A high-temperature superconducting receiver for nuclear magnetic resonance microscopy.


Journal Article

A high-temperature superconducting-receiver system for use in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) microscopy is described. The scaling behavior of sources of sample and receiver-coil noise is analyzed, and it is demonstrated that Johnson, or thermal, noise in the receiver coil is the factor that limits resolution. The behavior of superconductors in the environment of an NMR experiment is examined, and a prototypical system for imaging biological specimens is discussed. Preliminary spin-echo images are shown, and the ultimate limits of the signal-to-noise ratio of the probe are investigated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Black, RD; Early, TA; Roemer, PB; Mueller, OM; Mogro-Campero, A; Turner, LG; Johnson, GA

Published Date

  • February 5, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 259 / 5096

Start / End Page

  • 793 - 795

PubMed ID

  • 8430331

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8430331

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.8430331


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States