Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 199, Issue 1–3, pp 29–38 | Cite as

The LPCTrap experiment: measurement of the β-ν angular correlation in 6He+ decay using a transparent Paul trap

  • Ph. Velten
  • G. Ban
  • D. Durand
  • X. Fléchard
  • E. Liénard
  • F. Mauger
  • A. Méry
  • O. Naviliat-Cuncic
  • D. Rodríguez
  • J. C. Thomas
Article

Abstract

The LPCTrap experiment is devoted to the precise measurement of the β-ν angular correlation parameter, aβν, in the pure Gamow-Teller decay of 6He+. This experiment is motivated by the search of the presence of tensor type contributions in the weak interaction. The radioactive source is confined in a transparent Paul trap installed at LIRAT, the low energy beam line of the SPIRAL facility. The β-ν correlation is studied by measuring the time of flight of the recoil ions detected in coincidence with the β particles. During the last experiment, a total of 4 × 106 coincidence events have been recorded which would enable to determine the coefficient with a statistical uncertainty of 0.5%. The status of the analysis is presented in this contribution.

Keywords

Ion trapping Precision measurement β-ν correlation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ph. Velten
    • 1
  • G. Ban
    • 1
  • D. Durand
    • 1
  • X. Fléchard
    • 1
  • E. Liénard
    • 1
  • F. Mauger
    • 1
  • A. Méry
    • 1
  • O. Naviliat-Cuncic
    • 1
  • D. Rodríguez
    • 1
  • J. C. Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.LPC Caen, ENSICAENUniversité de CaenCaenFrance

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