16.12.10 17:15

An unusual application of Multiferroics: Search for a permanent electric dipole moment of electron

M. Lezaic (Jülich)

In physics beyond the Standard model the permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of an electron plays an important role: it would violate time-reversal symmetry leading to charge-parity symmetry violation and as a consequence, would act as a source of the pronounced asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the visible Universe. The talk will present a multidisciplinary study including theoretical solid state design, consequent synthesis and characterization of a multiferroic material with characteristics optimized for a search for electron's EDM [1].

[1] K. Z. Rushchanskii et al, Nature Materials 9, 649–654 (2010)


(Seminarraum I)

Kategorie: Kolloquium