Multidimensional Mapping of Spin-Exchange Optical Pumping in Clinical-Scale Batch-Mode 129Xe Hyperpolarizers
Coffey, Aaron M.
Walkup, Laura L.
Gust, Brogan M.
Barlow, Michael J.
Goodson, Boyd M.
Chekmenev, Eduard Y.
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CitationNikolaou, Panayiotis, Aaron M. Coffey, Kaili Ranta, Laura L. Walkup, Brogan M. Gust, Michael J. Barlow, Matthew S. Rosen, Boyd M. Goodson, and Eduard Y. Chekmenev. 2014. “Multidimensional Mapping of Spin-Exchange Optical Pumping in Clinical-Scale Batch-Mode 129Xe Hyperpolarizers.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B 118 (18): 4809-4816. doi:10.1021/jp501493k. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp501493k.
AbstractWe present a systematic, multiparameter study of Rb/129Xe spin-exchange optical pumping (SEOP) in the regimes of high xenon pressure and photon flux using a 3D-printed, clinical-scale stopped-flow hyperpolarizer. In situ NMR detection was used to study the dynamics of 129Xe polarization as a function of SEOP-cell operating temperature, photon flux, and xenon partial pressure to maximize 129Xe polarization (PXe). PXe values of 95 ± 9%, 73 ± 4%, 60 ± 2%, 41 ± 1%, and 31 ± 1% at 275, 515, 1000, 1500, and 2000 Torr Xe partial pressure were achieved. These PXe polarization values were separately validated by ejecting the hyperpolarized 129Xe gas and performing low-field MRI at 47.5 mT. It is shown that PXe in this high-pressure regime can be increased beyond already record levels with higher photon flux and better SEOP thermal management, as well as optimization of the polarization dynamics, pointing the way to further improvements in hyperpolarized 129Xe production efficiency.
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