Research at E18
E18 is involved in the following research projects:
High energy particle physics
COMPASS Experiment at CERN SPS
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.