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dc.contributor.advisor Gao, Haiyan en_US
dc.contributor.author Zong, Xing en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T20:15:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-01T04:30:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2416
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>This dissertation describes the first study of three-body photodisintegration of polarized 3He (&#947;3He &#8594; npp) with a circularly polarized photon beam.</p> <p>This measurement was carried out at the High Intensity &#947;-Ray Source(HI&#947;S) facility located at Duke University Free Electron Laser Laboratory and the incoming photon energy was 11.4 MeV. A high-pressure polarized 3He target based on spin exchange optical pumping (SEOP) of hybrid alkali was employed. Two methods--Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Electron</p> <p>Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)--were used to measure the polarization, which was determined to be &#8764; 42%.</p> <p>The data from the experiment were analyzed and a GEANT4 simulation was carried out to determine the corrections for finite geometry, neutron multiple scattering and detector efficiencies used in this experiment. The results are compared to the state-of-the-art three-body calculations and agreements are observed within rather large statistical uncertainties of the measurement. This experiment represents the first measurement of the asymmetry using spin-dependent 3He photodisintegration.</p> <p>The unpolarized differential cross section and helicity-dependent differential cross-section difference results are also presented and compared to the same theoretical calculations followed by a discussion of the results. Total cross section is also extracted using two different methods and agrees well with the theoretical prediction.</p> <p>New developments including a Sol-Gel coated pyrex 3He cell since the experiment are then presented. The in-beam test results of the aforementioned target cell from May 2009 test run are included and the prospect of future three-body photodisintegration is discussed in the end.</p> en_US
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dc.subject Physics, Nuclear en_US
dc.title First Study of Three-body Photodisintegration of 3He with Double Polarizations at HIGS en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Physics en_US
duke.embargo.months 24 en_US

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