We describe a spectrometer for pulsed ENDOR at 140 GHz, which is based on microwave IMPATT diode amplifiers and a probe consisting of a TE011 cavity with a high-quality resonance circuit for variable radiofrequency irradiation. For pulsed EPR we obtain an absolute sensitivity of 3 × 109 spins/Gauss at 20 K. The performance of the spectrometer is demonstrated with pulsed ENDOR spectra of a standard bis-diphenylene-phenyl-allyl (BDPA) doped into polystyrene and of the tyrosyl radical from E. coli ribonucleotide reductase (RNR). The EPR spectrum of the RNR tyrosyl radical displays substantial g-anisotropy at 5 T and is used to demonstrate orientation-selective Davies-ENDOR.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics