Using molecules to measure nuclear spin-dependent parity violation

D. Demille, S. B. Cahn, D. Murphree, D. A. Rahmlow, M. G. Kozlov

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Nuclear spin-dependent parity violation arises from weak interactions between electrons and nucleons and from nuclear anapole moments. We outline a method to measure such effects, using a Stark-interference technique to determine the mixing between opposite-parity rotational/hyperfine levels of ground-state molecules. The technique is applicable to nuclei over a wide range of atomic number, in diatomic species that are theoretically tractable for interpretation. This should provide data on anapole moments of many nuclei and on previously unmeasured neutral weak couplings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number023003
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 17 2008

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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