A precision neutron lifetime measurement using Ultracold neutrons in a magneto-gravitational trap.

UCNtau Experiment





Meetings & talks






  1. "Next Generation Experiments to Measure the Neutron Lifetime"
    Ed. S.J. Seestrom (World Scientific, 2013). http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9016
  2. "Storage of ultracold neutrons in the UCNtau magneto-gravitational trap"
    D.J. Salvat, E.R. Adamek, D. Barlow, L.J. Broussard, J.D. Bowman, N.B. Callahan, S.M. Clayton, C. Cude-Woods, S. Currie, E.B. Dees, W. Fox, P. Geltenbort, K.P. Hickerson, A.T. Holley, C.-Y. Liu, M. Makela, J. Medina, D.J. Morley, C.L. Morris, S.I. Penttila, J. Ramsey, A. Saunders, S.J. Seestrom, S.K.L. Sjue, B.A. Slaughter, E.I. Sharapov, J. Vanderwerp, B. VornDick, P.L. Walstrom, Z. Wang, T.L. Womack, A.R. Young, submitted to Phys. Rev. C (2013). http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.5759
  3. "Exotic Physics with Neutrons"
    W. Michael Snow, Physics Today,  66(3), 50(March 2013). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1918
  4. "Measurements of ultracold neutron upscattering and absorption in polyethylene and vanadium"
    E. I. Sharapov, C. L. Morris, M. Makela, A. Saunders, Evan R. Adamek, Y. Bagdasarova, L. J. Broussard, C. B. Cude-Woods, Deion E. Fellers, Peter Geltenbort, S. I. Hasan, K. P. Hickerson, G. Hogan, A. T. Holley, Chen-Yu Liu, M. P. Mendenhall, J. Ortiz, R. W. Pattie, Jr., D. G. Phillips, II, J. Ramsey2, D. J. Salvat, S. J. Seestrom, E. Shaw, S. K. L. Sjue, W. E. Sondheim, B. VornDick, Z. Wang, T. L. Womack, A. R. Young, and B. A. Zeck Phys. Rev. C 88, 037601 (2013).
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.88.037601
  5. "A Boron-Coated Ionization Chamber for Ultra-Cold Neutron Detection"
    D.J.. Salvat, C.L. Morris, Z. Wang, E.R. Adamek, J.  Bacon, K.P. Hickerson, J. Hoagland, A.T. Holley, C.-Y. Liu, M. Makela, J. Ramsey, A. Reid, R. Rios, A. Saunders, S.K.L. Sjue, B. VornDick, A. R. Young, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 691, 109 (2012); http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168900212007073
  6. "Performance of the Los Alamos National Laboratory spallation-driven solid-deuterium ultra-cold neutron source"
    Saunders A, Makela M, Bagdasarova Y, Back HO, Boissevain J, Broussard LJ, Bowles TJ, Carr R, Currie SA, Filippone B, Garcia A, Geltenbort P, Hickerson KP, Hill RE, Hoagland J, Hoedl S, Holley AT, Hogan G, Ito TM, Lamoreaux S, Liu CY, Liu J, Mammei RR, Martin J, Melconian D, Mendenhall MP, Morris CL, Mortensen RN, Pattie RW Jr, Pitt M, Plaster B, Ramsey J, Rios R, Sallaska A, Seestrom SJ, Sharapov EI, Sjue S, Sondheim WE, Teasdale W, Young AR, VornDick B, Vogelaar RB, Wang Z, Xu Y., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84, 013304 (2013); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4770063
  7. "A magneto-gravitational trap for absolute measurement of the ultra-cold neutron lifetime"
    P.L. Walstrom, J.D. Bowman, S.I. Penttila, C. Morris, A. Saunders, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 599, 82-92 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2008.11.010
  8. "On the measurement of the neutron lifetime using ultracold neutrons in a vacuum quadrupole trap"
    J.D., Bowman, S.I. Penttila, J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. Vol. 110, No. 4, p. 361 (July 2005). http://www.archive.org/details/jresv110n4p361






last updated by C.-Y. Liu, 04/16/2014