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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research section a-Accelerators spectrometers detectors and associated equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 21-Jun-2016|
- beta decay
- Gas catcher
- Polarization in buffer gas
- LASER ION-SOURCE