Viscosity effects on optically generated electron and nuclear spin hyperpolarization

Matthew W. Dale, Daniel Cheney, Claudio Vallotto, Chris Wedge

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Spin hyperpolarization can dramatically increase signal intensities in magnetic resonance experiments, providing either improved bulk sensitivity or additional spectroscopic detail through selective enhancements. While typical hyperpolarization approaches have utilized microwave irradiation, one emerging route is the use of optically generated triplet states. We report an investigation into the effects of solution viscosity on radical–triplet pair interactions, propose a new standard for quantification of the hyperpolarization in EPR experiments, and demonstrate a significant increase in the optically generated 1H NMR signal enhancement upon addition of glycerol to aqueous solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28173-28182
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number48
Early online date8 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2020


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