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A Method of obtaining Polarized Neutron Beams

Nature volume 140, page 425 (04 September 1937) | Download Citation

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RECENT progress in cooling methods have made it possible to obtain temperatures where kT becomes comparable with the energy separation, due to space quantization of nuclear spins in high magnetic fields.1 The nuclei will, under such conditions, occupy the lower levels of space quantization more abundantly than the higher ones, provided that temperature equilibrium between the lattice of the cooled substance and its nuclei is obtainable.2 This effect is equivalent to a polarization of the nuclei, and might be useful for obtaining highly polarized neutron beams without great loss of intensity.

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  1. Institute of Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen. August 14.

    • HANS V. HALBAN JUN.

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  • Nuclear Cooling

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