By NPL News
September 29, 2021
Dr. Tom Neulinger successfully defended his thesis on Tue. Sep. 21. Tom’s work involved measurements of the coating materials for the neutron EDM experiment at ILL (panEDM). Using ultracold neutrons from the SUN-2 superfluid helium source at the ILL, Tom measured the storage time from 10 K to 300 K for Cytop, a commercial fluoropolymer, and for deuterated polyethylene. These coatings have properties useful both for coating the source volume of the upgraded SuperSUN source, as well as for the target chamber of the panEDM experiment itself.