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Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy
Gray Rybka (UW Physics)

ABC Physics (Atomic/Bio/Condensed Matter) Seminar

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:30 PM
Location: 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.​