Studies of the weak interaction in atomic systems: towards measurements of atomic parity non-conservation in francium
Tests of the standard model of particle physics should be carried out over the widest possible range of energies. Here we present our plans and progress for an atomic parity non-conservation experiment using the heaviest alkali, francium (Z = 87), which has no stable isotope. Low-energy tests of this kind have sensitivity complementary to higher energy searches, e.g. at the large hadron collider.
- Publication Type
- Journal Article
- Year of Publication
- Quantum Science and Technology
Orozco Research Group