Detection of Circularly Polarized γ-Rays and the Production of Polarized Electrons

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IN a recent communication1, it was pointed out that the (n - γ) processes induced by polarized neutrons will in general lead to partially or totally polarized end-products. In particular, it was shown that for spin values of the initial and resulting nucleus of 0 and ½, respectively, the γ-ray emitted in the direction of the spin of the incident neutron is completely circularly polarized. The same result holds true for the pair of spin values ½, 0.

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HALPERN, O. Detection of Circularly Polarized γ-Rays and the Production of Polarized Electrons. Nature 168, 782 (1951). https://doi.org/10.1038/168782a0

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