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Title: Possibility of 0-g-factor paramagnetic molecules for measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment

Abstract

The electric-field-dependent g factor of the ground state of {sup 2}{pi}{sub 1/2} molecules is predicted cross zero at a specific value of electric field. Furthermore, Edg/dE evaluated at this field is expected to be small, allowing for extremely precise zeroing of the molecular magnetic moment. For the PbF molecule, we estimate this field to be 68 kV/cm. If this prediction is correct, PbF could provide a uniquely sensitive probe of the electric dipole moment of the electron.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20787005
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.034102; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ELECTRIC DIPOLE MOMENTS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRONS; GROUND STATES; LANDE FACTOR; LEAD FLUORIDES; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; MOLECULES; PARAMAGNETISM

Citation Formats

Shafer-Ray, Neil E. Possibility of 0-g-factor paramagnetic molecules for measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Shafer-Ray, Neil E. Possibility of 0-g-factor paramagnetic molecules for measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Shafer-Ray, Neil E. Wed . "Possibility of 0-g-factor paramagnetic molecules for measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20787005,
title = {Possibility of 0-g-factor paramagnetic molecules for measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment},
author = {Shafer-Ray, Neil E.},
abstractNote = {The electric-field-dependent g factor of the ground state of {sup 2}{pi}{sub 1/2} molecules is predicted cross zero at a specific value of electric field. Furthermore, Edg/dE evaluated at this field is expected to be small, allowing for extremely precise zeroing of the molecular magnetic moment. For the PbF molecule, we estimate this field to be 68 kV/cm. If this prediction is correct, PbF could provide a uniquely sensitive probe of the electric dipole moment of the electron.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 3,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}