A study of spin-lattice relaxation rates of glucose, fructose, sucrose and cherries using high-T c SQUID-based NMR in ultralow magnetic fields

Shu-Hsien Liao, Pei Che Wu

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    We study the concentration dependence of spin-lattice relaxation rates, T 1 -1, of glucose, fructose, sucrose and cherries by using high-T c SQUID-based NMR at magnetic fields of ∼97 μT. The detected NMR signal, Sy (T Bp), is fitted to [1 - exp(-T Bp/T 1)] to derive T 1 -1, where Sy (T Bp) is the strength of the NMR signal, T Bp is the duration of pre-polarization and T 1 -1 is the spin-lattice relaxation rate. It was found that T 1 -1 increases as the sugar concentrations increase. The increased T 1 -1 is due to the presence of more molecules in the surroundings, which increases the spin-lattice interaction and in turn enhances T 1 -1. The T 1 -1versus degrees Brix curve provides a basis for determining unknown Brix values for cherries as well as other fruits.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number084006
    JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 5



    • Low-field NMR
    • spinlattice relaxation time
    • sweetness detection

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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