Handheld NMR Systems and Their Applications for Biomolecular Sensing

  • Nan Sun
  • Donhee Ham
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


We have developed a miniature nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) system. By combining the physics of NMR with CMOS radio-frequency ICs, we developed a 0.1-kg palm NMR system that is 1,200 times smaller, 1,200 times lighter, and yet 150 times more spin-mass sensitive than a state-of-the-art 120-kg commercial benchtop system. The small NMR system can be used for disease detection and medical diagnostics. It was demonstrated capable of detecting human cancer cells and cancer marker proteins.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Power Amplifier Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Signal Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Experiment Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Frequency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Applied SciencesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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