Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 197–202

Possibilities for francium spectroscopy in a light trap

  • J. A. Behr
  • S. B. Cahn
  • S. B. Dutta
  • A. Görlitz
  • A. Ghosh
  • G. Gwinner
  • L. A. Orozco
  • G. D. Sprouse
  • F. Xu
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00567264

Cite this article as:
Behr, J.A., Cahn, S.B., Dutta, S.B. et al. Hyperfine Interact (1993) 81: 197. doi:10.1007/BF00567264

Abstract

An experimental program is under way to capture neutral francium atoms in a magneto-optic trap. Production and transport of the radioactive Fr atoms near to the trapping region have been tested, with a steady state of 107 atoms. If one hundred atoms are captured from the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution into a magneto-optic trap, this will be a sufficient number for spectroscopy of the unknown excited states. These measurements would then open the path to investigations of parity-violating transitions in francium.

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© J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Behr
    • 1
  • S. B. Cahn
    • 1
  • S. B. Dutta
    • 1
  • A. Görlitz
    • 1
  • A. Ghosh
    • 1
  • G. Gwinner
    • 1
  • L. A. Orozco
    • 1
  • G. D. Sprouse
    • 1
  • F. Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSUNYStony BrookUSA