Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 57, Issue 3–4, pp 249–263 | Cite as

A proposed method for polarizing liquid3He

  • Stephen A. Langer
  • Keith DeConde
  • D. L. Stein


We investigate the possibility of using the techniques of dynamic nuclear polarization on liquid3He. We calculate the polarization rate resulting from the saturation of the electron spin resonance in a substrate immersed in the liquid. For metallic substrates, the rate will be too slow to overcome relaxation at the walls of the container. For insulating substrates, liquid polarizations enhanced by a factor μBN≈103 can be achieved on the order of seconds.


Electron Spin Resonance Magnetic Material Electron Spin Metallic Substrate Dynamic Nuclear Polarization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen A. Langer
    • 1
  • Keith DeConde
    • 1
  • D. L. Stein
    • 1
  1. 1.Joseph Henry Laboratories of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrinceton

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