Pendlebury, J.M. and Richardson, D.J.
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), . (doi:10.1016/0168-9002(94)91120-7).
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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