A gas cell for stopping, storing and polarizing radioactive particles

A. Sytema*, J. E. van den Berg, O. Boll, D. Chernowitz, E. A. Dijck, J. O. Grasdijk, S. Hoekstra, K. Jungmann, Sreekanth Chirayath Mathavan, C. Meinema, A. Mohanty, M. Nunez Portela, C. J. G. Onderwater, C. Pijpker, L. Willmann, H. W. Wilschut

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Abstract

A radioactive beam of Na-20 is stopped in a gas cell filled with Ne gas. The stopped particles are polarized by optical pumping. The degree of polarization that can be achieved is studied. A maximum polarization of 50% was found. The dynamic processes in the cell are described with a phenomenological model. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear instruments & methods in physics research section a-Accelerators spectrometers detectors and associated equipment
Volume822
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21-Jun-2016

Keywords

  • beta decay
  • Gas catcher
  • Polarization in buffer gas
  • Plasma
  • LASER ION-SOURCE
  • CROSS-SECTION
  • ATOMS
  • ENERGIES
  • SODIUM
  • K-36
  • CS

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