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Sans Polarization Analysis With Nuclear-Spin-Polarized He-3, T. R. Gentile, Gordon L. Jones, A. K. Thompson, J. Barker, C. J. Glinka, B. Hammouda, J. W. Lynn Jun 2000

Sans Polarization Analysis With Nuclear-Spin-Polarized He-3, T. R. Gentile, Gordon L. Jones, A. K. Thompson, J. Barker, C. J. Glinka, B. Hammouda, J. W. Lynn

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A neutron spin filter based on transmission through nuclear-spin-polarized He-3 gas has been applied to polarization analysis of small angle neutron scattering (SANS). Such spin filters, which are based on the large spin dependence of the absorption of neutrons by He-3, make SANS polarization analysis possible because of their large angular acceptance. In the present experiment, a He-3-based analyzer was employed to separate nuclear scattering into its coherent and spin-incoherent components. Polarized He-3 analyzers were prepared by two different optical pumping methods and installed on the NG3 SANS instrument at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). Measurements were taken ...