ISSN - 00319007, EISSN - 10797114, Physical Review Letters, 2000, vol. 84, p. 3855-3858
Experiments with Longitudinally Polarized Electrons in a Storage Ring Using a Siberian Snake
We report on first measurements with polarized electrons stored in a medium-energy ring and with a polarized internal target. Polarized electrons were injected at 442 MeV (653 MeV), and a partial (full) Siberian snake was employed to preserve the polarization. Longitudinal polarization at the interaction point and polarization lifetime of the stored electrons were determined with laser hackscattering. Spin observables were measured for electrodisintegration of polarized 3He, with simultaneous detection of scattered electrons, protons, neutrons, deuterons, and 3He nuclei, over a large phase space.