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Experimental studies of the Pauli Exclusion Principle violation by electrons--- The VIP2 experiment.

Sperandio L. per la Collaborazione VIP
  Giovedì 14/09   09:00 - 11:30   Aula A208   I - Fisica nucleare e subnucleare
Although the Pauli Exclusion Principle (PEP) represents a fundamental principle of modern physics, it is extremely important to test the possible limits of its validity. We present a method of searching for small violation of PEP by electrons through the search of PEP-forbidden X-ray transitions in copper atoms, realized by "fresh" electrons introduced in a copper target by circulating a current. We present and discuss the final results obtained by VIP, and the first results obtained with the VIP2 experiment, a major upgrade of VIP, running at the underground LNGS laboratory of INFN.