Bonn 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm
HK 27.4: Vortrag
Dienstag, 16. März 2010, 17:45–18:00, HG V
First results of Beta-asymmetry measurement in neutron decay with the spectrometer Perkeo III — •Holger Mest1, Bastian Märkisch1,2, Torsten Soldner2,3, Xiangzun Wang4, Dominik Werder1, Alexander Petukhov2, Hartmut Abele4, and Dirk Dubbers1 — 1Physikalisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg — 2Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble — 3Physik-Department E18, TU München — 4Atominstitut, TU Wien
Neutron decay is well described by theory. Accurate measurements of correlations in this semileptonic decay allow high precision tests of the Standard Model and physics beyond, i.e. unitarity of quark mixing CKM matrix, right handed currents or scalar and tensor interactions. With the new spectrometer Perkeo III we measured the parity-violating Beta-asymmetry described by the correlation-coefficient A. We improved systematics as well as statistics. The measurement is virtually background-free due to the use of a pulsed cold neutron beam. The instrument was installed at the high flux neutron source at the ILL. Data taking has been finished in August 2009. We present the current status of the data analysis.