TRIUMF experiment E497 is a study of parity violation in pp scattering at an energy where the leading term in the analyzing power is expected to vanish, thus measuring a unique combination of weak-interaction flavor-conserving terms. It is desired to reach a level of sensitivity of 2×10 -8 in both statistical and systematic errors. The leading systematic errors depend on transverse polarization components and, at least, the first moment of transverse polarization. A novel polarimeter that measures profiles of both transverse components of polarization as a function of position is described.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A
- Pub Date:
- January 2001
- Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors;
- Nuclear Experiment
- 19 pages LaTeX, 10 PostScript figures. To appear in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A