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A New Solid Deuterium Source of Ultra-Cold Neutrons

Saunders, A. and Bowles, T. and Hill, R. and Hogan, G. and Lamoreaux, S. and Marek, L. and Morris, C. L. and Seestrom, S. and Teasdale, W. and Smith, D. A. and Liu, C.-Y. and Hoedl, S. and Young, A. and Filippone, B. W. and Ito, T. M. and Yuan, J. and Geltenbort, P. (2000) A New Solid Deuterium Source of Ultra-Cold Neutrons. In: Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.529. American Institute of Physics , Melville, N.Y., pp. 539-546. ISBN 1-56396-952-1

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In polarized neutron decay, the angular correlation between the neutron spin and the direction of emission of the electron is characterized by the coefficient A. Measuring A involves determining the forward-backward asymmetry of the decay beta with respect to the direction of the neutron polarization. The value of A, when combined with measurements of the neutron lifetime, determines the values of the vector and axial vector weak coupling constants, Gv and GA. The value of Gv can also be determined by measurements of superallowed nuclear beta decay and by requiring that the Cabibo-Kobayashi-Maskawi (CKM) mixing matrix be unitary along with the measured value of other elements of the CKM matrix.

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Additional Information:© 2000 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 24 July 2000.
Subject Keywords:ultracold neutrons, neutron sources, neutron production, deuterium, baryon spin, neutron decay, neutron polarisation, polarisation in nuclear reactions and scattering
Classification Code:PACS: 29.25.Dz; 13.30.Ce; 14.20.Dh
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Official Citation:A new solid deuterium source of ultra-cold neutrons A. Saunders, T. Bowles, R. Hill, G. Hogan, S. Lamoreaux, L. Marek, C. L. Morris, S. Seestrom, W. Teasdale, D. A. Smith, C.-Y. Liu, S. Hoedl, A. Young, B. Filippone, T. M. Ito, J. Yuan, and P. Geltenbort, AIP Conf. Proc. 529, 539 (2000), DOI:10.1063/1.1361419
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