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Recent UCN Publications

LANSCE is home to one of the most intense sources of some of the coldest subatomic particles: ultracold neutrons.


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  • Takeyasu Ito
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  • Mark Makela
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D. J. Salvat, et al. "Storage of ultracold neutrons in the magneto-gravitational trap of the UCNτ experiment."; Phys. Rev. C89,052501, 2014.

A. Salas-Bacci et al. "Characterization of large area, thick, and segmented silicon detectors for neutron β-decay experiments."Nucl. Instr. And Meth. In Phys. Res. A.735, 408 (2014).

L.J. Broussard and the UCNB Collaboration. "UCNB: The neutrino asymmetry in polarized ultracold neutron decay, AIP Conference Proceedings."1560, 149 (2013).

E.I. Sharapov et al. "Upscattering of ultracold neutrons from the polymer [C6H12]n." Phys. Rev. C88, 064605 (2013).

E.I. Sharapov et al. "Measurements of ultracold neutron upscattering and absorption in polyethylene and vanadium." Phys. Rev. C88, 037601 (2013).

M.P. Mendenhall et al. Precision measurement of the neutron β-decay asymmetry. Phys. Rev. C87, 032501 (2013).

A. Saunders et al. "Performance of the Los Alamos National Laboratory spallation-driven solid-deuterium ultra-cold neutron source." Rev. Sci. Instrum.84, 013304 (2013).

M.P. Mendenhall et al. "Precision measurement of the neutron β-decay asymmetry." Phys. Rev. C87, 032501, (2013).

B. Plaster et al. "Measurement of the neutron β-asymmetry parameter A0 with ultracold neutrons." Phys. Rev. C86, 055501 (2012).

A.T. Holley et al. "A high-field adiabatic fast passage ultracold neutron spin flipper for the UCNA experiment." Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 073505 (2012).

R. Rios et al. "Sealed drift tube cosmic ray veto counters." Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. A.637, 105 (2011).

J. Liu et al. "Determination of the axial-vector weak coupling constant with ultracold neutrons." Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 181803 (2010).

R.W. Pattie Jr. et al. First Measurement of the Neutron β-Asymmetry using Ultracold Neutrons." Phys. Rev. Lett.102, 012301 (2009).

C.L. Morris et al., "Multi-wire proportional chamber for ultra-cold neutron detection." Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. A.599, 248 (2009).

W. S. Wilburn et al. "Measurement of the neutrino-spin correlation parameter b in neutron decay using ultracold neutrons." Rev. Mex. Fis.55, 119 (2009).