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Ultracold neutrons — discovery and research


Frank Neutron Physics Laboratory, Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow Region, Russian Federation

A review of the progress in the physics of ultracold neutrons (UCN), starting with the first experimental studies, is given. Problems dealt with by the author under the supervision of Fyodor L’vovich Shapiro are presented. It is shown how these problems were gradually solved and how their relation to other issues in physics was revealed. A review of the present status of UCN physics is given, and the prospects are discussed.

Text can be downloaded in Russian. English translation is available on IOP Science.
PACS: 13.30.Ce, 14.20.Dh (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1996v039n03ABEH000138
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/1996/3/d/
Citation: Ignatovich V K "Ultracold neutrons — discovery and research" Phys. Usp. 39 283–304 (1996)
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Оригинал: Игнатович В К «Ультрахолодные нейтроны — открытие и исследование» УФН 166 303–326 (1996); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0166.199603d.0303

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