Precise measurement of neutron β decay allows determining the coupling constant of weak interaction independent of any nuclear structure. We have developed measurement system of neutron β decay at a thermal neutron beamline in JRR-3, JAEA. By using coincidence technique of two kinds of detectors, we have succeeded in detecting the signal of neutron β decay with S/N of 0.63 and count rate of 0.40 cps.
- Neutron β decay
- Standard model
- Weak interaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering