B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984) Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1994)
Dr. Wietfeldt's research is in neutron physics, in particular precision neutron decay measurements and neutron interferometry. These experiments probe the basic forces of nature, test the Standard Model of particle physics, and explore quantum interactions between neutrons and matter. Experiments are conducted at national neutron science facilities such as the NIST Center for Neutron Research in Gaitherburg, Maryland. Experimental design, setup, and data analysis are done on Tulane campus.
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Neutron polarimetry using a polarized 3He cell for the aCORN experiment, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 988, 164862 (2021). B. C. Schafer, W. A. Byron, W. C. Chen, B. Collett, M. S. Dewey, ..., F. E. Wietfeldt
Precision Measurement of the Neutron Scattering Length of 4He Using Neutron Interferometry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 012501 (2020). R. Haun, F. E. Wietfeldt, M. Arif, M. G. Huber, T. C. Black, ...
Measurements of the Neutron Lifetime, Atoms 6, 70 (2018). F. E. Wietfeldt
aCORN: an experiment to measure the electron-antineutrino correlation coefficient in free neutron decay, Rev. Sci. Instr. 88, 083503 (2017). B. Collett, F. Bateman, J. Byrne, W. A. Byron, W. Chen, ..., F. E. Wietfeldt
Measurement of the Electron-Antineutrino Angular Correlation in Neutron Beta Decay, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 042502 (2017). G. Darius, W. A. Byron, C. R. DeAngelis, M. T. Hassan, F. E. Wietfeldt, ...
Precision Measurement of the Radiative Beta Decay of the Free Neutron, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 242501 (2016). M. J. Bales, R. Alarcon, C. D. Bass, E. J. Beise, H. Breuer, ..., F. E. Wietfeldt