Study of lithium deuteride as a material for a polarized target

S. Bültmann, D. G. Crabb, D. B. Day, R. D. Fatemi, B. Gardner, C. M. Harris, J. R. Johnson, J. S. McCarthy, P. M. McKee, W. Meyer, S. I. Penttilä, E. Ponikvar, A. Rijllart, O. A. Rondon, S. St. Lorant, W. A. Tobias, S. Trentalange, H. Zhu, B. Zihlmann, D. Zimmermann

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Experiment E155 at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) measured the spin-dependent structure of the proton and neutron, using for the first time 6LiD as the polarized deuteron target material in a high-energy electron beam. This compound provides a significantly higher dilution factor than any other solid deuteron target material currently used in high-energy physics experiments. Results of the polarization behavior of the 6LiD target material before and after exposure to the 50 GeV/c electron beam used in E155 are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-36
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 1999

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to express their deep gratitude to D. Bocek, M. Hernandez, C. Settakorn, and H. Wiedemann of SUNSHINE at Stanford University for providing excellent irradiation conditions at their facility and many hours of help. The technical support of the SLAC EF Division with W. Kaminskas, W. Nichols, R. Pitthan, and M. Racine was indispensable. This work was supported in part by the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics at the University of Virginia and the US Department of Energy under Grant No. DE-FG02-96ER40950 and contract DE-AC03-76SF00515.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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