Observation of a Large Atomic Parity Violation Effect in Ytterbium

Title:
Observation of a Large Atomic Parity Violation Effect in Ytterbium
Authors:
Tsigutkin, Konstantin; Dounas-Frazer, D.; Family, A.; Stalnaker, Jason E.; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Budker, D.
Abstract:
Atomic parity violation has been observed in the 6s2 S01→5d6s D13 408-nm forbidden transition of ytterbium. The parity-violating amplitude is found to be 2 orders of magnitude larger than in cesium, where the most precise experiments to date have been performed. This is in accordance with theoretical predictions and constitutes the largest atomic parity-violating amplitude yet observed. This also opens the way to future measurements of neutron distributions and anapole moments by comparing parity-violating amplitudes for various isotopes and hyperfine components of the transition.
Citation:
Tsigutkin, K., D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J.E. Stalnaker, et al. 2009. "Observation of a Large Atomic Parity Violation Effect in Ytterbium." Physical Review Letters 103(7): 071601-1-4.
DATE ISSUED:
2009
Department:
Physics and Astronomy
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.071601
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309505; 071601-1

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dc.contributor.authorTsigutkin, Konstantinen_US
dc.contributor.authorDounas-Frazer, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFamily, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStalnaker, Jason E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYashchuk, Valeriy V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBudker, D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:11:04Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:11:04Zen
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.citationTsigutkin, K., D. Dounas-Frazer, A. Family, J.E. Stalnaker, et al. 2009. "Observation of a Large Atomic Parity Violation Effect in Ytterbium." Physical Review Letters 103(7): 071601-1-4.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309505en
dc.identifier.uri071601-1en_US
dc.description.abstractAtomic parity violation has been observed in the 6s2 S01→5d6s D13 408-nm forbidden transition of ytterbium. The parity-violating amplitude is found to be 2 orders of magnitude larger than in cesium, where the most precise experiments to date have been performed. This is in accordance with theoretical predictions and constitutes the largest atomic parity-violating amplitude yet observed. This also opens the way to future measurements of neutron distributions and anapole moments by comparing parity-violating amplitudes for various isotopes and hyperfine components of the transition.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.071601en_US
dc.subject.departmentPhysics and Astronomyen_US
dc.titleObservation of a Large Atomic Parity Violation Effect in Ytterbiumen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalPhysical Review Lettersen_US
dc.identifier.volume103en_US
dc.identifier.issue7en_US
dc.identifier.startpagenullen_US
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