Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Research article
04 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 04 Jun 2021

A novel sample handling system for dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization experiments

Thomas Kress, Kateryna Che, Ludovica M. Epasto, Fanny Kozak, Mattia Negroni, Gregory L. Olsen, Albina Selimovic, and Dennis Kurzbach


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on mr-2021-12', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Dennis Kurzbach, 23 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on mr-2021-12', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Dennis Kurzbach, 23 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on mr-2021-12', Anonymous Referee #3, 19 Apr 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on mr-2021-12', Gottfried Otting, 26 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Dennis Kurzbach on behalf of the Authors (07 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 May 2021) by Gottfried Otting
ED: Publish as is (19 May 2021) by Gottfried Otting
Short summary
We present a system for facilitated sample vitrification, melting, and transfer in dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization experiments. The system enables insertion of a sample through an airlock in combination with a dedicated dissolution system that is inserted through the same airlock shortly before the melting event. The cryostat can thus be operated continuously at low temperatures, and the melting process is rapid as no pressurization steps of the cryostat are necessary for dissolution.