TITLE

Acceleration and storage of polarized proton beam at RHIC

AUTHOR(S)
Roser, Thomas
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 512 Issue 1, p213
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
High energy polarized beam collisions will open up the unique physics opportunities of studying spin effects in hard processes. However, the acceleration of polarized beams in circular accelerators is complicated by the numerous depolarizing spin resonances. Using a partial Siberian Snake and a rf dipole that ensure stable adiabatic spin motion during acceleration has made it possible to accelerate polarized protons to 25 GeV at the Brookhaven AGS. Full Siberian Snakes and polarimeters are being developed for RHIC to make the acceleration of polarized protons to 250 GeV possible. Spin rotators around two RHIC interaction regions will allow for the collision of longitudinally polarized protons at the STAR and PHENIX detectors. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6028185

 

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