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Seeking the Fourth Property of Electrons
Researchers at the Peter Grünberg Institute are trying, in collaboration with colleagues from the USA and the Czech Republic, to establish proof of an electric dipole moment in electrons.  Its existence is a precondition for the accuracy of several theories in physics, connected, for example, with the origin of the universe.  In order to improve the accuracy of previous measurements, researchers have produced a new ceramic material with the help of the Jülich Supercomputer JUROPA.

Original publication:A multiferroic material to search for the permanent electric dipole moment of the electron;
K. Z. Rushchanskii et al.;
Nature Materials (2010), DOI: 10.1038/NMAT2799

Press release:   Researchers Seeking the Fourth Property of Electrons

Young investigator’s group:  Computational Nanoferronics Laboratory

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