Article published describing hyperfine structure of oriented polar molecules and details proposed EDM3 experimental method.
Insert coldhead into vacuum system and create first cryogenic Ar solid.
Acquired and tested three laser systems: an ECDL with a wavelength tunable from 790 to 870 nm for spectroscopy of BaF embedded in solid Ar, a stabilized HeNe (632 nm) for interferometry, and a Nd:YAG green laser with a power of 500 mW for photoluminescence.
Complete vacuum system to house the experiment.
First attempt at Ar annealing.
Finish renovation on new 2000 square-foot laboratory space.
Isotopically pure 138Ba19F observed from an electrospray source.