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ULTRA-LOW FIELD NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE METHOD TO DISCRIMINATE AND IDENTIFY MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20120001631
A1
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An ultra-low field (ULF) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system can be used for rapid identification and discrimination of materials, e.g., liquid in opaque containers and/or materials in or on human bodies. The system utilizes the ability of ULF NMR/MRI to measure NMR parameters in magnetic fields that can be easily changed in field strength and orientation.
Espy, Michelle A. (Los Alamos, NM), Matlashov, Andrei Nikolaevich (Los Alamos, NM), Volegov, Petr Lvovich (Los Alamos, NM), Urbaitis, Algis V. (Albuquerque, NM), Kraus, JR., Robert Henry (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
13/ 044,433
March 9, 2011
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS [0001] The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.