Demonstration of focusing by a neutron accelerator

Yasushi Arimoto, Peter Gertenbort, Sohei Imajo, Yoshihisa Iwashita, Masaaki Kitaguchi, Yoshichika Seki, Hirohiko M. Shimizu, Tamaki Yoshioka

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Abstract

Space-time focusing was demonstrated by a neutron accelerator. Test experiments were performed by using very slow neutrons at High-Flux Reactor at Institut Laue-Langevin. Focusing of neutrons at the detector position through the accelerator was observed. Focusing neutrons enables us to transport the neutrons while maintaining density from source to experimental position. This will be a powerful technique for measurement of the permanent electric dipole moment of neutrons, which require a high density of neutrons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023843
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Arimoto, Y., Gertenbort, P., Imajo, S., Iwashita, Y., Kitaguchi, M., Seki, Y., Shimizu, H. M., & Yoshioka, T. (2012). Demonstration of focusing by a neutron accelerator. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 86(2), [023843]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.86.023843