We discuss a novel concept of a polarized nuclear target for accelerator fixed-target scattering experiments, which is based on parahydrogen induced polarization (PHIP). One may be able to reach a 33% free-proton polarization in the ethane molecule. The potential advantages of such a target include operation at zero magnetic field, fast (∼100 Hz) polarization oscillation (akin to polarization reversal), and operation with large intensity of an electron beam.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A
- Pub Date:
- December 2012
- Nuclear Experiment;
- Physics - Chemical Physics;
- Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors
- 16 pages, 2 figures