Oct 16 – 20, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone

Hadronic Weak Interaction studies at the Spallation Neutron Source

Oct 18, 2016, 3:00 PM
Oral Fundamental physics and precision experiments with muons, pions, neutrons, antiprotons, and other particles Tu - 3


Nadia Fomin (University of Tennessee)


Neutrons have been a useful probe in many fields of science as well as an important physical system for study in themselves. Modern neutron sources provide extraordinary opportunities to study a wide variety of physics topics. Among them is a detailed study of the weak interaction. An overview of studies of the hadronic weak (quark-quark) interactions at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is presented. These measurements, done in few-nucleon systems are finally letting us gain knowledge of the hadronic weak interaction without the contributions from nuclear effects. Two such measurements, NPDGamma and the n+3He experiment, were recently completed on the Fundamental Neutron Physics Beamline at the SNS. Experimental approaches will be described and the current state of the analysis presented.

Primary author

Nadia Fomin (University of Tennessee)

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