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Hyperpolarized silicon particles have been shown to exhibit long spin-lattice relaxation times at room temperature, making them interesting as novel MRI probes. Demonstrations of hyperpolarized silicon particle imaging have focused on large micron size particles (average particle size (APS) = 2.2 μm) as they have, to date, demonstrated much larger polarizations than nanoparticles. We show that also much smaller silicon-29 particles (APS = 55 ± 12 nm) can be hyperpolarized with superior properties. A maximum polarization of 12.6% in the solid state is reported with a spin-lattice relaxation time of 42 min at room temperature thereby opening a new window for MRI applications Show more
Journal / seriesScientific Reports
Pages / Article No.
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Organisational unit09548 - Kozerke, Sebastian
03496 - Meier, Beat H.
149707 - Method Development for Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (SNF)
169879 - Method Development in Solid-State NMR and Dissolution DNP (SNF)
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