A novel source of polarized hydrogen and deuterium molecules has been tested. The use of sextupole superconducting magnets allows us to select molecules with the nuclear spin projection −1 for hydrogen and −2 for deuterium. The measured beam intensity of polarized hydrogen molecules for the nozzle temperature range of 6.5–30 K and a gas flow rate up to 5⋅10−2Torr⋅l∕s is presented. The measured flux of polarized hydrogen molecules of ≈3⋅1012mol∕s is in reasonable agreement with estimations. The obtained results can be used as a basis for the development of a high-intensity source of polarized molecules.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2017|
- Polarized fuel
- Polarized molecules
- Polarized target