Two new test bench studies have deepened the understanding of polarized gas targets and the atomic beam sources (ABS) that fill them. The attenuation coefficient for beam loss due to rest gas scattering has been measured over a range of beam velocities. The total scattering cross sections can be extracted from these measurements for the first time.Low conductance injection tubes have the potential to increase the thickness of storage cell targets. Injection tubes with internal fins were characterized, and the beam loss at the tube exit was larger than expected. Beam simulations agree with the measured intensity loss only when the atoms' trajectories have a non-zero azimuthal velocity component.
Spin Physics: 18th International Spin Physics Symposium
- Pub Date:
- August 2009
- Polarized and other targets;
- Charged-particle beam sources and detectors;
- phototubes and photocathodes