The neutron lifetime (τn) is one of the basic parameters in the weak interaction, and is used for predicting the light element abundance in the early universe. Our group developed a new setup to measure τn with the goal precision of 0.1% at the polarized beam branch BL05 of MLF, J-PARC. The commissioning data was acquired in 2014 and 2015, and the first set of data to evaluate τn in 2016, which is expected to yield a statistical uncertainty of O(1)%. This paper presents the current analysis results and the future plans to achieve our goal precision.
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||26th International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2016 - Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: Sep 11 2016 → Sep 16 2016
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