2022 Impact factor 2.7
Hadrons and Nuclei
Open Access
Eur. Phys. J. A 24, s2.123-s2.126 (2005)
DOI: 10.1140/epjad/s2005-04-028-8

Møller polarimetry with atomic hydrogen targets

E. Chudakov1 and V. Luppov2

1  Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA23606, USA
2  University of Michigan Spin Physics Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2036, USA

(Received 15 October 2004 / Published online 08 February 2005)


A novel proposal of using polarized atomic hydrogen gas, stored in an ultra-cold magnetic trap, as the target for electron beam polarimetry based on Møller scattering is discussed. Such a target of practically 100% polarized electrons could provide a superb systematic accuracy of about 0.5% for beam polarization measurements. Feasibility studies for the CEBAF electron beam have been performed.

PACS: 07.60.Fs Polarimeters - 29.25.Pj Polarized targets - 67.65.+z Spin-polarized hydrogen and helium

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