Polarization of a stored beam by spin filtering
1 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Ferrara, I-44121, Ferrara, Italy
2 Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Kernphysik, D-52425 Jülich, Germany
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Published online: 20 March 2014
In 2011 the PAX Collaboration has performed a successful spin-filtering test using protons at Tp = 49.3 MeV at the COSY ring, which confirms that spin filtering is a viable method to polarize a stored beam and that the present interpretation of the mechanism in terms of the proton-proton interaction is correct. The equipment and the procedures to produce stored polarized beams was successfully commissioned and are established. The outcome of the experiment is of utmost importance in view of the possible application of the method to polarize a beam of stored antiprotons.
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