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Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 66, Issue 12, pp 2178–2182 | Cite as

Neutron-antineutron oscillations in the trapping box

  • B. O. Kerbikov
Elementary Particles and Fields Theory

Abstract

The problem of n-\(\bar n\) oscillations for ultracold neutrons confined within a trap is reexamined. It is shown that the growth of the \(\bar n\) component with time is to a decent accuracy given by \(P(\bar n) = \varepsilon _{n\bar n}^2 t_L t\), where \(\varepsilon _{n\bar n}\) is the mixing parameter and t L ∼ 1 s is the neutron propagation time between subsequent collisions with the trap walls. Possible corrections to this law and open questions are discussed.

Keywords

Elementary Particle Propagation Time Neutron Propagation Ultracold Neutron Subsequent Collision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. O. Kerbikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical and Experimental PhysicsMoscowRussia

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