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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
measurements.
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.
I
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.​

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