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Revisiting parity nonconservation in cesium.

Authors
  • Dzuba, V A
  • Berengut, J C
  • Flambaum, V V
  • Roberts, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical Review Letters
Publisher
American Physical Society
Publication Date
Nov 16, 2012
Volume
109
Issue
20
Pages
203003–203003
Identifiers
PMID: 23215482
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We apply the sum-over-states approach to calculate partial contributions to parity nonconservation (PNC) in cesium [Porsev, Beloy, and Drevianko, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 181601 (2009)]. We find significant corrections to two nondominating terms coming from the contribution of the core and highly excited states (n>9, the so called tail). When these differences are taken into account the result of Porsev et al., E(PNC)=0.8906(24)×10(-11)i(-Q(W)/N) changes to 0.8977 (40), coming into good agreement with our previous calculations, 0.8980 (45). The interpretation of the PNC measurements in cesium still indicates reasonable agreement with the standard model (1.5σ); however, it gives new constraints on physics beyond it.

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