NMR is a powerful tool in characterizing cross-link density in elastomers. Conventional NMR, however, restricts the sample geometry and does not allow measurements in presence of ferromagnetic materials. The concept of the MOUSE (mobile universal surface explorer) circumvents these restrictions. This surface sensitive method deals with rather inhomogeneous magnetic fields instead of the highly homogeneous fields normally used in NMR. Therefore, pulse sequences are reinvestigated with respect to their sensitivity towards residual dipolar coupling in elastomers. Examples for investigations of technical elastomers and correlations of NMR results with data from macroscopic mechanical measurements are presented.
Zimmer, A. Guthausen, B. Blümich, Characterization of Cross-link Density in Technical Elastomers by the NMR-MOUSE, Solid State Nucl. Magn. Reson. 12 (1998) 183-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0926-2040(98)00061-7