Source of polarized hydrogen molecules

D. K. Toporkov, A. V. Gramolin, D. M. Nikolenko, I. A. Rachek, R. Sh Sadykov, Yu V. Shestakov, A. V. Yurchenko, S. A. Zevakov

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • Polarized fuel
  • Polarized molecules
  • Polarized target

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