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Title: NMR detector for supported monolayer and multilayer films

Abstract

A novel NMR detector of the present invention comprises a radio frequency (RF) resonance circuit. The RF resonance circuit includes a principal detector element and a sample chamber. The principal detector element defines an inductor of the electronic resonance circuit. In one embodiment of the invention the sample chamber containing the inductor is a stainless steel sample chamber. The stainless steel sample chamber is a modified toroid cavity detector (TCD). The inductor is formed by an atomically flat metallic disk, such as, a mercury pool, with a predefined surface area, such as a surface area of 7.5 cm2. Liquid mercury is incorporated into a toroid cavity detector as the inductor of the resonance circuit, and as the base of the cavity. Self-assembled molecular structures (monolayers and multilayers) are formed using long-chain alkane thiols, which are known to chemically react with silver, gold, platinum, palladium, and mercury surfaces.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531482
Patent Number(s):
6791326
Application Number:
10/313,291
Assignee:
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B82 - NANOTECHNOLOGY B82Y - SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2002-12-06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Gerald, II, Rex E., Iton, Lennox E., and Rathke, Jerome W. NMR detector for supported monolayer and multilayer films. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Gerald, II, Rex E., Iton, Lennox E., & Rathke, Jerome W. NMR detector for supported monolayer and multilayer films. United States.
Gerald, II, Rex E., Iton, Lennox E., and Rathke, Jerome W. Tue . "NMR detector for supported monolayer and multilayer films". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531482.
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