Search for a permanent EDM using laser cooled radioactive atom

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

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The search for the electric-dipole moment (EDM) of laser-cooled francium (Fr) atoms could lead to a measurement for the electron EDM. It is predicted that the electron EDM would be enhanced by approximately three orders of magnitude in heavy atoms such as Fr. Laser-cooling and trapping techniques are expected to suppress statistical and systematic errors in precision measurements. The magneto-optical trap was achieved using stable rubidium in a developing factory of laser-cooled radioactive atoms. In light of the results from the rubidium experiments, we found that an upgrade of each apparatus is preferred for Fr trapping.

Original languageEnglish
Article number05009
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2013 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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