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Journal of magnetic resonance (San Diego, Calif. : 1997)

Effect of low and zero magnetic field on the hyperpolarization lifetime in parahydrogenated perdeuterated molecules.


PMID 19535274

Abstract

Hyperpolarization can be kept for times longer than T(1) if it is maintained in a singlet state, from which transitions are not allowed. Another, more direct, way to slower the relaxation process consists in the use of perdeuterated molecules. Here both methods have been applied and the hyperpolarization (induced by para-H(2)) decay rate has been measured at two different magnetic fields: earth field and zero field. While relaxation is very slow at earth field, it becomes faster at zero field: this rather unexpected finding has been explained on the basis of isotropic mixing between (1)H and (2)H.