A signal input coil made of superconducting thin film for improved signal-to-noise ratio in a high-Tc SQUID-based ultra-low field nuclear magnetic resonance system

Kuen Lin Chen, Chin Wei Hsu, Yue Bai Ku, Hsin Hsien Chen, Shu-Hsien Liao, Li Min Wang, Herng-Er Horng, Hong-Chang Yang

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    Resonant coupling schemes are commonly used in SQUID-based ultra-low field (ULF) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) systems to couple the spin relaxation signals from samples to the SQUID. Generally, in NMR systems, a resonant coupling scheme is composed of two solenoid coils which are made of enamel insulated wires and a capacitor connected in series. In this work, we tried to replace the metal solenoid input coil with a planar high-Tc superconducting spiral coil to improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the ULF NMR signal. A measurement of the free induction decay signal of water protons was performed to demonstrate the improved performance of the system. This improvement is due to the fact that the planar superconducting spiral coil possesses a higher mutual inductance with the SQUID. Therefore, it is a promising way to enhance the SNR of high-Tc SQUID-based ULF NMR/MRI systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number115008
    JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
    Volume26
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1

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    Superconducting films
    SQUIDs
    Signal to noise ratio
    signal to noise ratios
    coils
    Nuclear magnetic resonance
    nuclear magnetic resonance
    Solenoids
    thin films
    solenoids
    Insulated wire
    enamels
    Enamels
    inductance
    Inductance
    Magnetic resonance imaging
    Protons
    capacitors
    induction
    Capacitors

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    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    A signal input coil made of superconducting thin film for improved signal-to-noise ratio in a high-Tc SQUID-based ultra-low field nuclear magnetic resonance system. / Chen, Kuen Lin; Hsu, Chin Wei; Ku, Yue Bai; Chen, Hsin Hsien; Liao, Shu-Hsien; Wang, Li Min; Horng, Herng-Er; Yang, Hong-Chang.

    In: Superconductor Science and Technology, Vol. 26, No. 11, 115008, 01.11.2013.

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