Laser-cooled radioactive francium factory at CYRIC

Hirokazu Kawamura, H. Arikawa, S. Ezure, K. Harada, T. Hayamizu, T. Inoue, T. Ishikawa, M. Itoh, T. Kato, T. Sato, T. Aoki, T. Furukawa, A. Hatakeyama, K. Hatanaka, K. Imai, T. Murakami, H. S. Nataraj, Y. Shimizu, T. Wakasa, H. P. YoshidaY. Sakemi

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A factory of laser-cooled francium (Fr) atoms is being developed to search for the electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron. The factory has achieved the production of Fr ions of 9×105 particles/s and transport with a transmission efficiency of 2%. In pilot experiments, the magneto-optical trapping of rubidium (Rb) has been performed using a new ion-to-atom converter. To achieve the Fr trap, the development and design of each of the factory's components are in progress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-585
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue numberPART B
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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