International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging IJMPI
Vol. 9 No. 1 Suppl 1 (2023): Int J Mag Part Imag

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Pulsed rotational drift spectroscopy sequences for magnetorelaxometry

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Martin Rückert (University of Würzburg), Patrick Vogel (Department of Experimental Physics 5, University of Würzburg), Volker Behr (Department of Experimental Physics 5, University of Würzburg)


Rotational Drift Spectroscopy (RDS) is a novel spectroscopic method for magnetic nanoparticles. It is based on measuring the
rotational drift of magnetic nanoparticle ensembles in a rotating magnetic field, which is below the magnetic field strength necessary for
rotating the magnetic nanoparticles synchronously. Magnetorelaxometry (MRX) measures the decaying magnetization after applying a
magnetic pulse, allowing to determine the zero-field relaxation time of magnetic particle systems. It is used, e.g., for general particle
characterization or bioassay applications. The following work presents pulsed RDS sequences for measuring the zero-field relaxation
behavior of magnetic particles. Measuring the zero-field relaxation using an RDS setup provides the advantage of allowing the combination
of additional measurement sequences for more specific particle characterizations. The pulse sequence can be tailored to the necessary
relaxation time range of the particle system, allowing to cover a wide range of different relaxation times.

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