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Natural abundant O-17 NMR in a 1.5-T Halbach magnet

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We present mobile, low-field O-17 NMR as a means for monitoring oxygen in liquids. Whereas oxygen is one of the most important elements, oxygen NMR is limited by a poor sensitivity related to low natural abundance and gyro-magnetic ratio of the NMR active O-17 isotope. Here, we demonstrate O-17 NMR detection at a Larmor frequency of 8.74 MHz in a 1.5-T Halbach neodymium magnet with a home-built digital NMR instrument suitable for large-scale production and in-line monitoring applications. The proposed O-17 NMR sensor may be applied for direct, noninvasive measurements of water content in, for example, oil, manure, or food in automated quality or process control. Copyright (C) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Chemistry
Pages (from-to)510-512
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

    Research areas

  • DESIGN, NMR, O-17, mobile NMR, permanent magnet

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