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Title: Active helium target: Neutron scalar polarizability extraction via Compton scattering

Precise measurement of the neutron scalar polarizabilities has been a lasting challenge because of the lack of a free-neutron target. Led by the University of Glasgow and the Mount Allison University groups of the A2 collaboration in Mainz, Germany, preparations have begun to test a recent theoretical model with an active helium target with the hope of determining these elusive quantities with small statistical, systematic, and model-dependent errors. Apparatus testing and background-event simulations have been carried out, with the full experiment projected to run in 2015. Once determined, these values can be applied to help understand quantum chromodynamics in the nonperturbative region.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick (Canada)
  2. University of Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22494411
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1697; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 5. IUPAP international conference on women in physics, Waterloo (Canada), 5-8 Aug 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMPTON EFFECT; ERRORS; EXTRACTION; HELIUM; NEUTRONS; POLARIZABILITY; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; SCALARS; SIMULATION; TESTING