Fundamental physics possibilities at the European Spallation Source

Esben Bryndt Klinkby, Konstantin Batkov, Ferenc Mezei, Eric Pitcher, Troels Schönfeldt, Alan Takibayev, Luca Zanini

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    The construction of the European Spallation has recently started in Lund, Sweden.In addition to the neutron scattering instruments the ESS is designed to serve, the constructionof a new spallation source opens up new possibilities for fundamental physics experiments. Inthis paper some of the possibilities for in-pile experiments are discussed, i.e. experiments thatimpacts the target-moderator-reector systems and that can best be constructed if they areconsidered already in the design phase of a new facility. The main focus of the work reportedhere is put on possible changes to the baseline target-moderator-reector design that wouldallow for ultra cold neutron production and extraction. For completeness, the paper also discusspossible discovery physics experiments that are presently being studied in the framework of ESS.In parallel to the topics discussed here, work is ongoing investigating the scientic potential forin-beam fundamental physics experiments at the ESS.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources (ICANS XXI) : Dawn of High Power Neutron Sources and Science Applications
    EditorsT. Oku, M. Nakamura, K. Sakai, M. Teshigawara, H. Tatsumoto, M. Yonemura, J. Suzuki, M. Arai
    Number of pages7
    PublisherJapan Atomic Energy Agency
    Publication date2016
    Article number3.10.2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event21st Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources - Ibaraki Prefectural Culture Center, Mito, Japan
    Duration: 29 Sep 20143 Oct 2014
    Conference number: 21


    Conference21st Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources
    LocationIbaraki Prefectural Culture Center
    SeriesJ A E A - Conf
    SeriesK E K Proceedings


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