EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 219, 2019International Workshop on Particle Physics at Neutron Sources (PPNS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Searches for a Permanent Electric Dipole Moment|
|Published online||12 December 2019|
The neutron electric dipole moment experiment at the Spallation Neutron Source
1 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
2 Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, NC 27708, USA
3 Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
4 North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC 27707, USA
5 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
6 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
7 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
8 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
9 Universidad Nacional Autonóma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 20-364, México
10 Bartoszek Engineering, Aurora, IL 60506, USA
11 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 61801, USA
12 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
13 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
14 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
15 Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
16 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
17 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
18 Tennessee Technological Institute, Cookeville, TN 38501, USA
19 Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
20 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA
21 Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
22 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
23 Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
a e-mail: email@example.com
b e-mail: Present address: IBS Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research.
Published online: 12 December 2019
Novel experimental techniques are required to make the next big leap in neutron electric dipole moment experimental sensitivity, both in terms of statistics and systematic error control. The nEDM experiment at the Spallation Neutron Source (nEDM@SNS) will implement the scheme of Golub & Lamoreaux [Phys. Rep., 237, 1 (1994)]. The unique properties of combining polarized ultracold neutrons, polarized 3He, and superfluid 4He will be exploited to provide a sensitivity to ∼ 10−28 e · cm. Our cryogenic apparatus will deploy two small (3 L) measurement cells with a high density of ultracold neutrons produced and spin analyzed in situ. The electric field strength, precession time, magnetic shielding, and detected UCN number will all be enhanced compared to previous room temperature Ramsey measurements. Our 3He co-magnetometer offers unique control of systematic effects, in particular the Bloch-Siegert induced false EDM. Furthermore, there will be two distinct measurement modes: free precession and dressed spin. This will provide an important self-check of our results. Following five years of “critical component demonstration,” our collaboration transitioned to a “large scale integration” phase in 2018. An overview of our measurement techniques, experimental design, and brief updates are described in these proceedings.
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