Research at E18

E18 is involved in the following research projects:

High energy particle physics

COMPASS Experiment at CERN SPS

COMPASS is a high-energy physics experiment at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The purpose of this experiment is the study of hadron structure and hadron spectroscopy with high intensity muon and hadron beams.

Neutron physics

PENeLOPE - a Precision Experiment on the Neutron Lifetime Operating with Proton Extraction

PENeLOPE is a new high-precision experiment on the neutron lifetime τn planned at the Physik Department of Technische Universität München. Contrary to most lifetime experiments with stored neutrons so far, ultra-cold neutrons (UCN) are contained in a magnetic multipole field created by superconducting coils. The UCN are gravitationally bound in vertical direction, which allows extraction of the decay protons onto a detector. Using these techniques a precision of Δτn≤0.1s is aimed for.

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