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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A new avenue in the search for CP violation: Mössbauer spectroscopy of 227Ac
Author(s): Scheck, Marcus
Chapman, Robert
Dobaczewski, Jacek
Ederer, Claude
Ivanov, Peter
Lorusso, Guiseppe
O'Donnell, David
Schröder, Christian
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Keywords: Quadrupole-octupole coupling
CP-violating moments
Mossbauer spectroscopy
Quadrupole splitting
Nuclear Zeeman effect
Date Deposited: 25-Apr-2023
Citation: Scheck M, Chapman R, Dobaczewski J, Ederer C, Ivanov P, Lorusso G, O'Donnell D & Schröder C (2023) A new avenue in the search for CP violation: Mössbauer spectroscopy of 227Ac. <i>European Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei</i>.
Abstract: This work proposes a new avenue in the search for CP-violating odd-electric and even-magnetic nuclear moments. A promising candidate to find such moments in the ground state is the quadrupole-deformed and octupole-correlated nucleus 227-actinium. In this nucleus, the 27.4-keV E1 transition that connects the 3/2+ parity-doublet partner and the 3/2− ground state is perfectly suited to apply the sensitive technique of recoil-free selfabsorption, commonly known as Mössbauer spectroscopy. In this experimental approach, the lifetime of the 3/2+ upper parity-doublet partner allows an estimate of the lower limit of ΔE = 2 · Γγ = 23.7(1) × 10−9 eV for the achievable energy resolution to be made. This resolution must be exceeded by the interaction of a CP-violating moment and the corresponding multipole moment of the field distribution in the lattice. This work presents the first ideas for patterns caused by CP-violating moments on the expected quadrupole splitting and nuclear Zeeman effect.
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