Rebunching low energy neutrons by magnetic acceleration and deceleration

Y. Iwashita, S. Imajo, M. Kitaguchi, Y. Arimoto, H. M. Shimizu, T. Yoshioka, Y. Seki, P. Geltenbort

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Abstract

Acceleration control for neutrons was demonstrated. Ultra cold neutrons (UCN) -neutrons with energies less than 300 neV - can be accelerated or decelerated by means ofstatic magnetic and RF fields. Neutrons have a magnetic dipole moment, and hence theirkinetic energies vary depending on their spin in magnetic fields. Their kinetic energiesare restored when they leave the magnetic field area if their spin did not flip. A spinflip can be triggered by applying an RF field whose frequency coincides with the spinprecession frequency of a neutron in this magnetic field. This allows to tune the kineticenergy of neutrons. This method can be used to rebunch a pulsed beam of neutrons to astorage bottle that can store UCN. By opening and closing the storage bottle synchronouslywith the rebuncher, high UCN densities can be achieved for precision measurements ofneutron properties such as the Electric Dipole Moment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2012 - International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012
Pages2766-2768
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012, IPAC 2012 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: May 20 2012May 25 2012

Publication series

NameIPAC 2012 - International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012

Other

Other3rd International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012, IPAC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period5/20/125/25/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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