publication . Other literature type . Article . Preprint . 2018

Feasibility studies of the polarization of photons beyond the optical wavelength regime with the J-PET detector.

L. Kaplon; Catalina Curceanu; Magdalena Skurzok; Shivani; Eryk Czerwiński; Bożena Zgardzińska; K. Dulski; Ewelina Kubicz; Monika Pawlik-Niedźwiecka; Sz. Niedźwiecki; ...
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2018
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
J-PET is a detector optimized for registration of photons from the electron-positron annihilation via plastic scintillators where photons interact predominantly via Compton scattering. Registration of both primary and scattered photons enables to determinate the linear polarization of the primary photon on the event by event basis with a certain probability. Here we present quantitative results on the feasibility of such polarization measurements of photons from the decay of positronium with the J-PET and explore the physical limitations for the resolution of the polarization determination of 511 keV photons via Compton scattering. For scattering angles of about...
free text keywords: Astrophysics, QB460-466, Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity, QC770-798, Regular Article - Experimental Physics, Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors, Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous), Engineering (miscellaneous), Scattering, Polarization (waves), Compton scattering, Computational physics, Physics, Photon, Positronium, Linear polarization, Annihilation, Scintillator
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