International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging
Vol 2 No 1 (2016): Int J Mag Part Imag

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MPS and ACS with an atomic magnetometer

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Simone Colombo (University of Fribourg), Victor Lebedev (University of Fribourg), Zoran Dragan Grujic (University of Fribourg), Vladimir Dolgovskiy (University of Fribourg), Antoine Weis (University of Fribourg)

Abstract

We show that a single atomic magnetometer in a magnetically unshielded environment can be used to perform magnetic particle spectroscopy (MPS) and AC susceptometry (ACS) on liquid-suspended magnetic nanoparticles. We demonstrate methods allowing a simultaneous recording of M(H) and dM/dH(H) dependences of samples containing down to 1 μg of iron. Our results pave the way towards an atomic magnetometer based MPI scanner.

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