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Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 236, Issue 1–3, pp 53–58 | Cite as

Magneto-optical trapping of radioactive atoms for test of the fundamental symmetries

  • Hirokazu KawamuraEmail author
  • S. Ando
  • T. Aoki
  • H. Arikawa
  • K. Harada
  • T. Hayamizu
  • T. Inoue
  • T. Ishikawa
  • M. Itoh
  • K. Kato
  • L. Köhler
  • J. Mathis
  • K. Sakamoto
  • A. Uchiyama
  • Y. Sakemi
Article

Abstract

We are planning test experiments of fundamental symmetries based on the intrinsic properties of francium. It is expected that the laser cooling and trapping of francium will produce precision measurements. The pilot experiment using rubidium was performed with the goal of francium trapping. The ion beam generated with a francium ion source was investigated using a Wien filter. Each piece of equipment still must be studied in more detail, and the equipment should be upgraded in order to trap radioactive atoms.

Keywords

Francium Magneto-optical trap Wien filter Standard model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirokazu Kawamura
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • S. Ando
    • 2
  • T. Aoki
    • 2
  • H. Arikawa
    • 2
  • K. Harada
    • 2
  • T. Hayamizu
    • 2
  • T. Inoue
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Ishikawa
    • 2
  • M. Itoh
    • 2
  • K. Kato
    • 2
  • L. Köhler
    • 2
  • J. Mathis
    • 2
  • K. Sakamoto
    • 2
  • A. Uchiyama
    • 2
  • Y. Sakemi
    • 2
  1. 1.Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary SciencesTohoku UniversityMiyagiJapan
  2. 2.Cyclotron and Radioisotope CenterTohoku UniversityMiyagiJapan

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