Nuclear anapole moment interaction in BaF from relativistic coupled-cluster theory

Yongliang Hao, Miroslav Iliaš, Ephraim Eliav, Peter Schwerdtfeger, Victor V. Flambaum, Anastasia Borschevsky

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We present high-accuracy relativistic coupled-cluster calculations of the P-odd interaction coefficient WA describing the nuclear anapole moment effect on the molecular electronic structure. The molecule under study, BaF, is considered a promising candidate for the measurement of the nuclear anapole moment, and the preparation for the experiment is now underway [E. Altuntaş, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 142501 (2018)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.120.142501]. The influence of various computational parameters (size of the basis set, treatment of relativistic effects, and treatment of electron correlation) on the calculated WA coefficient is investigated and a recommended value of 147.7Hz with an estimated uncertainty of 1.5% is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032510
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
StatePublished - 27 Sep 2018


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Centre for Advanced Study
Matej Bel University in Banska
Agentúra na Podporu Výskumu a Vývoja
Vedecká Grantová Agentúra MŠVVaŠ SR a SAVVEGA 1/0737/17, APVV-15-0105
European Regional Development Fund


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