Over a period of well over a decade, a large number and variety of polarized 3He cells for neutron applications have been developed and tested at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These cells have primarily been employed for spin-exchange optical pumping (SEOP), and applied to neutron scattering and fundamental neutron physics. We describe the procedures we have employed for producing these cells, as well as their characteristics and applications. Whereas our best results are for cells blown from boron-free aluminosilicate glass, we summarize results with a range of other methods. We discuss our recent work on SEOP cells for wide angle neutron polarization analysis.
Citation: Journal of Physics Conference Proceedings
Pub Type: Journals