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Title: Note: A fast pneumatic sample-shuttle with attenuated shocks

We describe a home-built pneumatic shuttle suitable for the fast displacement of samples in the vicinity of a highly sensitive atomic magnetometer. The samples are magnetized at 1 T using a Halbach assembly of magnets. The device enables the remote detection of free-induction-decay in ultra-low-field and zero-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments, in relaxometric measurements and in other applications involving the displacement of magnetized samples within time intervals as short as a few tens of milliseconds. Other possible applications of fast sample shuttling exist in radiological studies, where samples have to be irradiated and then analyzed in a cold environment.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. DIISM and CSC, University of Siena, CNISM, Via Roma 56, 53100 Siena (Italy)
  2. DSFTA and CSC, University of Siena, Via Roma 56, 53100 Siena (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22254997
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DECAY; IRRADIATION; MAGNETOMETERS; MAGNETS; NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE; RABBIT TUBES