Nuclear polarization of molecular hydrogen recombined on a non-metallic surface
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Revised: 15 December 2003
Published online: 24 February 2004
The nuclear polarization of molecules formed by recombination of nuclear polarized H atoms on the surface of a storage cell initially coated with a silicon-based polymer has been measured by using the longitudinal double-spin asymmetry in deep-inelastic positron-proton scattering. The molecules are found to have a substantial nuclear polarization, which is evidence that initially polarized atoms retain their nuclear polarization when absorbed on this type of surface.
PACS: 29.25.Pj – Polarized and other targets / 34. – Atomic and molecular collision processes and interactions / 39.10.+j – Atomic and molecular beam sources and techniques / 13.88.+e – Polarization in interactions and scattering
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