The neutron is an elementary particle that has been extensively studied, both theoretically and experimentally. This book reviews and analyses the results of the mainly experimental research on the neutron and rationalizes what is known so far about its intrinsic properties. The book covers topics that have not previously been dealt with in detail, including the gravitational properties of the neutron, precise determination of its mass, beta-decay, and its
electromagnetic properties. This translation is an updated version of the original Russian text and also covers the more recent advances made during the past 7-8 years, including the
application of methods based on the storage of ultra-cold neutrons to the study of beta-decay, new precise measurement of the mass of the neutron, and confirmation of modern theories of the internal structure of the neutron.
'Alexandrov's book is written at a level which should make it accessible, not only to particle physicists, but also to a wider community of scientists with an understanding of quantum mechanics and some appreciation of nuclear phenomena...an important and very welcome work.'
J. Byrne, University of Sussex, Contemporary Physics, Volume 33, Number 5, September/October 1992
`It serves as both an introduction to the beginner ... and a reference for the expert ... In addition it is enjoyable to read the descriptions of the many beautiful experiments ... the reader is both entertained and reminded of the basis on which our knowledge of the neutron properties rests ... you will enjoy this book.'
W. Scott Wilburn, Duke University, American Scientist, Volume 82
Wave properties of the neutron and types of interaction; The neutron and gravity; Mass of the neutron; Spin of the neutron; Beta decay of the free neutron; Magnetic moment of the neutron; Electric dipole movement of the neutron; Electric charge of the neutron; Electromagnetic structure of the neutron; Neutron-neutron scattering; The antineutron; References; Index.
Series: Oxford Series on Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 26th March 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.4
Weight (kg): 0.46