Fast Field Cycling (FFC) NMR relaxometry is an important analytical tool for NMR research and material characterization in both industrial and academic environments and has been successfully applied in a wide range of fields:
Field of Application
Examples of applications for Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry
Pharmaceutical/Cosmetics
  • R&D of MRI contrast agents
  • Protein studies
  • R&D for formulations (e.g. properties of solutions; liposome carriers)
  • Quality control of products in manufacturing
Polymers
  • R&D for new polymer materials
  • Control of levels of polymer additive
  • Quality control of products in manufacturing
Oil, Gas & Petroleum
  • Oil and gas surveying – rock pore size evaluation
Food
  • Quality control of foodstuff
  • Determination of shelf-life
  • Counterfeit products (e.g. DOC/DOCG or DOP denoted products)
High-Technology/Electronics
  • Properties of liquid crystals for LCDs
  • Electrolytes for batteries (e.g. Lithium materials)
SPINMASTER  FFC2000 1T C/DC
1 Tesla research grade Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometer
SPINMASTER FFC2000 1T C/DC is a unique NMR instrument designed to measure the field dependence of the NMR longitudinal spin-lattice relaxation time, T1. The transverse spin-spin relaxation time, T2, may also be measured.
The SPINMASTER 1 tesla system allows measurement of NMRD profiles from a few kHz to a maximum operating magnetic field of 42.6 MHz (1H Larmor frequency) and is capable of multi-nuclear measurements (1H, 2H, 13C, 19F, 7Li, etc.).
SPINMASTER offers superb performance for numerous applications where investigation of molecular dynamics may provide the key to solving problems for which other analytical techniques cannot provide answers.
SPINMASTER 1T system features
  • Measurement of relaxation times from a fraction of a millisecond to several seconds
  • Multi-nuclear operations
  • Fully automated acquisition of NMRD profiles
  • Efficient and accurate temperature control (range from -140 °C to +140 °C with a 0.1 °C resolution)
  • Minimum operating costs (no cryogenic gases necessary)
  • No complicated sample preparation required
  • Measures solids, liquids, liquid crystals, colloids, complex mixtures
SMARtracer
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0.25 Tesla bench top Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometer
SMARtracer™ is an innovative, cost-effective, Fast Field Cycling NMR instrument designed to measure the field dependence of the NMR longitudinal spin-lattice relaxation time, T1. The transverse spin-spin relaxation time, T2, may also be measured.
The SMARtracer™ 0.25 tesla system allows measurement of NMRD profiles from 10 kHz to 10 MHz (1H Larmor frequency) and is capable of measuring fluorine as well as the proton nucleus.
SMARtracer™ is the ideal instrument to exploit the high quantity of information contained in the NMRD profiles acquired by means of Fast Field Cycling NMR relaxometry techniques, in clinical and industrial applications.
SMARtracer™ 0.25 T system features
  • Measurement of relaxation times from a fraction of a millisecond to several seconds
  • Multi-nuclear operations (1H, 19F)
  • Fully automated acquisition of NMRD profiles
  • Efficient and accurate temperature control (range from -140 °C to +140 °C with a 0.1 °C resolution)
  • Minimum operating costs (no cryogenic gases necessary)
  • No complicated sample preparation required
  • Measures solids, liquids, liquid crystals, colloids, complex mixtures
High Field NMR Relaxometry
1 Tesla research grade Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometer
Combining a 3 Tesla cryogen-free superconducting magnet with either SPINMASTER or SMARtracer™ allows extension of the magnetic field strength range for the acquisition of NMRD profiles to the range of the latest high field clinical MRI scanner. The combined systems are ideal for studying relaxivity ofMRI contrast agents.
The system has been developed in collaboration with HTS-110, the leading company in the design of high temperature superconducting magnetic solutions.
Main features include
  • FULL INTEGRATION AND COMPATIBILITY with Stelar SPINMASTER or SMARtracer™ systems
  • Variable field from 0 to 3 Tesla
  • Allows measurement of spin relaxation times up to 125 MHz
  • Cryogen-free operation
  • High uniformity over the whole excitation range
  • Large 25 mm pole gap
  • Low fringe magnetic field
  • Magnet safety monitoring electronics included
  • Reliable mechanical cooling
  • Compact size
PC-NMR
The personal NMR console
PC-NMR is the Stelar high performance, general purpose, portable NMR console. It is available in two formats: a 19” rack version or portable aluminium case version.
 
Its innovative design provides a single and powerful “plug-and-go” solution for most NMR, NMR Fast Field Cycling, Diffusion NMR and NQR experiments, as well as mobile NMR.
Main features include
  • Direct digital signal detection from 500 kHz up to 80 MHz (optional up to 130 MHz)
  • Three independent RF TX channels programmable from DC to 80MHz (optional from DC to 130MHz)
  • Data accumulation in four separate buffers (real and imaginary parts, phase and absolute value of the signal)
  • 250 W / 500kHz-130 MHz RF linear RF power pulse amplifier
  • RF FRONT-END composed of: one H-range broad-band low-noise short dead-time preamplifier from 0.5-200MHz (optional 5-400 MHz); one TX/RX coupling and probe tuning device on computer screen
  • S/NMR32/FFC: AcqNMR32 Windows-compatible software package, for NMR-NMRD data acquisition, display and evaluation of MR and FFC - NMRD profiles. All experimental procedures are supported