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Title: Polarized He3+2 ions in the Alternate Gradient Synchrotron to RHIC transfer line

The proposed electron-hadron collider (eRHIC) to be built at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) will allow the collisions of 20 GeV polarized electrons with 250 GeV polarized protons, or 100 GeV/n polarized 3He+2 ions, or other unpolarized ion species. The large value of the anomalous magnetic moment of the 3He nucleus GHe=(g₋2)/2=₋4.184 (where g is the g-factor of the 3He nuclear spin) combined with the peculiar layout of the transfer line which transports the beam bunches from the Alternate Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) makes the transfer and injection of polarized 3He ions from AGS to RHIC (AtR) a special case as we explain in the paper. Specifically in this paper we calculate the stable spin direction of a polarized 3He beam at the exit of the AtR line which is also the injection point of RHIC, and lastly, we discuss a simple modifications of the AtR beam-transfer-line, to perfectly match the stable spin direction of the injected polarized 3He beam to that of the circulating beam, at the injection point of RHIC.
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888; PRABFM; R&D Project: KBCH139; KB0202011
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Journal Name:
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams (Online)
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Journal Name: Physical Review Accelerators and Beams (Online); Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
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United States