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.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1970|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics