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Title: Explore the possibility of accelerating polarized He-3 beam in RHIC

As the world's first high energy polarized proton collider, RHIC has made significant progresses in measuring the proton spin structure in the past decade. In order to have better understanding of the contribution of up quarks and down quarks to the proton spin structure, collisions of high energy polarized neutron beams are required. Polarized He-3 beams offer an effectiveway to provide polarized neutron beams. In this paper, we present studies of accelerating polarized He-3 in RHIC with the current dual snake configuration. Possibilities of adding two more pairs of snakes for accelerating polarized He-3 were explored. Results of six snake configuration in RHIC are also reported in the paper.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1047667
Report Number(s):
BNL--96726-2012-CP
R&D Project: KBCH139; 18031; KB0202011; TRN: US1204015
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2012 International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2012); New Orleans, LA; 20120520 through 20120525
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE SC OFFICE OF SCIENCE (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; CONFIGURATION; NEUTRON BEAMS; PROTONS; QUARKS; SPIN; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; POLARIZED BEAMS; HELIUM 3 relativistic heavy ion collider