Polarized Electron Physics

Gay Group

We are interested in polarized electron physics. Our work involves studies of polarized electron scattering from atoms and molecules, the understanding of chiral and dichroic effects in such targets, the development of novel sources of polarized electrons and electron polarimeters, and investigations of the fundamental nature of the electron. Our group collaborates with scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory. We are funded by the Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Program and the Accelerator Science Program in the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers PHY—1505794 ("Polarized Electron Physics") and PHY—1632778 ("Accurate Electron Spin Optical Polarimetry [AESOP]"). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.