Neutron β-decay, Standard Model and cosmology

A.P. Serebrov
2007 Physics Letters B  
The precise value of the neutron lifetime is of fundamental importance to particle physics and cosmology. The neutron lifetime recently obtained, 878.5 +/- 0.7stat +/- 0.3sys s, is the most accurate one to date. The new result for the neutron lifetime differs from the world average value by 6.5 standard deviations. The impact of the new result on testing of Standard Model and on data analysis for the primordial nucleosynthesis model is scrutinized.
doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2007.05.047 fatcat:snk6ihno7vhnnorq5ncjrgdok4