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Weak Interaction Studies with 6He

Abstract : The 6He nucleus is an ideal candidate to study the weak interaction. To this end we have built a high-intensity source of 6He delivering ~10^10 atoms/s to experiments. Taking full advantage of that available intensity we have performed a high-precision measurement of the 6He half-life that directly probes the axial part of the nuclear Hamiltonian. Currently, we are preparing a measurement of the beta-neutrino angular correlation in 6He beta decay that will allow to search for new physics beyond the Standard Model in the form of tensor currents.
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A. Knecht, Z. T. Alexander, Y. Bagdasarova, T. M. Cope, B. G. Delbridge, et al.. Weak Interaction Studies with 6He. 11th Conference on the intersections of particle and nuclear physics (CIPANP 2012), 2012, St Petersburg, United States. pp.636, ⟨10.1063/1.4826859⟩. ⟨in2p3-00785495⟩



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