EPR spectroscopy station at the Novosibirsk Free Electron Laser: application of high-power THz radiation in the field of molecular magnetism

14 Jul 2020, 17:00
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Dr Sergey Veber (International Tomography Center SB RAS)


In this work we present the current status of CW and TR EPR station at NovoFEL [1]. The detailed layout of the experimental user station is shown and discussed. While the CW and TR EPR X-band (9 GHz) spectrometer used is almost the same as in many EPR laboratories, it was built in the NovoFEL beamline and allows performing the unique EPR experiments with simultaneous irradiation of the sample by common UV-vis and exceptional NovoFEL light. For this purpose, multimodal THz waveguide allowing to fed NovoFEL radiation directly into the EPR resonator is used. Laser radiation of NovoFEL is passed through the collimator based on two off-axis parabolic mirrors which compress the beam diameter by a factor of 15 adjusting it to the aperture of THz waveguide used in EPR spectrometer. Electronic modulation system for NovoFEL radiation is used to decrease the average power by a factor of 100 or even higher while keeping the maximum accessible peak power[2]. Passed through the collimator and optical chopper, the NovoFEL radiation can be readily directed to the sample into EPR resonator. Different detection schemes of experiments conditioned by the initial time profile of NovoFEL radiation, its electronic modulation and the capability (CW and TR) of EPR spectrometer used are discussed. Special attention is drawn to the heat effect and its practical use for the temperature-modulated detection of very broad EPR spectra [3].


[1] G.N. Kulipanov, E.G. Bagryanskaya, et al., IEEE T THz Sci Techn, 2018, 5, 798.

[2] S.L. Veber, S.V. Tumanov, et al., J Magn Reson, 2018, 288, 11.

[3] O.A. Shevchenko, A.R. Melnikov, et al., Materials 2019, 12, 3063.


This work has been supported by the Russian Science Foundation (no. 17-13-01412).

Primary author

Dr Sergey Veber (International Tomography Center SB RAS)


Dr Anatoly Melnikov (International Tomography Center) Prof. Matvey Fedin (International Tomography Center) Dr Mihail Scheglov (Budker INP SB RAS) Dr Oleg Shevchenko (BINP) Mr Sergey Tumanov (International Tomography Center SB RAS) Dr Vitaly Kubarev (BINP) Mr Yaroslav Getmanov (Budker INP)

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