ON THE FEASIBILITY OF POLARIZED HEAVY IONS IN RHIC.

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Heavy nonspherical ions such as uranium have been proposed for collisions in RHIC[1]. When two such ions collide with their long axes aligned parallel to the beams (large helicities), then the plasma density might be as much as 60% higher. Since the collisions might have any orientation of the two nuclei, the alignment of the nuclei must be inferred from a complicated unfolding of multiplicity distributions. Instead, if it would be possible to polarize the ions and control the orientation in RHIC, then a much better sensitivity might be obtained. This paper investigates the manipulation of such polarized ions with ... continued below

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MACKAY, W.W. June 23, 2006.

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Heavy nonspherical ions such as uranium have been proposed for collisions in RHIC[1]. When two such ions collide with their long axes aligned parallel to the beams (large helicities), then the plasma density might be as much as 60% higher. Since the collisions might have any orientation of the two nuclei, the alignment of the nuclei must be inferred from a complicated unfolding of multiplicity distributions. Instead, if it would be possible to polarize the ions and control the orientation in RHIC, then a much better sensitivity might be obtained. This paper investigates the manipulation of such polarized ions with highly distorted shapes in RHIC. A number of ion species are considered as possibilities with either full or partial Siberian snakes in RHIC.

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  • 10TH BIENNIAL EUROPEAN PARTICLE ACCELERATOR CONFERENCE (EPAC); EDINBURGH, UK; 20060626 through 20060630

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MACKAY, W.W. ON THE FEASIBILITY OF POLARIZED HEAVY IONS IN RHIC., article, June 23, 2006; [Upton, New York]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc876889/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.