NMR Mouse

The unique, powerful Profile NMR-MOUSE® probe works hand-in-hand with the Kea2 spectrometer.

NMR Mouse

The unique, powerful Profile NMR-MOUSE® probe works hand-in-hand with the Kea2 spectrometer.

Overview

The unique, powerful Profile NMR-MOUSE® probe works hand-in-hand with the Kea2 spectrometer.

The Profile NMR-MOUSE is a portable, open NMR sensor equipped with a novel permanent magnet geometry that generates a flat sensitive volume parallel to the scanner surface. The system can measure

  • Proton density as a function of depth
  • T2 NMR relaxation times
  • T1 NMR relaxation times
  • Self-Diffusion coefficient of liquids

To excite and detect the NMR signal of this volume, a surface RF coil is placed on top of the magnet at a position that defines the maximum penetration into the sample. As the sensitive slice is repositioned across the object, this unilateral NMR scanner produces one-dimensional profiles of the sample structure with a spatial resolution better than five micrometres.

Features:

  • High resolution
  • Compact
  • Portable
  • Fully automated
  • 25 mm sampling depth
  • Range of models
  • Powerful spectrometer
  • User friendly software

Features

Solvent ingress into polymers

Profiles showing the structure of a gasoline tank wall and the ingress of gasoline for different exposure times. An interesting application of the profile NMR-MOUSE® is the study of dynamic transport processes happening at the material surface, such as the ingress of solvents into solid materials.

Multi-layer cement materials

Profile of a multi-layer polymer coating used to protect concrete surfaces from environmental corrosion. In many cases, not only high spatial resolution but also a large penetration depth, is desired. It can be achieved with the PM10, which provides a penetration depth of 10 mm.

Non-destructive characterisation of paintings

The conservation of cultural heritage is a particular field where the use of non-destructive characterisation methods is mandatory considering the uniqueness of the object under study.

Profiling human skin in vivo

Taking advantage of the high spatial resolution achieved with the profile-MOUSE the skin structure can be studied in vivo.

Specifications

The Profile NMR-MOUSE® is available in a range of models with different frequencies, depth penetration and resolution.

ModelNMR Freq [MHz]Gradient [T/m]Max Depth [mm]Resolution [µm]
PM 23035210
PM 52022510
PM 1013131030
PM 2513825100

 

High Precision Lift

An optional high precision lift integrates with the spectrometer and software for rapid automated scanning across the sample.

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