An experiment to search for an electric dipole moment in the 3 P 2 metastable state of xenon

M. A. Player, P. G.H. Sandars

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Abstract

The authors describe an atomic beam resonance experiment to search for an electric dipole movement in the 3 P 2 metastable state in xenon. The experiment avoids the ' nu *E' difficulty of earlier work by using an atomic state which has a high differential polarizability. Small residual effects are cancelled by comparison between xenon and krypton. The result is interpreted to give a limit on the electric dipole moment of the electron mod d e mod =(0.7+or-2.2)*10 -24 e cm at 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1620-1635
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Volume3
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1970

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An experiment to search for an electric dipole moment in the 3 P 2 metastable state of xenon. / Player, M. A.; Sandars, P. G.H.

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Vol. 3, No. 12, 12.1970, p. 1620-1635.

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