TRINAT: Measuring β-decay correlations with laser-trapped atoms

J. A. Behr*, A. Gorelov, K. P. Jackson, M. R. Pearson, M. Anholm, T. Kong, R. S. Behling, B. Fenker, D. Melconian, D. Ashery, G. Gwinner

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TRIUMF’s neutral atom trap for β decay (TRINAT) has been used to measure the most accurate β-ν correlation. Plans include improving that measurement, and also carrying out a full program of spin-polarized β decay correlation measurements complementary to the decay of the neutron.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISAC and ARIEL
Subtitle of host publicationThe TRIUMF Radioactive Beam Facilities and the Scientific Program
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789400779631
ISBN (Print)9789400779624
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Beta decay
  • Laser cooling
  • Weak interactions


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