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UCN, the ultracold neutron source -- neutrons for particle physics

Bernhard Lauss, Bertrand Blau

SciPost Phys. Proc. 5, 004 (2021) · published 6 September 2021

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Review of Particle Physics at PSI

Abstract

Ultracold neutrons provide a unique tool for the study of neutron properties. An overview is given of the ultracold neutron (UCN) source at PSI, which produces the highest UCN intensities to fundamental physics experiments by exploiting the high intensity proton beam in combination with the high UCN yield in solid deuterium at a temperature of 5K. We briefly list important fundamental physics results based on measurements with neutrons at PSI.

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