An experimental setup is proposed for the precise measurement of the quantum states of ultracold neutrons bound in the earth's gravitational field. The experiment utilizes a CCD-based pixel sensor and magnification system to observe the fine structure of the neutron distribution. In this work, we analyzed the sensor's deposited energy measurement capability and found that its spatial resolution was 5.3 μ m. A magnifying power of two orders of magnitude was realized by using a cylindrical rod as a convex mirror.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Mar 11|
- Gravitational field
- Quantum state
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics