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Applied Physics B

, Volume 89, Issue 1, pp 65–71 | Cite as

Optimization of continuous flow pump cells used for the production of hyperpolarized 129Xe: A theoretical study

  • A. FinkEmail author
  • E. Brunner
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Abstract

Laser-polarized xenon can be used to increase the sensitivity of NMR experiments by 4–5 orders of magnitude, enabling numerous applications in physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. For the production of hyperpolarized (hp) 129Xe, continuous flow pump cells are commonly used. Based on a 3D numerical model consisting of eight partial differential equations [1], we describe the optimization of continuous flow cells with respect to several experimental parameters in this contribution. We also compare our simulations with data from literature.

Keywords

Laser Power Rubidium Spin Polarization Xenon Atom Rubidium Vapor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Biophysik und Pysikalische BiochemieUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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