Développement et optimisation d'un système de polarisation de neutrons ultra froids dans le cadre d'une nouvelle mesure du moment dipolaire électrique du neutron

Abstract : The work presented in this thesis has been performed within the framework of an experiment located at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and dedicated to the measurement of the neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM). The expected sensitivity is 1027 e.cm at the end of 2013. The experiment requires a polarized ultracold neutron (UCN) beam. A new polarizing system, a spin transport device and a spin reversal system have been developed for this purpose. Their study is detailed in this thesis. These systems are currently installed on the experiment. Thanks to magnetic field mappings done on the spectrometer, to magnetic field simulations using the Radia and Maentouch programs and also to Monte-Carlo simulations using the Geant4 software, the efficiency of the device has been calculated. The measured efficiency is 88.5 0.3%, which is slightly less than the expected value of 95%. Furthermore, this preliminary data taken in October 2011 allows the determination of some fundamental parameters of the experiment such as the filling, storage and longitudinal depolarization time constants of the spectrometer. These parameters are promising for the continuation of the experiment.
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Nuclear Experiment. Université de Caen, 2012. French


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E. Pierre. Développement et optimisation d'un système de polarisation de neutrons ultra froids dans le cadre d'une nouvelle mesure du moment dipolaire électrique du neutron. Nuclear Experiment. Université de Caen, 2012. French. <tel-00726870>

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