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Title: Note: Spin-exchange optical pumping in a van

The advent of spin-hyperpolarization techniques designed to overcome the sensitivity issue of nuclear magnetic resonance owing to polarization transfer from more ordered systems has recently raised great enthusiasm. However, the out-of-equilibrium character of the polarization requires a close proximity between the area of production and the site of use. We present here a mobile spin-exchange optical pumping setup that enables production of laser-polarized noble gases in a standalone mode, in close proximity to hospitals or research laboratories. Only compressed air and mains power need to be supplied by the host laboratory.
Authors:
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  1. SB2SM, CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette (France)
  2. NIMBE, CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22482844
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; COMPRESSED AIR; DESIGN; EQUILIBRIUM; LASERS; NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE; OPTICAL PUMPING; POLARIZATION; RARE GASES; SENSITIVITY; SPIN EXCHANGE