Polarization of a stored beam by spin filtering
2012 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, Vol. 718, no 1, 64-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The PAX Collaboration has successfully performed a spin-filtering experiment with protons at the COSY-ring. The measurement allowed the determination of the spin-dependent polarizing cross section, that compares well with the theoretical prediction from the nucleon-nucleon potential. The test confirms that spin-filtering can be adopted as a method to polarize a stored beam and that the present interpretation of the mechanism in terms of the proton-proton interaction is correct. The outcome of the experiment is of utmost importance in view of the possible application of the method to polarize a beam of stored antiprotons.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 718, no 1, 64-69 p.
Polarized beams, Storage rings, Antiprotons
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85529DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2012.10.030ISI: 000311816400010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-85529DiVA: diva2:585981