publication . Article . 2007

Spin Transfer from an Optically Pumped Alkali Vapor to a Solid

Kiyoshi Ishikawa; Brian Patton; Yuan-Yu Jau; William Happer;
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  • Published: 04 May 2007
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
We report enhancement of the spin polarization of {sup 133}Cs nuclei in CsH salt by spin transfer from an optically pumped cesium vapor. The nuclear polarization was 4.0 times the equilibrium polarization at 9.4 T and 137 deg. C, with larger enhancements at lower fields. This work is the first demonstration of spin transfer from a polarized alkali vapor to the nuclei of a solid, opening up new possibilities for research in hyperpolarized materials.
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arXiv: Physics::Atomic Physics Nuclear Experiment
free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, Hyperpolarization (physics), Insensitive nuclei enhanced by polarization transfer, Atomic physics, Materials science, Alkali metal, Spin polarization, Polarization (waves), Magnetization transfer, Spin transfer, Spin echo
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