Simple method for the generation of multiple homogeneous field volumes inside the bore of superconducting magnets

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Chou , Ching-Yu ; Ferrage , Fabien ; Aubert , Guy ; Sakellariou , Dimitris (2015)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 5 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4505339, doi: 10.1038/srep12200
  • Subject: NMR spectroscopy | Applied physics | Chemical engineering | Article | [ SPI.ELEC ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Electromagnetism

International audience; Standard Magnetic Resonance magnets produce a single homogeneous field volume, where the analysis is performed. Nonetheless, several modern applications could benefit from the generation of multiple homogeneous field volumes along the axis and inside the bore of the magnet. In this communication, we propose a straightforward method using a combination of ring structures of permanent magnets in order to cancel the gradient of the stray field in a series of distinct volumes. These concepts were demonstrated numerically on an experimentally measured magnetic field profile. We discuss advantages and limitations of our method and present the key steps required for an experimental validation.
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