Speaker: Pavel Fadeev
Affilliation: Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz


Is intrinsic spin affected by gravity in the same way as orbital angular momentum? We propose how to measure general-relativistic precession of intrinsic spin, to test this question. In our concept a compass (a ferromagnet) is made to precess around, instead of pointing along, the direction of a magnetic field, due to its electrons' intrinsic spins. We seek to perform a proof-of-principle laboratory measurement in a ferromagnet levitating above a superconductor [1,2].

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