Atomic parity non-conservation: the francium anapole project of the FrPNC collaboration at TRIUMF Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a method for measuring the nuclear anapole in a string of francium isotopes. The anapole is a parity non-conserving electromagnetic moment that enables parity-forbidden transitions between ground state hyperfine levels of an atom. The experiment is run by the FrPNC collaboration and relies on a beam of artificially-produced francium from the ISAC facility at TRIUMF. 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Aubin, S., Behr, J. A., Collister, R., Flambaum, V. V., Gomez, E., Gwinner, G., ... Zhao, Y.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Aubin, S||Behr, JA||Collister, R||Flambaum, VV||Gomez, E||Gwinner, G||Jackson, KP||Melconian, D||Orozco, LA||Pearson, MR||Sheng, D||Sprouse, GD||Tandecki, M||Zhang, J||Zhao, Y

publication date

  • March 2013