The Profile NMR-MOUSE is a portable, open NMR sensor equipped with a 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.