In this paper we describe the construction and performance of high pressure magic angle inserts made from the polymer PEEK. The inserts were designed to fit inside standard commercial 7 mm magic angle spinning rotors and spin at the maximum frequency of the probe. The sample volume of the inserts was 100 μL. A gas loading chamber that operates at room temperature is described. The performance of the inserts is discussed for a number of gases in terms of resolution as a function of spinning speed and leakage of the gas due to permeation through the polymer. Finally, some preliminary results are shown in relation to complex food materials.
- High pressure
- Nitrous oxide