Unlike high-field DNP-enhanced solid- state NMR experiments, ODNP experiments at 9 GHz do not require a large superconducting NMR magnet or a high-power/high-frequency microwave source such as a gyrotron. In fact, any X-band EPR spectrometer can be easily upgraded with Bridge12 products for ODNP spectroscopy.
The Bridge12 ODNP resonator is compatible with any commercial or home-built X-band EPR spectrometer and can be installed just like any other resonator. The position of the integrated NMR coil is optimized to minimize interference with the microwave electromagnetic fields to achieve a high-Q resonator. This results in a high conversion factor and minimizes sample heating, even when using very high microwave power.
The Bridge12 ODNP resonator is based on a dielectric resonator with a conversion factor > 3 G/√W and a loaded Q > 4000. Little microwave power is required to fully saturate the EPR signal. This is especially important for sample with high dielectric losses (e.g. water), to minimize the microwave induced sample heating. The sample is loaded either into a quartz sample tube (2 mm OD, 1 mm ID) or into a small sample capillary (0.84 mm OD, 0.6 mm ID).
The Bridge12 ODNP resonator has an integrated saddle coil with a single channel NMR circuit. Depending upon your application, the probe can be tuned to observe 1H, 19F, 2H, 13C or any other nucleus you are interested in.