Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 196, Issue 1–3, pp 261–267 | Cite as

Radium ion: a candidate for measuring atomic parity violation

  • P. Mandal
  • A. Sen
  • M. Mukherjee


Parity Non Conservation (PNC) in atomic systems can be observed in experiments using a single trapped ion and intense laser fields. The original proposal is based on a single barium ion. Here, we study the feasibility for carrying out similar experiment with a single radium ion. Since the PNC effect in atomic system increases faster than the Z 3, where Z is the atomic number, radium is a natural choice. The advantages and disadvantages of measuring atomic parity violation in radium ion are discussed.


Atomic parity violation Ion trapping Laser cooling Light-shift Nuclear anapole moment 


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  1. 1.Raman Center for Atomic Molecular and Optical SciencesIndian Association for the Cultivation of ScienceKolkataIndia

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