Experimental search for the electron electric dipole moment with laser cooled francium atoms

T. Inoue, S. Ando, T. Aoki, H. Arikawa, S. Ezure, K. Harada, T. Hayamizu, T. Ishikawa, M. Itoh, K. Kato, H. Kawamura, A. Uchiyama, T. Aoki, K. Asahi, T. Furukawa, A. Hatakeyama, K. Hatanaka, K. Imai, T. Murakami, H. S. NatarajT. Sato, Y. Shimizu, T. Wakasa, H. P. Yoshida, A. Yoshimi, Y. Sakemi

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    Abstract

    A laser cooled heavy atom is one of the candidates to search for the permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron due to the enhancement mechanism and its long coherence time. The laser cooled francium (Fr) factory has been constructed to perform the electron EDM search at the Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University. The present status of Fr production and the EDM measurement system is presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)157-162
    Number of pages6
    JournalHyperfine Interactions
    Volume231
    Issue number1-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

    Keywords

    • CP violation
    • Electric dipole moment
    • Laser cooling
    • Radioactive atom

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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