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.