HTS sensors for NQR spectroscopy

Charles Wilker, James D. McCambridge, Daniel B. Laubacher, Robby L. Alvarez, Jiunn Sheng Guo, Charles F. Carter, Michael A. Pusateri, Jeffrey Louis Schiano

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    Abstract

    Using a high temperature superconductor (HTS) sensor, we have detected a 14N nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) signal from a room temperature sodium nitrite (NaNO 2) sample. This demonstrates the feasibility of using such sensors for the NQR detection of contraband, e.g. explosives. The sensor is composed of two high Q-value, self-resonant HTS devices strongly coupled to each other that detect the induced magnetization of the target compound. We briefly describe our techniques for making, adjusting the resonant frequency and spoiling the Q-value of the HTS sensors.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)143-146
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
    Volume1
    StatePublished - Sep 21 2004
    Event2004 IEEE MITT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest - Fort Worth, TX, United States
    Duration: Jun 6 2004Jun 11 2004

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    Nuclear quadrupole resonance
    nuclear quadrupole resonance
    High temperature superconductors
    high temperature superconductors
    Spectroscopy
    sensors
    Sensors
    spectroscopy
    nitrites
    resonant frequencies
    Q factors
    Natural frequencies
    Magnetization
    adjusting
    Sodium
    sodium
    magnetization
    room temperature
    Temperature

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Radiation
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wilker, C., McCambridge, J. D., Laubacher, D. B., Alvarez, R. L., Guo, J. S., Carter, C. F., ... Schiano, J. L. (2004). HTS sensors for NQR spectroscopy. IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 1, 143-146.
    Wilker, Charles ; McCambridge, James D. ; Laubacher, Daniel B. ; Alvarez, Robby L. ; Guo, Jiunn Sheng ; Carter, Charles F. ; Pusateri, Michael A. ; Schiano, Jeffrey Louis. / HTS sensors for NQR spectroscopy. In: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest. 2004 ; Vol. 1. pp. 143-146.
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    Wilker, C, McCambridge, JD, Laubacher, DB, Alvarez, RL, Guo, JS, Carter, CF, Pusateri, MA & Schiano, JL 2004, 'HTS sensors for NQR spectroscopy', IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, vol. 1, pp. 143-146.

    HTS sensors for NQR spectroscopy. / Wilker, Charles; McCambridge, James D.; Laubacher, Daniel B.; Alvarez, Robby L.; Guo, Jiunn Sheng; Carter, Charles F.; Pusateri, Michael A.; Schiano, Jeffrey Louis.

    In: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, Vol. 1, 21.09.2004, p. 143-146.

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    Wilker C, McCambridge JD, Laubacher DB, Alvarez RL, Guo JS, Carter CF et al. HTS sensors for NQR spectroscopy. IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest. 2004 Sep 21;1:143-146.