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A unilateral NMR magnet for sub-structure analysis in the built environment: The Surface GARField

McDonald, PJ, Aptaker, PS, Mitchell, J and Mulheron, M (2007) A unilateral NMR magnet for sub-structure analysis in the built environment: The Surface GARField Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 185. pp. 1-11.

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A new, portable NMR magnet with a tailored magnetic field profile and a complementary radio frequency sensor have been designed and constructed for the purpose of probing in situ the sub-surface porosity of cement based materials in the built environment. The magnet is a one sided device akin to a large NMR-MOUSE with the additional design specification of planes of constant field strength vertical bar B(0)vertical bar parallel to the surface. There is a strong gradient G in the field strength perpendicular to these planes. As with earlier GARField magnets, the ratio G/vertical bar B(0)vertical bar is a system constant although the method of achieving this condition is substantially different. The new magnet as constructed is able to detect signals 50 mm ((1)H NMR at 3.2 MHz) away from the surface of the magnet and can profile the surface layers of large samples to a depth of 35-40 mm by moving the magnet, and hence the resonant plane of the polarising field, relative to the sample surface. The matching radio frequency excitation/detector coil has been designed to complement the static magnetic field such that the polarising B(0) and sensing B(1) fields are, in principal, everywhere orthogonal. Preliminary spatially resolved measurements are presented of cement based materials, including two-dimensional T(1)-T(2) relaxation correlation spectra. (c) 2007 Published by Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Aptaker, PS
Mitchell, J
Date : 2007
DOI : 10.1016/j.jmr.2006.11.001
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:20
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 20:42

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