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Concepts and Applications of the NMR-MOUSE

  • Bernhard BlümichEmail author
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Abstract

The NMR-MOUSE is a portable magnetic resonance imaging device employed for non-destructive testing of hydrogen-containing materials. Following an introduction to NMR and the NMR-MOUSE, the use of the device for heritage studies is illustrated with examples concerning mummies, easel paintings and frescoes.

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Acknowledgements

The development of the NMR-MOUSE and related compact NMR instruments benefitted from continuing support of the European Community in the projects E!2214 - EUROCARE MOUSE, EU-ARTECH, and CHARISMA.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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