Na59 Experiment at CERN-SPS aims for obtaining circularly polarized high energy photons (∼100GeV) starting from an unpolarized electron beam. The basic principle of operation was predicted in 1962 by Cabbibo and has remained untested up to now. Among other physics goals, Na59 collaboration investigates usage of crystals for high energy photon polarimetry. This paper presents the experiment and summarizes some of the results obtained as of Autumn 2000.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Astronomy and Astrophysics