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Title: Search for radiative beta-decay of the free neutron
Authors: Byrne, J ×
Khafizov, RU
Mostovoi, YA
Rozhnov, O
Solovei, VA
Beck, Marcus
Kozlov, Valentin
Severijns, Natalis #
Issue Date: Jul-2005
Publisher: Us government printing office
Series Title: Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology vol:110 issue:4 pages:415-420
Abstract: Results of the first experiment to search for the radiative decay mode of the free neutron are reported. The gamma-spectrum was studied in the energy region from 35 keV to 100 keV in six Cs(T1) scintillators, each set at an angle of 35 to, and shielded from, a central plastic scintillator electron detector. Triple coincidences were recorded with recoil protons detected in a micro-channel plate. A limit for the branching ratio BR <6.9x10(-3) (90% confidence level) was obtained, which is greater that the theoretical prediction by not more than a few tenths of a percent.
ISSN: 1044-677X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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