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A discovery of the neutron's permanent electric dipole moment larger than the standard model prediction of dn ≈ 10-31 e·cm would signal a new source of CP-violation and help explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe. Tightening the limits on dn constrain extensions to the standard model in a complementary fashion to the atomic and electron EDM searches. The recent upgrade of the Los Alamos ultracold neutron source makes it possible for a new room temperature search with the statistical reach to improve upon current limits by a factor of 10 or more. During the 2018 LANSCE cycle a prototype apparatus was used to demonstrate the capability to transport and manipulate polarized neutrons and perform Ramsey and Rabi sequence measurements. I will report on the measurements made over the last year, efforts underway to upgrade the prototype chamber, and possible future upgrades of the ultracold neutron source.


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