Sources of Polarized Nuclei

  • W. Grüebler
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 33)


The basic principles, status, and new methods for the production of neutral nuclear spin polarized hydrogen atoms and of positive and negative polarized hydrogen ions are reviewed. The new developments are described and the performance of different types of sources is discussed. In particular, the improvement of the polarized atomic hydrogen beam density by cooling the atoms to low velocity, and their use for polarized targets and ion sources are discussed. The different ionization processes are presented, and suggested. The presently known techniques suggest H+ and D+ beam intensities in the mA range whereas H and D currents of a few 100 μA seem attainable.


Strong Magnetic Field Atomic Beam Electron Cyclotron Resonance Tensor Polarization Nuclear Polarization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Grüebler
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  1. 1.Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, ETH-HönggerbergInstitute for Intermediate Energy PhysicsZürichSwitzerland

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