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Low-cost, pseudo-Halbach dipole magnets for NMR


We present designs for compact, inexpensive and strong dipole permanent magnets aimed primarily at magnetic resonance applications where prepolarization and detection occur at different locations. Low-homogeneity magnets with a 7.5 mm bore size and field up to nearly 2 T are constructed using low-cost starting materials, standard workshop tools and only few hours of labor – an achievable project for a student or postdoc with spare time. As an application example we show how our magnet was used to polarize the nuclear spins in approximately 1 mL of pure [ 13 C]-methanol prior to detection of its high-resolution NMR spectrum at zero field (measurement field below 10 À10 T), where signals appear at multiples of the carbon-hydrogen spin-spin coupling frequency 1 J CH ¼ 140:7ð1Þ Hz.

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cea-01488897 , version 1 (14-03-2017)



Michael C.D. Tayler, Dimitrios Sakellariou. Low-cost, pseudo-Halbach dipole magnets for NMR. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 2017, 277, pp.143 - 148. ⟨10.1016/j.jmr.2017.03.001⟩. ⟨cea-01488897⟩
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