Wednesday, December 4, 2013

THz Gyrotron and BWO Designed for Operation in DNP-NMR Spectrometer Magnet


Bratman, V.L., et al., THz Gyrotron and BWO Designed for Operation in DNP-NMR Spectrometer Magnet. J Infrared Milli Terahz Waves, 2013. 34(12): p. 837-846.


Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) in high-field nuclearmagnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy requires medium-power terahertz radiation, which nowadays can be provided basically by gyrotrons with superconducting magnets. As the electron cyclotron frequency is very close to the frequency of electron paramagnetic resonance for the samemagnetic field, under certain conditions the gyrotron can be installed inside the same solenoid used for NMR spectrometer. This eliminates the need for an additional superconducting magnet, results in a shorter terahertz transmission line, and can make DNP systems practical. In addition to an extremely low-voltage gyrotron (“gyrotrino”), we analyze also advantages of strong magnetic field for a slow-wave electron device as an alternative terahertz source.