Patent Number: 7,710,116

Title: Method for reducing the coupling during reception between excitation and receive coils of a nuclear quadrupole resonance detection system

Abstract: This invention relates to a method for improving the performance of a nuclear quadrupole resonance detection system by reducing, during reception, the coupling between one or more excitation coils that provide a radio frequency magnetic field that excites quadrupole nuclei, and one or more high temperature superconductor receive coils that detect the resulting nuclear quadrupole resonance signal.

Inventors: Schiano; Jeffrey L. (State College, PA), Wilker; Charles (Wilmington, DE)

Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation

International Classification: G01V 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018