Performance of a Polarized-Hydrogen Storage Cell Target

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Physics and Astronomy


A storage cell has been constructed for use as an internal polarized gas target in the storage ring at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility. The storage cell has thin teflon walls which allow for detection of low energy recoil particles. We report on nuclear polarization measurements of hydrogen atoms, produced by an atomic beam source, in this storage cell. The results indicate that a target polarization in excess of 0.70 is achieved. We discuss the design and construction details of a storage cell target and the polarization results which are based on low-energy pp spin correlation measurements using the University of Wisconsin tandem accelerator.

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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment