Status of the polarized molecular source

D. K. Toporkov, D. M. Nikolenko, I. A. Rachek, Yu V. Shestakov, A. V. Yurchenko, R. Engels, L. Huxold, M. Büscher

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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 6.6∙10-2 mbar∙l/s is presented. The measured flux of polarized hydrogen molecules of ~ 3 ∙1012 mol/s is in reasonable agreement with the Monte-Carlo simulation. The obtained results can be used as a basis for the development of a high-intensity source of polarized molecules.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event23rd International Spin Physics Symposium, SPIN 2018 - Ferrara, Italy
Duration: 10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018


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