TITLE

End-compensated magnetostatic cavity for polarized 3He neutron spin filters

AUTHOR(S)
McIver, J. W.; Erwin, R.; Chen, W. C.; Gentile, T. R.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Jun2009, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p063905
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have expanded upon the “Magic Box” concept, a coil driven magnetic parallel plate capacitor constructed out of mu-metal, by introducing compensation sections at the ends of the box that are tuned to limit end-effects similar to those of short solenoids. This ability has reduced the length of the magic box design without sacrificing any loss in field homogeneity, making the device far more applicable to the often space limited neutron beam line. The appeal of the design beyond affording longer polarized 3He lifetimes is that it provides a vertical guide field, which facilitates neutron spin transport for typical polarized beam experiments. We have constructed two end-compensated magic boxes of dimensions 28.4×40×15 cm3 (length×width×height) with measured, normalized volume-averaged transverse field gradients ranging from 3.3×10-4 to 6.3×10-4 cm-1 for cell sizes ranging from 8.1×6.0 to 12.0×7.9 cm2 (diameter×length), respectively.
ACCESSION #
42961859

 

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