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A description of an in-beam neutron lifetime experiment, which employs a Penning trap for decay protons as a mechanism for the detection of neutron decay events, is presented. A novel method for the accurate change in volume of the trap is discussed. Signal to noise ratios for neutron decay of about 500 are achieved. Preliminary results are discussed and an analysis of expected errors is given.

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Authors: BYRNE J ET AL., University of Sussex, Brighton (GB);DEWEY M S ET AL., National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland (US);WILLIAMS A P, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (FR);PAUWELS J ET AL., Central Bureau for Nuclear Measurements, Geel (BE);SCOTT R D, Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre, Glasgow (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, A284 (1989) pp. 116-119
Record Number: 199010831 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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