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Chaotic Scattering and Escape Times of Marginally Trapped Ultracold Neutrons

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Kevin Coakley, J M. Doyle, S N. Dzhosyuk, L Yang, Paul R. Huffman

Abstract

We compute classical trajectories of Ultracold neutrons (UCNs) in a superconducting Ioffe-type magnetic trap using a symplectic integration method. We find that the computed escape time for a particular set of initial conditions (momentum and position) does not generally stabilize as the time step parameter is reduced unless the escape time is prompt (less than
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Coakley, K. , Doyle, J. , Dzhosyuk, S. , Yang, L. and Huffman, P. (2004), Chaotic Scattering and Escape Times of Marginally Trapped Ultracold Neutrons, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created March 31, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021