An improved experimental limit on the electric dipole moment of the neutron

Baker, C A, Doyle, D D, Geltenbort, P, Green, K, van der Grinten, M G D, Harris, P G, Iaydjiev, P, Ivanov, S N, May, D J R, Pendlebury, J M, Richardson, J D, Shiers, D and Smith, K F (2006) An improved experimental limit on the electric dipole moment of the neutron. Physical Review Letters, 97 (13). p. 131801.

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Abstract

An experimental search for an electric dipole moment (EDM) of the neutron has been carried out at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble. Spurious signals from magnetic-field fluctuations were reduced to insignificance by the use of a cohabiting atomic-mercury magnetometer. Systematic uncertainties, including geometric-phase-induced false EDMs, have been carefully studied. The results may be interpreted as an upper limit on the neutron EDM of |dn|

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Involved in various aspects of development of experiment. Responsible for some running. Wrote all software for data acquisition, control, analysis. Did detailed systematics analysis jointly with Pendlebury. Did all simulations and fitting for geometric-phase corrections. Wrote majority of paper. This paper, like predecessor, expected to earn hundreds of citations.
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Philip Harris
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:08
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 05:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24233

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