2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
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Measurement of the Stark Shift of the 7s-8s Transition in Francium

Jun 3, 2019, 2:15 PM
HC 114 (Simon Fraser University)

HC 114

Simon Fraser University

Oral not-in-competition (Graduate Student) / Orale non-compétitive (Étudiant(e) du 2e ou 3e cycle) Nuclear Physics / Physique nucléaire (DNP-DPN) M2-2 Fundamental Symmetries (DNP) | Symétries fondamentales (DPN)


Tim Hucko (University of Manitoba)


Francium is an ideal candidate for atomic parity nonconservation (APNC) measurements, since APNC effects scale roughly with a $Z^3$ dependence. Knowledge of francium's atomic structure is key to interpreting APNC measurements, and can be studied through properties such as the Stark shift of the $7s\rightarrow8s$ transition. In our experiment we use magneto-optical traps to suspend francium atoms in vacuum between indium tin oxide coated field plates to measure the Stark shift. In this talk I will discuss our latest measurement for the single photon Stark shift of the $7s\rightarrow8s$ transition in francium 211.

We gratefully acknowledge UMGF and GETS support by the University of Manitoba.

Primary author

Tim Hucko (University of Manitoba)

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