Magic angle spinning NMR with metallized rotors as cylindrical microwave resonators.

We introduce a novel design for millimeter wave electromagnetic structures within magic angle spinning (MAS) rotors. In this demonstration, a copper coating is vacuum deposited onto the outside surface of a sapphire rotor at a thickness of 50 nm. This thickness is sufficient to reflect 197-GHz microwaves, yet not too thick as to interfere with… CONTINUE READING