Laser polarized muonic atoms

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Lasers are an important tool in the field of muon physics. A new application of lasers, namely producing polarized muonic atoms, is the subject of a new program at LAMPF. One technique already demonstrated is stopping unpolarized muons in a laser polarized3He target. A more promising idea is to polarize neutral muonic helium by collisions with laser polrized Rb vapor. These methods for producing polarized muonic helium will be useful for measuring the spin dependence of nuclear muon capture and for determining the induced pseudoscalar coupling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Issue number1 Supplement
StatePublished - Mar 1992



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  • 32.80.Bx
  • 36.10.Dr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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