Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Waveguide transition with vacuum window for multiband dynamic nuclear polarization systems #DNPNMR


Rybalko, O., et al., Waveguide transition with vacuum window for multiband dynamic nuclear polarization systems. Review of Scientific Instruments, 2016. 87(5): p. 054705.


A low loss waveguide transition section and oversized microwave vacuum window covering several frequency bands (94 GHz, 140 GHz, 188 GHz) is presented. The transition is compact and was optimized for multiband Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) systems in a full-wave simulator. The window is more broadband than commercially available windows, which are usually optimized for single band operation. It is demonstrated that high-density polyethylene with urethane adhesive can be used as a low loss microwavevacuum window in multiband DNP systems. The overall assembly performance and dimensions are found using full-wave simulations. The practical aspects of the window implementation in the waveguide are discussed. To verify the design and simulation results, the window is tested experimentally at the three frequencies of interest.