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Development of Cryogenic Detection Systems for a Search of the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment

Abstract Seeking an upper limit of the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment (nEDM) is a test of charge-parity (CP) violation beyond the Standard Model. The present experimentally tested nEDM upper limit is 3x10^(26) e cm. An experiment to be performed at the Oak Ridge National Lab Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) facility seeks to reach the 3x10^(28) e cm limit. The experiment is designed to probe for a dependence of the neutron's Larmor precession frequency on an applied electric eld. The experiment will use polarized helium-3

(3He) as a comagnetometer, polarization analyzer, and detector.

Systematic influences on the nEDM measurement investigated in this thesis include (a) room temperature measurements on polarized 3He in a measurement cell made fr... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Dipert, Robert Adam (Author) / Alarcon, Ricardo (Advisor) / Chamberlin, Ralph (Committee member) / Golub, Robert (Committee member) / Chen, Tingyong (Committee member) / Schmidt, Kevin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nuclear physics and radiation / cryogenics / nEDM / neutron electric dipole moment / PULSTAR / SQUID / superconducting quantum interference device
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 258 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Physics 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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