PROSPECTS FOR ACCELERATION OF DEUTERONS AND HELIONS.

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In order to study the spin structure of the neutron at high energy, a beam rich in polarized neutrons needs to be developed. The neutron has no charge and cannot be accelerated, so either deuterons or helions must be considered. When it comes to spin manipulation and stability of the polarization in a circular accelerator, it is the anomalous part of the magnetic moment which is important. If the anomaly is too small, then manipulation becomes difficult as in the case of deuterons--spin rotators and Siberian snakes become ineffective. {sup 3}He nuclei appear to be the easiest choice for a ... continued below

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MACKAY,W.W. September 10, 2007.

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In order to study the spin structure of the neutron at high energy, a beam rich in polarized neutrons needs to be developed. The neutron has no charge and cannot be accelerated, so either deuterons or helions must be considered. When it comes to spin manipulation and stability of the polarization in a circular accelerator, it is the anomalous part of the magnetic moment which is important. If the anomaly is too small, then manipulation becomes difficult as in the case of deuterons--spin rotators and Siberian snakes become ineffective. {sup 3}He nuclei appear to be the easiest choice for a polarized neutron beam. In this paper I discuss the prospects for both helions and deuterons as polarized beams in RHIC or in an electron-ion collider.

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  • 12TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON POLARIZED SOURCES, TARGETS, AND POLARIMETRY; BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY, UPTON, NEW YORK; 20070910 through 20070914

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  • Report No.: BNL--79623-2007-CP
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-98CH10886
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MACKAY,W.W. PROSPECTS FOR ACCELERATION OF DEUTERONS AND HELIONS., article, September 10, 2007; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899227/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.