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Maynard (Scott) Dewey

Professional Interest: 

Precise measurements of decay parameters in neutron beta decay as a means to probe the Standard Model (e.g. the neutron lifetime and the correlation between the outgoing electron and electron-antineutrino momenta). 

Precise measurements of thermal and cold neutron fluences as a means to reduce the uncertainty in beam-type measurements of the neutron lifetime, and as a means to measure important neutron capture cross sections (e.g. boron and lithium)

Precise measurements of neutron source intensities using the manganese bath method as a means to reduce the uncertainty of neutron source calibrations for industry and government.



Radiation Physics Division
Neutron Physics Group

Employment History:

NIST, 1986 - present

Staff physicist, Ionizing Radiation Division, 1990 - present

Staff physicist, Quantum Metrology Division, 1986-1990

Research Associate, Cyclotron Laboratory, Princeton University, 1984 - 1986


Ph.D., Physics, Princeton University, 1984


Phone: 301-975-4843
Fax: 301-926-1604