A polarized solid 3 He target for neutron transmission experiments


Journal Article

We describe the construction and operation of a solid 3He polarized nuclear target which we have used for measurements of the spin dependence of the n-3He interaction at MeV energies. The target, which contains 0.4 mole of 3He was polarized to 38% at 12 mK in a field of 7 T. The target is suitable for nuclear physics measurements which are insensitive to the large magnetic field and produce beam heating of tenths of microwatts. We discuss refinements and paths to improved solid 3He targets at higher polarizations and lower fields. © 1995.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keith, CD; Gould, CR; Haase, DG; Huffman, PR; Roberson, NR; Seely, ML; Tornow, W; Wilburn, WS

Published Date

  • April 1, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 357 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 34 - 39

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0168-9002(94)01522-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus