Applied Magnetic Resonance

, Volume 34, Issue 3–4, pp 347–353 | Cite as

Dynamic Nuclear Polarization with Simultaneous Excitation of Electronic and Nuclear Transitions

  • G. W. Morley
  • K. Porfyrakis
  • A. Ardavan
  • J. van Tol


Dynamic nuclear polarization transfers spin polarization from electrons to nuclei. We have achieved this by a new method, simultaneously exciting transitions of electronic and nuclear spins. The efficiency of this technique improves with increasing magnetic field. Experimental results are shown for N@C60 with continuous-wave microwaves, which can be expected to produce even higher polarization than the corresponding pulsed techniques for electron spins greater than 1/2. The degree of nuclear polarization in this case can be easily monitored through the intensities of the well-resolved hyperfine components in the electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum. The nuclear spin–lattice relaxation time is orders of magnitude longer than that of the electrons.


Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Pentacene Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Nuclear Polarization Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Pulse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Morley
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Porfyrakis
    • 3
  • A. Ardavan
    • 4
  • J. van Tol
    • 5
  1. 1.London Centre for NanotechnologyLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of MaterialsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  4. 4.Clarendon LaboratoryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  5. 5.National High Magnetic Field LaboratoryFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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