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Volume 281 - The 26th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2016) - Fundamental Symmetries and Interactions in Nuclei – Tuesday 13
Present status and future prospects of n-EDM experiment of PNPI-ILL-PTI collaboration
A. Serebrov
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Pre-published on: 2017 May 04
Published on: 2017 May 09
Use of ultracold neutrons (UCN) gives unique opportunities of a research of fundamental interactions in physics of elementary particles. Search of the electric dipole moment of a neutron (EDM) aims to test models of CP violation. Precise measurement of neutron lifetime is extremely important for cosmology and astrophysics. Considerable progress in these questions can be reached due to supersource of ultracold neutrons on the basis of superfluid helium which is under construction now in PNPI NRC KI. This source will allow us to increase density of ultracold neutrons approximately by 100 times in respect to the best UCN source at high flux reactor of Institute Laue-Langevin (Grenoble, France). Now the project and basic elements of the source are prepared, full-scale model of the source is tested, the scientific program is developed. Increase in accuracy of neutron EDM measurements by order of magnitude, down to level \(10^{-27} -10^{-28}\) e cm is planned. It is highly important for physics of elementary particles. Accuracy of measurement of neutron lifetime can be increased by order of magnitude also. At last, at achievement of UCN density ~ \(10^3 – 10^4\) cm\(^{-3}\), the experiment search for a neutron-antineutron oscillations using UCN will be possible. The present status of the project and its scientific program will be discussed.
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