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Workshop on Fundamental Neutron Physics
at the
Spallation Neutron Source
(FNPSNS 2001)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN, USA

September 20 and 21, 2001


Tutorial/Introductory Session

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2PM to 5PM Topics are:

Geoff Greene


Fred Wietfeldt

  1. Comparison of steady-state (reactor) and pulsed (spallation) neutron sources from the point of view of fundamental neutron experiments.
  2. Nucleon-nucleon weak interaction, parity violating observables, f_pi, h_rho/omega; including recent results from nuclear, atomic, and neutron physics experiments.
  3. The proposed n+p -> d + gamma parity-violation experiment.
  4. Neutron spin rotation in He-4, H2.
  5. Testing the Standard Model with neutron beta decay.
  6. Weak coupling constants, unitarity of the CKM matrix, right-handed currents, scalar and tensor weak forces.
  7. The Harvard/NIST UCN lifetime experiment.
  8. Prospects for new precision measurements of neutron beta decay correlation coefficients.
  9. The proposed LANL neutron EDM experiment.

Workshop Program (Tentative)

Thursday, Sept. 20
        Chair:						Fred Bertrand (Director, Physics Division)

   9:00 Welcome 					Jim Roberto (ORNL Associate Director Phys. Sci.)
   9:10 Purpose and Scope of Workshop         		Geoff Greene (LANL)

   9:30 ORNL Physics Div. Perspective 			Fred Bertrand (ORNL)

   9:40 LANL Perspective				John McClelland (LANL)

   9:50 NIST Perspective 				David Gilliam (NIST)

10:00 The SNS and the IDT process           		Thom Mason (ORNL Associate 
Director, SNS)

10:30 - 10:50 Break

        Chair:                               		Mike Snow (Indiana University)

   10:50 Characteristics of the SNS Source   		Phil Ferguson  (ORNL)

  11:30 Proposed Beamline and its
              Performance Characteristics        	Paul Koehler (ORNL)

12:10 - 1:30 Lunch

        Chair:                               		Glenn Young (ORNL)

   1:30 Requirements for SNS Experiments:

    1:30 n + p   d + g	                       		Seppo Pentilla (LANL)
    2:00 Neutron Spin Rotation               		Blayne Heckel (U. of Washington)
    2:30 Neutron Decay Correlations          		Scott Wilburn (LANL)
    3:00 Neutron Lifetime via Trapped UCN     		John Doyle (Harvard University)

3:30 - 3:50 Break

        Chair:                              		Chris Gould (N.C. State Univ.)
   3:50 Requirements for SNS Experiments (cont.):

    3:50 Neutron Electric Dipole Moment			Martin Cooper (LANL)

   4:20 Neutron Physics at NIST and ILL 		Paul Huffman (NIST)
             and Prospects for the SNS

   4:50 ESS Scientific Case for Fundamental Neutron	Helmut Rauch Physics         		  		(Chairman, ESS Fund. Phys. Group)

   5:20 Discussion on "Possible Other Experiments"	Discussion Leader: Chris Gould

Friday, September 21
        Chair:                               Geoff Greene

  9:00 Summary of Beamline                   Mike Snow
          Requirements

  9:40 Discussion on
          "Organization/Operation"           Discussion Leader: Geoff Greene

10:20 Break

  10:40 Discussion on "Organization/Operation" cont.

  11:10 Discussion of Proposal               Discussion Leader: Frank Plasil
          Preparation

12:00 Lunch

  1:15 Visit of SNS                          Organizer: Vince Cianciolo (ORNL)

  2:30 Discussions continued as needed       Discussion Leader: Geoff Greene

4:00 Adjourn

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