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Status of Works on A-40-MCI-Activity Tritium Source for the Measurement of the Antineutrino Magnetic Moment

A. A. Yukhimchuk et al.

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 48 / Number 1 / July 2005 / Pages 731-736

Technical Paper / Tritium Science and Technology - Tritium in Neutrino Physics

For the experiment on the measurement of the electron antineutrino magnetic moment we suggest a new approach to the tritium source design, namely, a configuration of annular cells filled with TiT2 that are stacked into a hollow cylinder. Detectors are mounted in the hole inside.

We present results of the optimization of geometrical and physical parameters of the source with respect to its experimental effectiveness and safety guaranty at all stages of its lifecycle. We discuss the choice of the construction materials and specify technological issues relevant to radiation purity of the source, being of the special concern in the experiment on the electron antineutrino magnetic moment measurement.

 
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