Spin-polarized deuterium in magnetic traps

J.M.V.A. Koelman, H.T.C. Stoof, B.J. Verhaar, J.T.M. Walraven

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    Abstract

    We have calculated the spin-exchange two-body rate constants associated with the population dynamics of the hyperfine levels of atomic deuterium as a function of magnetic field in the Boltzmann zero-temperature limit. Results indicate that a gas of low-field–seeking deuterium atoms trapped in a static magnetic field minimum decays rapidly into an ultrastable gas of doubly spin-polarized deuterium. We also discuss the temperature dependence of various effects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)676-679
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume59
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1987

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