\Theta$, without assuming a perturbative expansion of this symmetry breaking parameter. The results obtained from the QCD sum rules approach are shown to be consistent with the general symmetry constraints on $/\!\!\!P$ and $/\!\!\!T$ in QCD; including the necessity of quark masses, spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking, and the $U\sb{A}$(1) anomaly. Given the current experimental upper bound on the neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM), $d\sb{n}\le 10\sp{-26}e\cdot cm$, we find $\bar\Theta\le 10\sp{-10}$. This is compatible with previous calculations of nEDM using different techniques.en_US
dc.format.extentx, 133 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subject.otherTheses--Physicsen_US
dc.titleNeutron electric dipole moment from QCD sum rulesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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