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dc.contributor.advisorDutta, Dipangkaren_US
dc.contributor.authorMohanmurthy, Prajwalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-26T18:15:20Zen_US
dc.date.available2016-08-26T18:15:20Zen_US
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012-11-25en_US
dc.date.submitted2012-11-25en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11668/13594en_US
dc.description.abstractA novel precision polarimeter will go a long way in satisfying the requirements of the precision experiments being planned for a future facility such as the Electron Ion Collider. A polarimeter based on the asymmetry in the spacial distribution of the spin light component of synchrotron radiation will make for a fine addition to the existing conventional Møller and Compton polarimeters. The spin light polarimeter consists of a set of wriggler magnet along the beam that generate synchrotron radiation. The spacial distribution of synchrotron radiation will be measured by an ionization chamber after being collimated. The up-down spacial asymmetry in the transverse plane is used to quantify the polarization of the beam. As a part of the design process, firstly, a rough calculation was drawn out to establish the validity of such an idea. Secondly, the fringe fields of the wriggler magnet was simulated using a 2-D magnetic field simulation toolkit called Poisson Superfish, which is maintained by Los Alamos National Laboratory. This was used to account for beam motion effects and the corresponding correlations were show to be negligible. Lastly, a full fledged GEANT-4 simulation was built to study the response time of the ionization chamber. Currently, this GEANT-4 simulation is being analyzed for variety of effects that may hinder precision polarimetry.en_US
dc.languageen_USen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.publisherJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College Undergraduate Senior Thesesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges--Honors coursesen_US
dc.subject.otherElectron Ion Collideren_US
dc.subject.otherspin light polarimeteren_US
dc.subject.otherpolarimetryen_US
dc.titleA novel spin-light polarimeter for the Electron Ion Collideren_US
dc.typeHonors Thesisen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Physics and Astronomyen_US
dc.publisher.collegeJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors Collegeen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.officeHonors Office of Undergraduate Researchen_US
dc.contributor.issuingbodyMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.source.institutionMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeeOppenheimer, Seth F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeReimer, Paulen_US
dc.date.defense2012-12-04en_US


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