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Abstract #1031

Measurement of Laser Heating in Spin Exchange Optical Pumping by NMR Diffusion Sensitisation

Steven Richard Parnell1, Martin H. Deppe1, Salma Ajraoui1, Juan Parra-Robles1, Stephen Boag2, Jim M. Wild1

1Unit of Academic Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom; 2ISIS Facility, STFC

We detail in-situ measurement of the temperature/pressure of alkali metal spin-exchange optical pumping (SEOP) cells containing 3He. A means of measuring cell temperature and laser heating with NMR is demonstrated using a simple 1-D gradient imaging system.