Month: December 2016

CUSTIPEN-IMP-PKU Workshop on Physics of Exotic Nuclei

I was asked to give a talk on “The Search for Electric Dipole Moments¬†Using Octupole-Deformed Nuclei” @ the¬†Workshop on Physics of Exotic Nuclei in Huizhou, Guandong, China. This is the first public talk I’ve given on our concept for a Protactinium-229 EDM search in the FRIB era. While in China, I also had a chance ...

Measuring the Yb Atomic Beam Flux

  On Monday, December 5th the SADiCS team led by Kristen Parzuchowski performed an improved Yb flux measurement. Several improvements were implemented including covering the measurement chamber with a non-reflective black foil to reduce stray light and conducting a more precise scan over wavelengths to find the resonance wavelength of Yb. This measurement took the ...

Fluorescence Spectrum of Impurities in Sapphire

  In the week of Dec. 5th a first analysis of the background of a sapphire substrate was performed. The measurements were performed be Evan Ryan, an undergrad working for the SADiCS project. The graph below shows the scattering and fluorescence response of impurities within the sapphire substrate when illuminated with light at a wavelength ...