Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., October 16, 2014, at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Techniques and Applications for Spin Polarized Nuclei

Josh Pierce, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), Newport News, Virginia
ORNL, Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

Spin polarized nuclear targets have been used for decades in scattering experiments to probe the spin structure of the nucleon. Several techniques are available to create polarization in a variety of materials, both solid and gaseous, as well as across many nuclei. In addition to the traditional role of these materials as targets for nuclear physics experiments, there is new interest in using the same techniques for applications in other fields. I will describe the techniques involved as well as the current and possible future applications.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124