Soft-Matter Relaxation by the NMR MOUSE

The NMR-MOUSE (Mobile Universal Surface Explorer) is a device, which has been constructed for relaxation and diffusion measurements in surface-near volume elements of arbitrarily shaped samples. Both the static polarization field B, as well as the rf field B, are inhomogeneous. The B, gradient is an approximately linear function of space with a value of about 10 T/m near the surface. Different pulse sequences known from conventional NMR are investigated and modified for use with the MOUSE. Selected applications of the MOUSE in different areas of materials science are reviewed.

A. Guthausen, G. Zimmer, U. Schmitz, P. Blümler, B. Blümich in: P. Blümler, B. Blümich, R. Botto, E. Fukuschima, eds.; Spatially Resolved Magnetic Resonance, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 1998, pp. 195-209; DOI: