R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminars

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Events During the Week of November 11th through November 17th, 2018

Monday, November 12th, 2018

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Optically-pumped dynamic nuclear polarization under ambient conditions via nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond
Time: 10:00 am
Place: 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Prof. Carlos Meriles, City College of New York
Abstract: A broad effort is underway to improve the sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance through the use of dynamic nuclear polarization. Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond offer an appealing platform because these paramagnetic defects can be optically polarized efficiently at room temperature. This presentation surveys alternative NV-based 13C spin polarization protocols, with emphasis on recent schemes designed for powder geometries. Through experimental, analytical, and numerical work, we show that 13C spins polarize efficiently for virtually all orientations of the NV axis relative to the applied magnetic field and over a broad range of hyperfine couplings. We will also discuss the mechanics of the polarization of 13C spins through the interaction of the NV with other ‘proxy’ paramagnetic defects, with attention to the interplay that emerges between spin cross-relaxation and mechanical rotation of the crystal as a whole.
Host: McDermott
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Friday, November 16th, 2018

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