Accession Number : AD0617840

Title :   MEASUREMENT OF SPIN-LATTICE RELAXATION AT 890 MC/S BY A RESONANCE-DISPERSION TECHNIQUE,

Corporate Author : MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) EATON ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Carruthers,J. A. ; Rumin,N. C.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A new technique has been used to measure the spinlattice relaxation time of Cr(+++) in K3Co(CN)6 at 890 Mc/s. The method depends on observing both the amplitude and phase of the audio signal developed at the modulation frequency in a bridge-type microwave resonance spectrometer. One or more modulation frequencies are used, depending on the value of the relaxation time and the degree of saturation employed. Although similar to the saturation technique, this method does not require knowledge of the power level or the linewidth, and is suited to measurements on weak lines. Results have been obtained for lines at 100, 300, 1400, and 2100 oersteds, using crystals containing 0.06% and 0.4% chromium. The values of T for the lower concentration are in the 20-30millisecond range, but relaxation appears to be not equivalent to a single time-constant. For the higher concentration the relaxation times are shorter and there is a marked evidence of multiple time-constants. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPINNING(MOTION), ELECTRONS), (*CRYSTAL LATTICES, SPINNING(MOTION)), (*RELAXATION TIME, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS), PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE, CHROMIUM, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE