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Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy

Gray Rybka, UW Physics
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
PAT C-520

Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy (CRES)
is a new technique for beta decay spectroscopy being developed that builds on
UW's strong history of using trapped particles to make fundamental physics
With CRES, a cyclotron
frequency measurement of trapped beta decay electrons is used to infer the
energy of the decay.
This technique has
promise to combine an excellent energy resolution with a large acceptance
compared to methods currently in use.
will discuss current measurements of Kr83m decays to refine the technique as
well as progress towards future applications such as measuring the neutrino
mass scale with the Project 8 experiment and testing sterile neutrino models of
dark matter.​