Measurement of neutron scattering from noble gas to search for a short-range unknown force

Noriko Oi, Hirohiko M. Shimizu, Katsuya Hirota, Masaaki Kitaguchi, Christopher C. Haddock, William M. Snow, Tamaki Yoshioka, Satoru Matsumoto, Kenji Mishima, Takashi Ino, Tatsushi Shima

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We are searching for an unknown force that could couple to mass using neutron scattering from a noble gas. The neutron is a chargeless massive particle with a long lifetime, which consequently is suitable for the precision measurement of a small interaction with a range of the order of 1nm by measurements of the momentum transfer distribution. We measured neutron scattering at the low-divergence beam branch on the BL05 NOP beamline in the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). We measured 105 scattering events and report our most recent analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number190
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event26th International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2016 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: Sep 11 2016Sep 16 2016

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  • General


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