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Title: UCNtau: Study of Lifetime Measurement in a Magneto-Gravitational Trap

The UCNtau project is intended to develop a new measurement of the neutron lifetime using ultra-cold neutrons (UCNs) stored in a magneto-gravitational trap. In this article, we will describe the development of the experiment so far, including the trap itself, the UCN transport and monitoring system, the neutron detection methods, and the Monte Carlo simulations that have been used to model these elements. Finally, we will describe the first systematic effects that we plan to study using this apparatus.
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  2. Indiana University
  3. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena
  5. North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1265385
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Book
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore City, Singapore
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Spallation Neutron Source
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English