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Search Publications by Thomas R. Gentile

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Study of the neutron spin-orbit interaction in silicon

Author(s)
Thomas R. Gentile, Michael G. Huber, Muhammad D. Arif, Daniel S. Hussey, David L. Jacobson, Donald D. Koetke, Murray Peshkin, Thomas Dombeck, Paul Nord, Dimitry A. Pushin, Robert Smither
The neutron spin-orbit interaction, which results from the interaction of a moving neutron's magnetic dipole moment (MDM) with the atomic electric elds, induces

Optically Polarized He3

Author(s)
Thomas R. Gentile, P.J. Nacher, B Saam, T G. Walker
This article reviews the physics and technology of producing large quantities fo highly spin- polarized, or hyderpolarized, He3 nuclei using spin-exchange (SEOP

aCORN: an experiment to measure the electron-antineutrino correlation coefficient in free neutron decay

Author(s)
Maynard S. Dewey, Fred B. Bateman, Wangchun Chen, Thomas R. Gentile, Md. T. Hassan, Michael P. Mendenhall, Jeffrey S. Nico, Brian Collett, Jim Byrne, William Byron, Guillaume Darius, Christina DeAngelis, Gordon L. Jones, Alexander Komives, Alexander Laptev, George Noid, Hyeonseo Park, Ed Stephenson, I Stern, K Stockton, Bob Trull, Fred Wietfeldt, B G. Yerozolimsky
We describe an apparatus used to measure the electron-neutrino angular correlation coefficient, a, in free neutron decay. The apparatus employs a novel

Higgs Amplitude Mode in a Two-Dimensional Quantum Antiferromagnet near the Quantum Critical Point0

Author(s)
Tao Hong, Masashige Matsumoto, Yiming Qiu, WangChun Chen, Thomas R. Gentile, Shannon Watson, Firas F. Awwadi, Mark M. Turnbull, Sachith E. Dissanayake, Harish Agrawal, Rasmus Toft-Petersen, Bastian Klemke, Kris Coester, Kai P. Schmidt, David A Tennant
Spontaneous symmetry-breaking quantum phase transitions play an essential role in current condensed matter physics1-3. The collective excitations in the broken

Precision measurement of the radiative beta decay of the free neutron

Author(s)
Christopher D. Bass, Maynard S. Dewey, Thomas R. Gentile, Hans P. Mumm, Alan Keith Thompson, M J. Bales, R. Alarcon, E J. Beise, H Breuer, Jim Byrne, T E. Chupp, Kevin J. Coakley, R L. Cooper, B. O'Neill, F E. Wietfeldt
The theory of quantum electrodynamics predicts that a continuous spectrum of photons is emitted in the beta decay of the free neutron in addition to a proton

Spin-Analyzed SANS for Soft Matter Applications

Author(s)
WangChun Chen, John Barker, Ronald L. Jones, Kathryn Krycka, Shannon Watson, Cedric Victor Lucien Gagnon, T. Perevozchivoka, Paul Butler, Thomas R. Gentile
The small angle neutron scattering (SANS) of nearly Q-independent nuclear spin-incoherent scattering from hydrogen present in most soft matter and biology

Precision measurement of the radiative beta decay of the free neutron

Author(s)
Jeffrey S. Nico, Kevin J. Coakley, Maynard S. Dewey, Thomas R. Gentile, Hans P. Mumm, Alan Keith Thompson, M J. Bales, R. Alarcon, C. D. Bass, E J. Beise, H Breuer, Jim Byrne, R L. Cooper, B. O'Neill, F E. Wietfeldt, T E. Chupp
The theory of quantum electrodynamics predicts that a continuous spectrum of photons is emitted in the beta decay of the free neutron in addition to a proton

A New Cold Neutron Imaging Instrument at NIST

Author(s)
Daniel S. Hussey, Christoph W. Brocker, David L. Jacobson, Thomas R. Gentile, Wangchun Chen, Elias M. Baltic, DV Baxter, J. Doskow, Muhammad D. Arif
The NIST neutron imaging program will build a new imaging instrument in the NCNR guide hall at the end of the neutron guide NG-6, beginning operation in summer

Nonproportionality in the scintillation light yield of bismuth germanate

Author(s)
Thomas R. Gentile, M J. Bales, H Breuer, T E. Chupp, Kevin J. Coakley, R L. Cooper, Jeffrey S. Nico, B. O'Neill
We present measurements of nonproportionality in the scintillation light yield of bismuth germanate (BGO) for gamma-rays with energies between 6 keV and 662 keV

On the limits of spin-exchange optical pumping of 3He

Author(s)
Thomas R. Gentile, T G. Walker, E Babcock, Qiang NMN Ye, Wangchun Chen
Using diode bar lasers spectrally narrowed with chirped volume holographic gratings (VHGs), we have obtained an improvement in the 3He polarization achievable

Polarized 3HE Spin Filters for Neutron Science

Author(s)
Thomas R. Gentile, Wei-Chen N. Chen
The large spin dependence of the absorption cross section for neutrons by 3He gas provides a method to polarize neutron beams. For certain applications, such

Wide Angle Polarization Analysis with Neutron Spin Filters

Author(s)
Qiang NMN Ye, Thomas R. Gentile, Jeffrey R. Anderson, Collin L. Broholm, WangChun Chen, Z DeLand, Ross W. Erwin, C. B. Fu, John E. Fuller III, Aaron V. Kirchhoff, J. A. Rodriguez-Rivera, V. Thampy, T G. Walker, Shannon Watson
We report substantial improvements in a compact wide angle neutron spin filter system that was recently employed on the Multi-Axis Crystal Spectrometer at the

A gamma and X-ray dector for cryogenic, high magnetic field applications

Author(s)
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 Keith Thompson, F E. Wietfeldt
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

Friedel-like Oscillations from Interstitial Iron in Superconducting Fe1+yTe0.62Se0.38

Author(s)
V. Thampy, J. Kang, Jose A. Rodriguez, W. Bao, A. T. Savici, J. Hu, T. J. Liu, B. Qian, D. Fobes, Z. Q. Mao, C. B. Fu, WangChun Chen, Q. Ye, Ross W. Erwin, Thomas R. Gentile, Z. Tesanovic, Collin L. Broholm
Using polarized and unpolarized neutron scattering we show that interstital Fe in superconducting Fe1=yTe1-xSex induces a magnetic Friedel-like oscillation that

Polarized He-3 cell development and application at NIST

Author(s)
Thomas R. Gentile, WangChun Chen, Changbo Fu, Shannon Watson, Gordon L. Jones, J. W. McIver, D. R. Rich
Over a period of well over a decade, a large number and variety of polarized 3He cells for neutron applications have been developed and tested at the U.S