Nuclear Physics with Polarized Particles

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This volume covers methods and devices necessary to perform experiments with polarized particles and to measure polarization and polarization effects. Coverage includes a brief review of modern applications in medicine and fusion-energy research.

The measurement of spin-polarization observables in reactions of nuclei and particles is of great utility and advantage when the effects of single-spin sub-states are to be investigated. Indeed, the unpolarized differential cross-section encompasses the averaging over the spin states of the particles, and thus loses details of the interaction process. This introductory text combines, in a single volume, course-based lecture notes on spin physics and on polarized-ion sources with the aim of providing a concise yet self-contained starting point for newcomers to the field, as well as for lecturers in search of suitable material for their courses and seminars.

A significant part of the book is devoted to introducing the formal theorya description of polarization and of nuclear reactions with polarized particles. The remainder of the text describes the physical basis of methods and devices necessary to perform experiments with polarized particles and to measure polarization and polarization effects in nuclear reactions. The book concludes with a brief review of modern applications in medicine and fusion energy research. For reasons of conciseness and of the pedagogical aims of this volume, examples are mainly taken from low-energy installations such as tandem Van de Graaff laboratories, although the emphasis of present research is shifting to medium- and high-energy nuclear physics. Consequently, this volume is restricted to describing non-relativistic processes and focuses on the energy range from astrophysical energies (a few keV) to tens of MeV. It is further restricted to polarimetry of hadronic particles.



Tutorial and self-contained, course-based text at graduate level

Treats both theory and experiment

Written by leading expert in the field



Inhalt
Dedication.- Preface.- Introduction.- Spin States and Spin Polarization.- Density Operator, Density Matrix.- Rotations, Angular Dependence of the Tensor Moments.- Description of Nuclear Reactions of Particles With Spin.- Partial Wave Expansion.- Charged-particle Versus Neutron-induced Reactions.- Sources and Targets of Polarized H and D Ions.- Polarization by Optical Pumping.- Production of Polarization by Other Methods.- Measurement of Polarization Observables.- Polarimetry.- Medical Applications.- "Polarized" Fusion.- Outlook.- List of References.- Index.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Nuclear Physics with Polarized Particles
Autor
EAN
9783642242250
ISBN
978-3-642-24225-0
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Springer, Berlin
Genre
Physik & Astronomie
Anzahl Seiten
182
Gewicht
g
Größe
H235mm x B235mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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