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1. Neutron Test Results of Preliminary Measurements and Calculations Using a Handheld Instrument
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1788
Published: 3/18/2013
Authors: Leticia S Pibida, Craig Heimbach, Bruce R Norman, Alan K Thompson, Maynard S Dewey
Abstract: Initial neutron measurements and calculations were performed to investigate the response of handheld radionuclide identifiers (RIDs) to neutron sources with different moderators/scattering conditions
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913333

2. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911424

3. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908635

4. 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, Brian 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911584

5. Effect of Neutron Irradiation on Dosimetric Properties of the TLD-600H (Lif6:Mg,Cu,P)
Published: 11/1/2011
Authors: A A Romanyukha, Ronaldo Minniti, M. Moscovitch, Alan K Thompson, F. Trompier, Ronald Colle, A Sucheta, S. P. Voss, L. A. Benevides
Abstract: Ideally, dosimeters should measure the dose without their dosimetric properties being affected by the radiation type being measured. Industry-wide occupational radiation workers that can be potentially exposed to neutron radiation fields are routine ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905722

6. Fast Neutron Detection with Li-6-loaded Liquid Scintillator
Published: 4/12/2011
Authors: David McLarty Gilliam, B Fisher, J N Abdurashitov, Kevin J Coakley, V N Gavrin, Jeffrey S Nico, A A Shikhin, Alan K Thompson, Dominic F. (Dominic F.) Vecchia, V E Yants
Abstract: We report on the development of a fast neutron detector using a liquid scintillator doped with enriched 6Li. The lithium was introduced in the form of an aqueous LiCl micro-emulsion with a di-isopropylnaphthalene based liquid scintillator. A 6Li conc ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907289

7. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=842579

8. Radiative Beta Decay of the Free Neutron
Published: 2/2/2009
Authors: R L Cooper, T E. Chupp, Maynard S Dewey, Thomas R Gentile, Hans P Mumm, Jeffrey S Nico, Alan K Thompson, B M Fisher, I Kremsky, F E. Wietfeldt, E J Beise, H Breuer, K G Kiriluk, J Bryne, Kevin J Coakley, Changbo Fu
Abstract: The theory of quantum electrodynamics predicts that the beta decay of the neutron into a proton, electron, and antineutrino is accompanied by a continuous spectrum of emitted photons described as inner bremsstrahlung. While this phenomenon has been ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903836

9. Particle and Photon Detection for a Neutron Radiative Decay Experiment
Published: 4/11/2007
Authors: Thomas R Gentile, Maynard S Dewey, Hans P Mumm, Jeffrey S Nico, Alan K Thompson, T E. Chupp, R Cooper, B M Fisher, I Kremsky, F E. Wietfeldt, K G Kiriluk, E Beise
Abstract: We present the particle and photon detection methods employed in a program to observe neutron radiative beta-decay. The experiment is located at the NG-6 beam line at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research. E ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=841179

10. Observation of the Radiative Decay Mode of the Free Neutron
Published: 12/29/2006
Authors: Jeffrey S Nico, Maynard S Dewey, Thomas R Gentile, Hans P Mumm, Alan K Thompson, B Fisher, I Kremsky, Fred E. Wietfeldt, T E Chupp, R Cooper, E Beise, K G Kiriluk, J Byrne, Kevin J Coakley
Abstract: The theory of quantum electrodynamics predicts that beta decay of the neutron into a proton, electron, and antineutrino should be accompanied by a continuous spectrum of soft photons. While this inner bremsstrahlung branch has been previously measure ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=841194



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