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Neutron lifetime measurement with a helium-filled time projection chamber

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Physics A
0375-9474
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
503
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0375-9474(89)90246-7
Keywords
  • Radioactivity

Abstract

Abstract The neutron lifetime was determined from the ratio of the neutron decay rate to the 3He(n, p)t reaction rate in neutron pulses passing through a helium-filled time projection chamber. In a first experiment a value of τ n = 878 (31)s was obtained by this novel method.

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