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dc.contributor.authorFormaggio, Joseph A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-07T14:07:59Z
dc.date.available2016-04-07T14:07:59Z
dc.date.issued2012-08
dc.identifier.issn09205632
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/102192
dc.description.abstractThe shape of the beta decay energy distribution is sensitive to the mass of the electron neutrino. Attempts to measure the endpoint shape of tritium decay have so far seen no distortion from the zero-mass form. Here we show that a new type of electron energy spectroscopy could improve future measurements of this spectrum and therefore of the neutrino mass. We propose to detect the coherent cyclotron radiation emitted by an energetic electron in a magnetic field. For mildly relativistic electrons, like those in tritium decay, the relativistic shift of the cyclotron frequency allows us to extract the electron energy from the emitted radiation. As the technique inherently involves the measurement of a frequency in a non-destructive manner, it can, in principle, achieve a high degree of resolution and accuracy.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2012.09.058en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivativesen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceArxiven_US
dc.titleProject 8: Using Radio-Frequency Techniques to Measure Neutrino Massen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationFormaggio, J.A. “Project 8: Using Radio-Frequency Techniques to Measure Neutrino Mass.” Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 229–232 (August 2012): 371–375.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorFormaggio, Joseph A.en_US
dc.relation.journalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplementsen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsFormaggio, J.A.en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3757-9883
mit.licensePUBLISHER_CCen_US


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