Novel techniques to search for neutron radioactivity

M. Thoennessen*, G. Christian, Z. Kohley, T. Baumann, M. Jones, J. K. Smith, J. Snyder, A. Spyrou

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Two new methods to observe neutron radioactivity are presented. Both methods rely on the production and decay of the parent nucleus in flight. The relative velocity measured between the neutron and the fragment is sensitive to half-lives between ∼1 and ∼100ps for the Decay in Target (DiT) method. The transverse position measurement of the neutron in the Decay in a Magnetic Field (DiMF) method is sensitive to half-lives between 10 ps and 1 ns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Neutron dripline
  • Neutron radioactivity
  • Neutron spectroscopy
  • Neutron-rich nuclei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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