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Michael G. Huber (Fed)

Huber is a member of the neutron physics group at NIST. His research focuses on neutron diffraction and interferometric techniques in order to provide insights into unresolved questions in fundamental physics. This is mainly accomplished by using perfect-crystal neutron interferometry to perform precision phase measurements on neutron-matter interactions. Being a diverse instrument, perfect-crystal neutron interferometry experiments range from quantum information science, material science, testing postulates of quantum mechanics, and searching for new short-range forces. Huber has worked on increasing the sensitivity, robustness and usability of interferometric methods. This includes the development of a far-field grating based interferometer which has applications in both fundamental and material science. The interferometer facility regularly collaborates with several universities and hosts both domestic and foreign students and post-docs.

Starting as a NIST guest researcher in 2003, Huber began work using single crystal neutron interferometry to measure nuclear scattering data for the improvement of nuclear models and effective field theories. Michael received his Ph.D. in physics from Tulane University in 2009 based on his work at NIST. He was awarded an NRC post-doc before being hired as an NIST staff scientist. Currently, he is the principle for the neutron interferometry program.

Publications

Pendellosung Interferometry Probes the Neutron Charge Radius, Lattice Dynamics, and Fifth Forces

Author(s)
Benjamin J. Heacock, Robert W. Haun, Michael G. Huber, Albert Henins, Robert C. Valdillez, Takuhiro Fujiie, Katsuya Hirota, Masaaki Kitaguchi, Hirohiko Shimizu, Takuya Hosobata, Masahiro Takeda, Yutaka Yamagata
Structure factors describe how incident radiation is scattered from materials such as silicon and germanium and characterize the physical interaction between

Achromatic Multi Beam Two Phase Grating Neutron Interferometer

Author(s)
Michael G. Huber, Daniel S. Hussey, Muhammad D. Arif, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, Wakana Ueno, Han Wen, Dmitry Pushin, Dusan Sarenac, David Cory, Houxun Miao, Takenao Shinohara, Joseph Parker
We demonstrate a two phase grating multi beam neutron interferometer by adopting a modified Ronchi setup [1] to a neutron beam in a far-field regime. The

Generation and Detection of Spin-Orbit Coupled Neutron Beams

Author(s)
Dusan Sarenac, Connor Kapahi, Wangchun Chen, Charles W. Clark, David G. Cory, Michael G. Huber, Ivar Taminiau, Kirill Zhernenkov, Dmitry A. Pushin
Spin-orbit coupling of light has come to the fore in nano-optics and plasmonics, and is a key ingredient of topological photonics and chiral quantum optics. We
Created October 9, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021