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Stored Ultracold Neutron Lifetime Experiments: Non-Inertial Frame Effects on the Neutron Velocity Spectrum

@article{Lamoreaux2018StoredUN,
  title={Stored Ultracold Neutron Lifetime Experiments: Non-Inertial Frame Effects on the Neutron Velocity Spectrum},
  author={Steve Keith Lamoreaux},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors},
  year={2018}
}
  • S. Lamoreaux
  • Published 3 April 2018
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors
Ultracold neutrons (UCN), stored in a cell with hard walls that is attached to, and therefore rotating with, the Earth, will experience non-inertial frame effects, resulting in a broadening of the UCN spectrum. A heating or cooling of the spectrum is also possible. This is because the stored UCN are in a freely falling (inertial) frame between sudden wall collisions, and the acceleration of the cell relative to this frame means that the cell walls will have a new quasi-random velocities between… 
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