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Effects of gravity on the storage of ultracold neutrons

Pendlebury, J.M. and Richardson, D.J. (1994) Effects of gravity on the storage of ultracold neutrons Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 337, (2-3), pp. 504-511. (doi:10.1016/0168-9002(94)91120-7).

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A general phase space approach is used to examine the influence of gravity on the storage of ultracold neutrons. In particular, consideration is given to the effects on the mean free path between wall collisions and also on the extent to which the rate of loss of UCN in wall collisions can still be related to the mean free path. The implications for experiments to determine the neutron beta decay lifetime are discussed.

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Published date: 1 January 1994
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre


Local EPrints ID: 78169
ISSN: 0168-9002
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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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Author: J.M. Pendlebury
Author: D.J. Richardson

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