Guide to the ACME EDM Experiment: Differential Measurements to the Extreme

In our overview¬†of the ACME experiment, we outlined the broad method of the experiment: we measure the deformation in the shape of the electron by performing spin precession on the molecule ThO. In the post about atomic structure, we outlined the basics of energy levels in a molecule, as well as that of ThO itself. … Continue reading “Guide to the ACME EDM Experiment: Differential Measurements to the Extreme”

Guide to the ACME EDM Experiment: Atomic Structure

In the first two general articles I wrote about the ACME EDM experiment, I outlined the basic goal of the experiment (to measure the electron electric dipole moment) and the broad principle of how we accomplish that (by performing a spin precession measurement on a molecule in an electric field). Here, I will get into … Continue reading “Guide to the ACME EDM Experiment: Atomic Structure”

Guide to the ACME EDM Experiment: A Simple Overview

A shorter introduction to the ACME EDM experiment can be found here. In the first introductory post of this series I outlined the immense precision of the ACME experiment in measuring the electron’s “shape.” A natural followup question¬†is, how did we do that? In this post I will outline the basic measurement scheme in our … Continue reading “Guide to the ACME EDM Experiment: A Simple Overview”

Introducing the ACME EDM Experiment

Update, October 2018: This has now been superseded by a more informative and streamlined introduction here: Introducing the ACME EDM Experiment. It’s been almost two months since I last updated this blog, and the reason is because I’ve been utterly busy with both my courses and all the research going on in my experiment. As … Continue reading “Introducing the ACME EDM Experiment”