Eric Cornell, JILA, NIST, and University of Colorado
Searching for the Electron's Electric Dipole Moment in Trapped Molecular Ions
Physics Division Colloquium - 20 Apr 2007

The current experimental upper bound on the electron electric dipole moment (eEDM) already cuts into the natural scale predicted by supersymmetry. I'll discuss an ongoing experiment in our lab to push experimental sensitivity down some two orders of magnitude. The effective electric fields inside a molecule can be thousands of times larger than in free space. A molecule with unpaired electron spin serves as our high-field lab for this benchtop particle physics experiment.

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