Advanced cold molecule electron EDM
1 Yale University Department of Physics, New Haven, CT, USA
2 University of California Department of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
3 Harvard University Department of Physics, Cambridge, MA, USA
4 Universität Innsbruck Institut für Experimentalphysik, Innsbruck, Austria
5 York University Department of Physics and Astronomy, Toronto, ON, Canada
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Measurement of a non-zero electric dipole moment (EDM) of the electron within a few orders of magnitude of the current best limit of |de| < 1.05 × 10−27 e⋅cm  would be an indication of physics beyond the Standard Model. The ACME Collaboration is searching for an electron EDM by performing a precision measurement of electron spin precession in the metastable H3Δ1 state of thorium monoxide (ThO) using a slow, cryogenic beam. We discuss the current status of the experiment. Based on a data set acquired from 14 hours of running time over a period of 2 days, we have achieved a 1-sigma statistical uncertainty of δde = 1 × 10−28 e⋅cm/√T, where T is the running time in days.
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