Spin-exchange effects on tensor polarization of deuterium atoms

H.J. Bulten*, Z.L. Zhou, J.F.J. van den Brand

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Abstract

We present measurements of the effects of spin exchange on the nuclear tensor polarization of atomic deuterium gas. Measurements of the nuclear polarization have been performed at several values of the magnetic field. In these measurements, only the gas density was changed, leaving all other experimental parameters constant. The results are in qualitative agreement with a model, based on the spin-exchange mechanism proposed by Purcell and Field. The results are relevant for nuclear and particle-physics experiments, using nuclear polarized hydrogen or deuterium targets, as well as for laser optical pumping applications of H-1 and H-2. [S1050-2947(98)03806-2]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1146-1151
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • INTERNAL TARGETS
  • STORAGE-RING
  • GAS TARGETS
  • HYDROGEN
  • SCATTERING

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