NIST logo

Publications Portal

You searched on: Author: hans mumm Sorted by: date

Displaying records 1 to 10 of 20 records.
Resort by: Date / Title

1. Survival analysis approach to account for non-exponential decay rate effects in lifetime experiments
Published: 1/13/2016
Authors: Kevin J Coakley, Maynard S Dewey, Michael G Huber, Hans P Mumm, Alan K Thompson, Andrew T. Yue, C. R. Huffer, P. R. Huffman, C. M. O'Shaughnessy, K. W. Schelhammer, D. E. Marley
Abstract: In experiments that measure the lifetime of trapped particles, in addition to loss mechanisms with exponential survival probability functions, particles can be lost by mechanisms with non-exponential survival probability functions. Failure to account ...

2. Cryogenic Design and Performance of an Apparatus for Magnetically Trapping Ultracold Neutrons
Published: 10/5/2014
Author: Hans P Mumm
Abstract: The cryogenic design and performance of an apparatus used to magnetically confine ultracold neutrons (UCN) is presented. The apparatus is part of an effort to measure the beta-decay lifetime of the free neutron and is comprised of a high-current su ...

3. Measuring the Neutron Lifetime with Magnetically Trapped Ultracold Neutrons
Published: 12/16/2013
Author: Hans P Mumm
Abstract: We describe an experiment to measure the neutron lifetime using a technique with a set of systematic uncertainties largely different than those of previous measurements. In this approach, UCN are produced by inelastic scattering of cold (0.89 nm) ne ...

4. Experimental Parameters for a Reactor Antineutrino Experiment at Very Short Baselines
Published: 4/23/2013
Author: Hans P Mumm
Abstract: Reactor antineutrinos are used to study neutrino oscillation, search for signatures of non-standard neutrino interactions, and to monitor reactor operation for safeguard applications. The flux and energy spectrum of reactor antineutrinos can be predi ...

5. Search for a T-odd, P-even Triple Correlation in Neutron Decay
Published: 9/14/2012
Authors: Jeffrey S Nico, T E Chupp, K P Coulter, R L Cooper, S. J. Freeman, B. K. Fujikawa, A. Garcia, G L. Jones, Hans P Mumm, Alan K Thompson, C A Trull, F. E Wiefeldt, J. F. Wilkerson
Abstract: Time-reversal-invariance (T) violation, or equivalently, assuming charge-conjugation-parity-time-reversal (CPT) invariance, CP violation may explain the observed cosmological baryon asymmetry as well as signal physics beyond the Standard Model. In th ...

6. A New Limit on Time-Reversal Violation in Beta Decay
Published: 9/2/2012
Authors: Hans P Mumm, T E Chupp, K P Coulter, R L Cooper, S J Freedman, B. K. Fujikawa, A. Garcia, G L. Jones, Jeffrey S Nico, Alan K Thompson, C A Trull, J. F. Wilkerson, F. E Wiefeldt
Abstract: We report the results of an improved determination of the triple correlation DP , (p_e × p_v) that can be used to limit possible time-reversal invariance in the beta decay of polarized neutrons and constrain extensions to the Standard Model. Our resu ...

7. A gamma and X-ray dector for cryogenic, high magnetic field applications
Published: 7/13/2012
Authors: Thomas R Gentile, R L Cooper, R. Alarcon, M J Bales, E J Beise, H Breuer, J. Byrne, T E Chupp, Kevin J Coakley, Maynard S Dewey, Changbo Fu, Hans P Mumm, Jeffrey S Nico, B. O'Neill, K. Pulliam, Alan K Thompson, F E. Wietfeldt
Abstract: As part of an experiment to measure the spectrum of photons emitted in beta-decay of the free neu- tron, we developed and operated a detector consisting of 12 bismuth germanate (BGO) crystals coupled to avalanche photodiodes (APDs). The detector wa ...

8. An Upper Bound on Parity Violating Neutron Spin Rotation in He-4
Published: 1/31/2011
Authors: Jeffrey S Nico, W M. Snow, Christopher D. Bass, Tiffany D. Bass, B. E. Crawford, K. F. Gan, B R Heckel, D Lou, D M Markoff, A M. Micherdzinska, Hans P Mumm, A. K. Opper, M Sarsour, E I Sharapov, H E Swanson, S. C Walbridge, V Zhumabekova
Abstract: We report an upper bound on parity violating neutron spin rotation in He-4. This experiment is the most sensitive search for neutron weak optical activity yet performed. Our result for the neutron spin rotation angle per unit length in He-4 is dphi/ ...

9. Polarized neutron beam properties for measuring parity-violating spin rotation in liquid He4
Published: 12/14/2010
Authors: A M. Micherdzinska, C. D. Bass, T. D. Bass, K. F. Gan, D Lou, D M Markoff, Hans P Mumm, Jeffrey S Nico, A. K. Opper, E I Sharapov, M Snow, H E Swanson, V Zhumabekova
Abstract: Measurements of parity-violating neutron spin rotation can provide insight into the poorly nderstood nucleon-nucleon weak interaction. Because the expected rotation angle per unit length is small (10−7 rad/m), several properties of the polarize ...

10. An experiment for the precision measurement of the radiative decay mode of the neutron
Published: 10/5/2009
Authors: R Cooper, Christopher D. Bass, E Beise, H Breuer, J Byrne, T E Chupp, Kevin J Coakley, Maynard S Dewey, B Fisher, Changbo Fu, Thomas R Gentile, M. McGonagle, Hans P Mumm, Jeffrey S Nico, Alan K Thompson, F E. Wietfeldt
Abstract: The neutron typically beta decays into a proton, electron, and antineutrino. In some decays, it can be accompanied by a high energy photon. We recently performed the rst observation of the radiative beta decay branch for the free neutron with phot ...

Search NIST-wide:

(Search abstract and keywords)

Last Name:
First Name:

Special Publications:

Looking for a NIST Special Publication (NIST SP Series)? Place the series number and dash in the report number field (Example: 800-) and begin your search.

  • SP 250-XX: Calibration Services
  • SP 260-XX: Standard Reference Materials
  • SP 300-XX: Precision Measurement and Calibration
  • SP 400-XX: Semiconductor Measurement Technology
  • SP 480-XX: Law Enforcement Technology
  • SP 500-XX: Computer Systems Technology
  • SP 700-XX: Industrial Measurement Series
  • SP 800-XX: Computer Security Series
  • SP 823-XX: Integrated Services Digital Network Series