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

Young, A. R. and Clayton, S. and Filippone, B. W. and Geltenbort, P. and Ito, T. M. and Liu, C-Y. and Makela, M. and Morris, C. L. and Plaster, B. and Saunders, A. and Seestrom, S. J. and Vogelaar, R. B. (2014) Beta decay measurements with ultracold neutrons: a review of recent measurements and the research program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 41 (11). Art. No. 114007. ISSN 0954-3899. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141205-084351784

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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.


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Ito, T. M.0000-0003-3494-6796
Additional Information:© 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 27 April 2014, revised 30 July 2014. Accepted for publication 31 July 2014. Published 17 October 2014. This work was supported by the LANL LDRD program, LANL DOE grant 2015LANL-LE9BU, the Indiana University NSF grants PHY-0969490/PHY-1068712, NCSU NSF grant 1005233/DOE grant DE-FG02-97ER41042, VT NSF grant 1005233, Caltech NSF grant 1205977, and UK DOE grant DE-FG02-08ER41557. The authors wish to gratefully acknowledge the encouragement of B Holstein to write this article and also the assistance of A Coc in preparing section 2.2, and also acknowledge helpful discussion with V Cirigliano, A Garcia, G Greene, R Golub, V Gudkov, R Gupta, W Marciano, V Nesvizhevsky, W M Snow, E Korobkina, A Steyerl, F Wauters and O Zimmer.
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LANL LDRD programUNSPECIFIED
LANL Department of Energy (DOE)2015LANL-LE9BU
NSFPHY-0969490
NSFPHY-1068712
NCSU NSF1005233
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-97ER41042
NSF1005233
NSF1205977
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-08ER41557
Subject Keywords:fundamental symmetries, neutron decay, ultracold neutrons
Classification Code:PACS: 23.40.-s
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Official Citation:Beta decay measurements with ultracold neutrons: a review of recent measurements and the research program at Los Alamos National Laboratory A R Young et al 2014 J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 41 114007
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