NMR Measurements for Solid Polarized Targets at Jefferson Lab
2019 August 19
2019 August 23
Jefferson Lab's solid polarized targets rely on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniques to measure the enhanced polarization provided under Dynamic Nuclear Polarization. Upcoming polarized target experiments in JLab's Hall B present challenging conditions which would benefit from improvements to traditional NMR techniques. For decades, JLab has utilized Liverpool Q Meters for NMR measurements, but these are aging and no longer produced. The polarized target group at Bochum has successfully produced replacement Q Meters with modern components, and we are following their example, exploring new designs for both an analog and a digital Q Meter system. Unlike recent experiments in Halls A and C, the new Hall B target will require external NMR coils, resulting in a weaker signal. In addition, two separate target cells will be utilized, each held at different magnetic fields, allowing them to be polarized in opposing directions, but complicating the NMR measurement. We present the challenges presented by the new Hall B target, lay out plans for improvements to our NMR system, and show results of initial tests of our designs.