A new type of polarimeter has been built for protons between 20 and 84 MeV. It is a ray trace type with a multifoil of carbon, multiwire proportional chambers and plastic scintillators. The polarimeter distinguishes between elastic and inelastic scattering from carbon foil and has a large solid angle acceptance (∼ 470 msr) from the carbon foil. The effective analyzing power and the effective efficiency for practical use are estimated at 0.84 and 1.7 × 10-4 in the vicinity of 60 MeV, respectively. To evaluate these values, cross sections and analyzing powers for p-C elastic scattering have been measured for laboratory scattering angles between 15° and 80° at 19 energies from 21.1 to 83.8 MeV.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics