Beta decay measurements with ultracold neutrons: A review of recent measurements and the research program at Los Alamos National Laboratory

A. R. Young, S. Clayton, B. W. Filippone, P. Geltenbort, T. M. Ito, C. Y. Liu, M. Makela, C. L. Morris, B. Plaster, A. Saunders, S. J. Seestrom, R. B. Vogelaar

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Abstract

We present a review of the motivation and results of recent experiments which utilize ultracold neutrons for measurements of neutron beta decay. Because these experiments hinge critically on the available ultracold neutron source technology, we also review the status of ultracold neutron source development, emphasizing the Los Alamos ultracold neutron facility and the ongoing beta decay research program sited there.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114007
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Volume41
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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Keywords

  • fundamental symmetries
  • neutron decay
  • ultracold neutrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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