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Title: Measurement of the nuclear polarization of hydrogen and deuterium molecules using a Lamb-shift polarimeter

Lamb-shift polarimeters are used to measure the nuclear polarization of protons and deuterons at energies of a few keV. In combination with an ionizer, the polarization of hydrogen and deuterium atoms was determined after taking into account the loss of polarization during the ionization process. The present work shows that the nuclear polarization of hydrogen or deuterium molecules can be measured as well, by ionizing the molecules and injecting the H{sub 2}{sup +} (or D{sub 2}{sup +}) ions into the Lamb-shift polarimeter.
Authors:
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  1. Institut für Kernphysik, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Wilhelm-Johnen-Str. 1, 52428 Jülich (Germany)
  2. Laboratory of Cryogenic and Superconductive Technique, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Orlova Roscha 1, 188300 Gatchina (Russian Federation)
  3. Institut für Kernphysik, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicher Str. 77, 50937 Köln (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22305889
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DEUTERIUM; DEUTERIUM IONS; DEUTERONS; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN IONS 2 PLUS; KEV RANGE; LAMB SHIFT; POLARIMETERS; POLARIZATION; PROTONS