Peter I Porshnev
The measurement of electric dipole moment in storage rings can potentially exceed the sensitivity of tests with neutral systems. The spin dynamics under such conditions is described by the Bargmann-Michel-Telegdi equation. It can be derived in the semiclassical approximation under several assumptions one of which is the zero pseudoscalar bilinear. However, many promising extensions to the standard model consider scalar-pseudoscalar couplings which assume nonzero electron pseudoscalar. We re-derive the spin precession equation under conditions that do not assume that pseudoscalar is zero. It leads to a correction term that might be required for matching the storage ring measurements with QFT evaluations.
Comments: Accepted by Physica Scripta (Particles, fields, and nuclear physics)