Due to the absence of the centre of symmetry a chiral molecule acquires a specific electromagnetic moment, anapole one, which is of the usual atomic order of magnitude. This moment is calculated by us explicitly for a model of a chiral radical. Molecular anapole moments lead to the polarization of chiral radicals in a conducting solution by an applied voltage. The analogous effect can in principle constitute a physical background for the experimental searches for T-violation in atoms and molecules. In this connection we consider also anapole moments of atoms and diatomic molecules caused by parity nonconservation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1990|