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Title: Intrinsic Electric Dipole Moments of Paramagnetic Atoms: Rubidium and Cesium
Authors: Nataraj, H. S
Sahoo, B. K
Das, B. P
Mukherjee, D
Keywords: Physics - Atomic Physics;High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: The American Physical Society.
Citation: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 101, No. 3, pp. 101, 033002
Abstract: The electric dipole moment (EDM) of paramagnetic atoms is sensitive to the intrinsic EDM contribution from that of its constituent electrons and a scalar--pseudo-scalar (S-PS) electron-nucleus interactions. The electron EDM and the S-PS EDM contribution to atomic EDM scales as Z^3. Thus, the heavy paramagnetic atomic systems will exhibit large enhancement factors. However, the nature of the coupling is so small that it becomes an interest of high precision atomic experiments. In this work, we have computed the EDM enhancement factors of the ground states of Rb and Cs due to both the electron EDM and the S-PS EDM using the relativistic coupled-cluster (RCC) theory. The importance of obtaining the precise enhancement factors and the experimental results in deducing a reliable limit on the electron EDM is emphasized.
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