Investigation of antirelaxation coatings for alkali-metal vapor cells using surface science techniques.

@article{Seltzer2010InvestigationOA,
  title={Investigation of antirelaxation coatings for alkali-metal vapor cells using surface science techniques.},
  author={Scott J. Seltzer and David J. Michalak and Marcus H. Donaldson and Mikhail V. Balabas and S. K. Barber and Steven L. Bernasek and M. A. Bouchiat and Alexander Hexemer and Amber M Hibberd and Derek F Jackson Kimball and C Jaye and Todor S. Karaulanov and Frank A. Narducci and Sadiq Rangwala and H. G. Robinson and A. K. Shmakov and Dmytro L. Voronov and Valeriy V Yashchuk and Alexander Pines and Dmitry Budker},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={133 14},
  pages={
          144703
        }
}
Many technologies based on cells containing alkali-metal atomic vapor benefit from the use of antirelaxation surface coatings in order to preserve atomic spin polarization. In particular, paraffin has been used for this purpose for several decades and has been demonstrated to allow an atom to experience up to 10 000 collisions with the walls of its container without depolarizing, but the details of its operation remain poorly understood. We apply modern surface and bulk techniques to the study… 
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