Article Title

Neutron polarizers based on polarized He-3

Type of Work

Article

Date

1-11-1998

Journal Title

Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment

Journal ISSN

0168-9002

Journal Volume

402

Journal Issue

2-3

First Page

236

Last Page

240

DOI

10.1016/S0168-9002(97)00841-3

Abstract

The use or nuclear-spin polarized He-3 as a spin filter for low energy neutron beams is discussed and many properties of these polarizers are described. We compare this technique to other methods For polarizing neutrons of energy 0.01-100 eV. The status of a joint IUCF/NIST project for constructing transmission polarizers using both Rb spin-exchange and metastability-exchange optical pumping is presented.

Hamilton Areas of Study

Physics