Saam Laboratory moving to Wazzou!

Starting February 1st, 2017, Brian Saam takes over as chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Washington State University. Our research group in spin physics, hyperpolarized gases, and magnetic resonance is also relocating to Pullman, Washington. The new laboratory website at WSU is here.

Brian can be reached with professional inquiries at brian.saam at wsu dot edu.
All other email to Brian should be directed to briansaam at gmail dot com.

This website will no longer be updated. The new laboratory website at WSU is here.

  • Characterization and applications of a flow-through 129Xe polarizer
  • NMR studies of many-body spin physics of 129Xe in solid xenon and 19F in CaF2
  • NMR studies of nuclear-spin behavior in organic semiconductors (collaboration with Z.V. Vardeny)
  • Coupled spin-1/2 pairs in organic semiconductors (collaboration with C. Boehme)

Our current reseach is focused on:

  • The interatomic interactions responsible spin-exchange optical pumping (SEOP) of noble gases
  • Gas-cell design, fabrication, and construction for SEOP
  • Nuclear relaxation mechanisms in non-zero spin noble gases, intrinsic and extrinsic.