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The neutron yesterday, today, and tomorrow

 a,  b,  b
a Institute ofApplied Chemical Physics, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, pl. Kurchatova 1, Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation
b Institute ofGeneral and Nuclear Physics, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, pl. Kurchatova 1, Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation

The current status of the study of the fundamental properties of the neutron is discussed. Experimental results on the neutron lifetime, β-decay angular correlations, electric dipole moment, and form factor are presented, and comparison with theory is made. Major experimental techniques are described. Exotic neutron features, such as the electric charge, baryon number nonconserving decays, etc., are discussed. The properties and applications of ultracold neutrons, and related problems, are discussed in detail. Some new ideas are suggested and research programs outlined.

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PACS: 13.30.Ce, 14.20.Dh (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1996v039n09ABEH000170
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/1996/9/f/
Citation: Mostovoi Yu A, Mukhin K N, Patarakin O O "The neutron yesterday, today, and tomorrow" Phys. Usp. 39 925–958 (1996)
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:   ,   ,    « , , » 166 987–1022 (1996); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0166.199609f.0987

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