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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Polarization

2010

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A Low-Voltage Retarding-Field Mott Polarimeter For Photocathode Characterization, J.L. Mccarter, M.L. Stutzman, K.W. Trantham, Timothy G. Anderson, A.M. Cook, Timothy J. Gay Jan 2010

A Low-Voltage Retarding-Field Mott Polarimeter For Photocathode Characterization, J.L. Mccarter, M.L. Stutzman, K.W. Trantham, Timothy G. Anderson, A.M. Cook, Timothy J. Gay

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Nuclear physics experiments at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility’s CEBAF rely on high polarization electron beams. We describe a recently commissioned system for prequalifying and studying photocathodes for CEBAF with a load-locked, low-voltage polarized electron source coupled to a compact retarding-field Mott polarimeter. The polarimeter uses simplified electrode structures and operates from 5 to 30 kV. The effective Sherman function for this device has been calibrated by comparison with the CEBAF 5 MeV Mott polarimeter. For elastic scattering from a thick gold target at 20 keV, the effective Sherman function is 0.201(5). Its maximum efficiency at 20 ...