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Anapole moment of a chiral molecule revisited

TitleAnapole moment of a chiral molecule revisited
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsFukuyama, T, Momose, T, Nomura, D
JournalEUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL D
Volume69
Pagination264
Date PublishedDEC 3
ISSN1434-6060
Abstract

Parity violation in a chiral, four-atom molecule is discussed. Given the geometrical positions of the four atoms, we calculate the anapole moment of it. This problem was first discussed by Khriplovich and Pospelov {[}I.B. Khriplovich, M.E. Pospelov, Z. Phys. D 17, 81 ( 1990)]. We give a detailed derivation for it so that it can be more accessible to wider range of scientists. We correct errors in their results and generalize their initial state to broken vertical bar s1/2 > and broken vertical bar p1/2 > states. We also discuss realistic candidates of the chiral molecules to which this approach can be applied.

DOI10.1140/epjd/e2015-60284-3