Stop-Flow SEOP Polarizer for 129Xe

T. Pałasz , L Mikowska , B. Głowacz , Z. Olejniczak , Mateusz Suchanek , T. Dohnalik


In the view of growing application of hyperpolarized xenon in various fields of science and medicine, the avail-ability of relatively low cost, reliable polarizers is of the utmost importance. The article describes the design andconstruction of the spin exchange optical pumping (SEOP) polarizer for129Xe, operating in the stop-flow mode.Using 9 W of laser power at the input of 1 litre optical pumping cell, a single batch of the gas mixture is polarizedin about 15 minutes. The xenon nuclear polarization is calibrated against the thermally polarized water and xenonphantoms. It reaches about 40 % in the gas mixture containing 3 % of isotopically enriched xenon. The hyper-polarized xenon is accumulated in the detachable liquid nitrogen dewar containing 0.6 T Halbach magnet withthe cold trap inside. All components that are important for the effective operation of the system are describedin detail, and possible improvements are pointed out
Author T. Pałasz
T. Pałasz,,
, L Mikowska
L Mikowska,,
, B. Głowacz
B. Głowacz,,
, Z. Olejniczak
Z. Olejniczak,,
, Mateusz Suchanek (FoAaE / IoSSaA)
Mateusz Suchanek,,
- Institute of Soil Science and Agrophysics
, T. Dohnalik
T. Dohnalik,,
Journal seriesActa Physica Polonica A, ISSN 0587-4246, e-ISSN 1898-794X, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishMagnetic resonance imaging, nuclear hyperpolarization, spin exchange optical pumping, xenon-129
ASJC Classification3100 General Physics and Astronomy
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.453; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.545 (2) - 2018=0.532 (5)
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FinansowanieThe project was supported by grants from: Pol-ish National Centre for Research and Development,PBS3/A9/35/2015; National Laboratory for Quan-tum Technologies European Regional DevelopmentFund, Innovative Economy Operational Program, WND-POIG.020200-00-003/08 and Jagiellonian University,Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied ComputerScience, K/DSC/004995
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