The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 162, Issue 1, pp 59–62

Manifestation of tensor magnetic polarizability of the deuteron in storage ring experiments

Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2008-00776-9

Cite this article as:
Silenko, A.J. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2008) 162: 59. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2008-00776-9

Abstract

It was previously shown that the tensor magnetic polarizability of the deuteron causes the spin rotation with two frequencies and experiences beating for polarized deuteron beams in storage rings. We confirm an existence of this effect and derive general formulae describing deuteron spin dynamics. It is found that an initially tensor polarized deuteron beam can acquire a final horizontal vector polarization of order of 1%. This effect allows to measure the tensor magnetic polarizability of the deuteron in storage ring experiments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear ProblemsBelarusian State UniversityMinskBelarus