Measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment using YbF molecules: methods and data analysis

@article{Kara2012MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment using YbF molecules: methods and data analysis},
  author={Dhiren M. Kara and I. J. Smallman and James Hudson and B E Sauer and M R Tarbutt and E. A. Hinds},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={103051}
}
We recently reported a new measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment using YbF molecules (Hudson et al 2011 Nature 473 493). Here, we give a more detailed description of the methods used to make this measurement, along with a fuller analysis of the data. We show how our methods isolate the electric dipole moment from imperfections in the experiment that might mimic it. We describe the systematic errors that we discovered, and the small corrections that we made to account for these… Expand
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