Achievements

Achievements

We are a small team of scientists and engineers focused on supporting the NMR/MRI researcher with custom probe development expertise and the best solids NMR and MRI-RF products in the industry. For over 30 years we have been the major force in the advance of solids probe technology, with dozens of ‘firsts’ in CP/MAS, including multi-nuclear, narrow-bore, triple-resonance, 500 MHz, SAS, 750°C, 26 kHz, 15 Kelvin, and 600 MHz. Many of these products include air-bearing-supported micro-turbine-driven all-ceramic sample spinners capable of achieving supersonic surface speeds.

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Silicon Nitride Sample Spinners – OD of Tube 7 mm

We were also the first to deliver actively shielded MR microscopy gradient probes, and we now have multi-nuclear rf volume coils that out-perform the birdcage.

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MR RF Volume Coil

Our latest XC probes, re-define solids NMR by providing more than an order of magnitude improvement in resolution, a factor of two increase in decoupling strength with low decoupler heating, and versatility beyond your imagination: upgradeability, easy-to-use sealing sample cells, quad-resonance, multi-nuclear, SAS, H-F, lock, Q-switching, PFG, XVT, or all of the above! XC probes are optimized for NMR applications in liquids, tissues, and solids. Other products include fast response cryogenic temperature controllers and low-noise rf preamps. See recent papers on magnetism listed under Publications.

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XC

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Truly “Micro” Microturbines

We have developed some of the world’s smallest microturbines for our Solids NMR Probes

We have recently introduced a new line of NMR probes called BMAX which allows for cryogenic cooling of the rf tuning elements to significantly improve S/N (signal to noise ratio).

Smaller spinners (3 mm microturbines) have been developed which are expected to spin to speeds up to 28,000 revolutions per second.

Breakthroughs

Some of our outstanding achievements over the years

In 1982, we introduced the 7 mm MAS probe spinning 5kHz. This probe had such stable spinning that it could be turned upside down while spinning, an unheard of feat in those days. It was also quiet and had a new circuit that improved sensitivity.

In 1984 we were the first to introduce multinuclear 1H/X probes. In that same year, we introduced the 5 mm MAS at 9 kHz.

In 1987 we supplied our first actively shielded gradient probes.

In 1993 we introduced force-cancelled gradient probes

In 1997we introduced the XC Liquids/Solids MAS probe

In 1998 we introduced our Litz rf imaging coils.

In 2002 we introduced quadrature Litzcage rf imaging coils.

In 2006 we introduced the OptiMAS probe

In 2012 we introduced the BMAX probe which allows for higher power on the X and Y channels

Now… CryoMAS which allows for cryogenic cooling of the rf coil and tuning elements to significantly improve S/N (signal to noise ratio).

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