Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Development of Very-Low-Temperature Millimeter-Wave Electron-Spin-Resonance Measurement System #DNPNMR

Fujii, Y., Y. Ishikawa, K. Ohya, S. Miura, Y. Koizumi, A. Fukuda, T. Omija, et al. “Development of Very-Low-Temperature Millimeter-Wave Electron-Spin-Resonance Measurement System.” Applied Magnetic Resonance 49, no. 8 (August 2018): 783–801.

We report the development of a millimeter-wave electron-spin-resonance (ESR) measurement system at the University of Fukui using a 3He/4He dilution refrigerator to reach temperatures below 1 K. The system operates in the frequency range of 125–130 GHz, with a homodyne detection. A nuclear-magnetic-resonance (NMR) measurement system was also developed in this system as the extension for millimeter-wave ESR/NMR double magnetic-resonance (DoMR) experiments. Several types of Fabry–Pérot-type resonators (FPR) have been developed: A piezo actuator attached to an FPR enables an electric tuning of cavity frequency. A flat mirror of an FPR has been fabricated using a gold thin film aiming for DoMR. ESR signal was measured down to 0.09 K. Results of ESR measurements of an organic radical crystal and phosphorous-doped silicon are presented. The NMR signal from 1H contained in the resonator is also detected successfully as a test for DoMR.