Nuclear Physics Seminars

ics Nuclear
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Pete Alonzi [Host: Don Crabb]
University of Virginia
"Precision Measurement of a and b in Neutron Beta Decay"
 Slideshow (PDF)
Using a novel 4π detector the Nab collaboration intends to measure a, the electron-neutrino correlation parameter, and b, the Fierz interference term, in neutron beta decay. The Nab experiment will be conducted in the Fundamental Neutron Physics Beamline at the Spallation Neutron Source in Oak Ridge, TN. I will present the design and simulation of the Electro-Magnetic Spectrometer which will be used to confine the decay products and shepherd them to the detector.

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