Miniaturization plays an essential role in modern life of the 21st century. It is encountered, e.g., in communication, personalized and portable computers and in medicine. Miniaturization also affects NMR, one of the most versatile analytical tools, leading to dedicated sensors and portable devices which lead to new applications of NMR in different disciplines. The miniaturization of two portable stray-field NMR sensor types, the NMR-MOUSE ® and an inside-out sensor are reported in this work. The sensors are critically evaluated and compared to other standard probes. Applications in material testing and civil engineering are evaluated.
Oligschläger, K. Kupferschläger, T. Poschadel, J. Watzlaw; B. Blümich; Miniature mobile NMR sensors for material testing and moisture-monitoring, Diff. Fund. 22 (2014) 1-25; https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Miniature-mobile-NMR-sensors-for-material-testing-Oligschl%C3%A4ger-Kupferschl%C3%A4ger/a16a0703e729bbc0fe03dc113d7e0ec7dc8b2bfe