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Search Publications by Michael G. Huber

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

September 10, 2021
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 the material and scattered particles. We used neutron Pendellösung interferometry to make

Achromatic Multi Beam Two Phase Grating Neutron Interferometer

April 21, 2021
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 functionality of the interferometer is based on the universal moiré effect that was recently

Three Phase-Grating Moire Neutron Interferometer for Large InterferometerArea Applications

April 21, 2021
Michael G. Huber, D. Sarenac, D. A. Pushin, Houxun Miao, Daniel S. Hussey, D G. Cory, Muhammad D. Arif, David L. Jacobson, Jacob LaManna, Ben Heacock
We demonstrate a three phase-grating neutron interferometer as a robust candidate for large area interferometry applications and characterization of materials. This novel far- eld moire technique allows for broad wavelength acceptance and relaxed

A Precision Measurement of the Neutron Scattering Length of4He Using Neutron Interferometry

January 7, 2020
Robert W. Haun, Fred Wietfeldt, Muhammad D. Arif, Michael G. Huber, T C. Black, Ben Heacock, Dmitry Pushin, Chandra B. Shahi
We report a 0.08% measurement of the bound neutron scattering length of 4He using neutron interferometry. The result is b=(3.0982 ± 0.0021[stat] ± 0.0014[syst]) fm. The corresponding free atomic scattering length is a=(2.4746 ± 0.0017[stat] ± 0.0011[syst])

Generation and Detection of Spin-Orbit Coupled Neutron Beams

October 8, 2019
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 demonstrate a basic tool for incorporating analogous effects into neutron optics: the generation

Study of the neutron spin-orbit interaction in silicon

September 30, 2019
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 a small rotation of the neutron's spin in one Bragg re ection. In our experiment neutrons

Methods for preparation and detection of neutron spin-orbit states

October 10, 2018
Michael G. Huber, D. Sarenac, J. Nsofini, I. Hincks, David Cory, Muhammad D. Arif, Charles W. Clark, D. A. Pushin
The generation and control of neutron orbital angular momentum (OAM) states and spin correlated OAM (spin-orbit) states provides a powerful probe of materials with unique penetrating abilities and magnetic sensitivity. We describe techniques to prepare and

Increased interference fringe visibility from the post fabrication heat treatment of a perfect crystal silicon neutron interferometer

February 8, 2018
Michael G. Huber, Muhammad D. Arif, Thomas H. Gnaupel-Herold, Michelle E. Jamer, Ben Heacock, David G. Cory, R. Haun, Joachim Nsofini, Dimitry A. Pushin, Ivar Taminiau, A.R. Young
We find that annealing a previously chemically etched interferometer at 800 °C dramatically increased the interference fringe visibility from 23 % to 90 %. The Bragg plane misalignments were also measured before and after annealing using neutron rocking

Noise Refocusing in a Five-blade Neutron Interferometer

August 1, 2017
Michael G. Huber, Muhammad D. Arif, Dimitry A. Pushin, David G. Cory, Dusan Sarenac, Joachim Nsofini, Kamyar Ghofrani
We provide a quantum information description of a proposed five-blade neutron interferometer geometry and show that it is robust against low-frequency mechanical vibrations and dephasing due to the dynamical phase. The extent to which the dynamical phase

Decoupling of a Neutron Interferometer from Temperature Gradients

December 16, 2016
Michael G. Huber, Muhammad D. Arif, P. Saggu, T. Mineeva, David Cory, Robert Haun, Ben Heacock, K Li, J. Nsofini, D. Sarenac, Chandra Shahi, V Skavysh, Mike Snow, S. Werner, A.R. Young, Dmitry Pushin
Neutron interferometry enables precision measurements that are typically operated within elaborate, multi-layered facilities which provide substantial shielding from environmental noise. These facilities are necessary to maintain the coherence requirements

Neutron Limit on the Strongly-Coupled Chameleon Field

March 11, 2016
Michael G. Huber, Muhammad D. Arif, David G. Cory, R. Haun, B. Heacock, Joachim Nsofini, Dimitry A. Pushin, P Saggu, C.B Shahi, William M. Snow, A.R. Young
The physical origin of the dark energy which causes the accelerated expansion rate of the universe is one of the major open questions of cosmology. One set of theories postulates the existence of a self-interacting scalar eld for dark energy coupling to

Survival analysis approach to account for non-exponential decay rate effects in lifetime experiments

January 13, 2016
Kevin J. Coakley, Maynard S. Dewey, Michael G. Huber, Hans P. Mumm, Alan Keith Thompson, Andrew T. Yue, C. R. Huffer, P. R. Huffman, C. M. O'Shaughnessy, K. W. Schelhammer, D. E. Marley
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 for

Quantum correlations in a noisy neutron interferometer

September 15, 2014
Michael G. Huber, Muhammad D. Arif, Christopher Wood, D G. Cory, M. O. Abutaleb, Dimitry A. Pushin
We investigate quantum coherences in the presence of noise by entangling the spin and path degrees of freedom of the output neutron beam from a noisy three-blade perfect crystal neutron interferometer. We nd that in the presence of dephasing noise on the

Neutron Interferometric Measurement of the Scattering Length Difference Between the Triplet and Singlet States of N-3 He.

June 4, 2014
Michael G. Huber, Muhammad D. Arif, Wei-Chen N. Chen, Thomas R. Gentile, Daniel S. Hussey, T C. Black, Dimitry A. Pushin, F. E. Wiefeldt, C.B Shahi, L Yang
We report a new determination of the n-Helium-3 scattering length difference Δ b = (−5.411 ± 0.031 (statistical) ± 0.039 (systematic) ) fm between the triplet and singlet states using a neutron interferometer. This revises our previous result Δ b = (−5.610

Design of remnant magnetization FeCoV films as compact, heatless neutron spin rotators

April 5, 2013
Michael G. Huber, M. O. Abutaleb, Dimitry A. Pushin, Charles F. Majkrzak, Muhammad Arif, D G. Cory
We introduce a design of a neutron spin rotator for applications with space and temperature constraints. These passive devices employ remnant magnetization Fe- CoV thin films and can be tuned experimentally to achieve arbitrary rotation of an incident