EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 219, 2019International Workshop on Particle Physics at Neutron Sources (PPNS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||12 December 2019|
Study of neutron fundamental properties in the perfect crystal optics and diffraction
1 Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, National Research Center Kurchatov Institute, Gatchina 188300, Russia
2 Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint-Petersburg 195251, Russia
3 Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg 199034, Russia
Published online: 12 December 2019
Review of the new crystal-diffraction methods to study fundamental neutron properties and interactions is presented. Features of neutron optics in the crystal without a center of symmetry is discussed as well as the first experimental results and perspectives to improve the sensitivity of experiments on a search for the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) and CP-violating short-range pseudomagnetic nucleon-nucleon interaction. Also, the possibility to develop ultra-precise neutron spectroscopy using Laue diffraction in the perfect crystal is discussed, which can be used for a broad range of experiments: search for the neutron electric charge; test of the equivalence principle; precise measurements of neutron scattering amplitudes; crystal quality testing.
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