Author: Imajo, S.
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MO3A04 Accelerator/Decelerator of Slow Neutrons 133
  • M. Kitaguchi
    Kyoto University, Research Reactor Institute, Osaka, Japan
  • Y. Arimoto, H.M. Shimizu
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • P.W. Geltenbort
    ILL, Grenoble, France
  • S. Imajo
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Y. Iwashita
    Kyoto ICR, Uji, Kyoto, Japan
  • Y. Seki
    RIKEN Nishina Center, Wako, Japan
  • T. Yoshioka
    Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  Funding: Supported by the Quantum Beam Fundamentals Development Program MEXT, a Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research of MEXT Program No.19GS0210 and No.23244047, Yamada Science Foundation, and KEK.
An accelerator/decelerator for slow neutron beams has been demonstrated. The energy of a neutron can be increased or decreased by flipping the neutron spin (directly coupled to magnetic dipole moment) in magnetic field. This device is a combination of a gradient magnetic field and an RF magnetic field. Because the RF frequency for the spin flip is a function of the external magnetic field, only neutrons that are located in a specific magnetic field level will be spin-flipped at a given RF frequency. By changing the RF frequency, the energy change can be selected in the gradient magnetic field. The maximum field of the gradient magnet is 1 T, which corresponds to the energy change of 120 neV. The magnetic field linearly decreases to 0.2T within 25 cm. By putting this device on a beamline from a pulsed neutron source, neutron rebuncher is realized. The dense slow neutrons are important to suppress the systematic errors for the measurement of neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM). The combination of spallation neutron source and this neutron rebuncher is suitable to the measurement of nEDM. A review of current status of our plan for nEDM experiment at J-PARC will be also presented.
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