Low-cost magnetic resonance sensors for process monitoring in the food industry<span></span>

Hughes-Riley, T ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-430X, Newton, MI ORCID: 0000-0003-4231-1002 and Morris, RH ORCID: 0000-0001-5511-3457, 2015. Low-cost magnetic resonance sensors for process monitoring in the food industry<span></span>. In: 2nd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications (ESCA), [online] Basel, Switzerland, 15-30 November 2015.

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Abstract

Low-cost magnetic resonance (MR) sensors have in recent years been used to investigate a number of systems by measuring the relaxation times T1 and T2eff. These measured parameters vary in line with changes in many systems giving the investigator a useful non-invasive probe. While the use of MR for in-line or on-line process monitoring in the food industry is not a novel concept, much of the work conducted previously has involved acquiring spatially resolved data which requires a magnetic resonance imaging system. These are both expensive to purchase and maintain, occupy large amounts of space and present problems with safety. In this work we show the value that a very inexpensive magnet and coil geometry (<€200) can bring to process monitoring. A MR sensor utilising an eight-element Halbach cylinder with internal diameter of 10mm has been constructed giving a highly uniform magnetic field yielding a strong
signal-to-noise ratio. It is shown to be useful for assessing the relaxation times of a range of relevant samples.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Description: Proceedings of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications (ESCA). Sciforum electronic conference series, Vol. 2, 2015, Paper C002
Creators: Hughes-Riley, T., Newton, M.I. and Morris, R.H.
Date: 2015
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10.3390/ecsa-2-C002DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 27 Nov 2015 10:02
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26527

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