Clinical handheld magnetometer – SentiMag

The MD&I group owns a commercially available clinical handheld magnetometer (SentiMag, Endomag Ltd.), designed for localization of a tracer with magnetic nanoparticles in the sentinel lymph node. This probe can either be used for experimental procedures or education in collaboration with the ECTM. For more information, please contact Bennie ten Haken.

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Sentimag probe system

Low-field rotating MRI scanner – Esaote G scan Brio 0.25T

The MD&I group co-owns a low magnetic field MRI scanner (0.25T G-scan Brio, Esaote SpA, Genoa, Italy). This scanner offers the possibility to rotate the subject, making it possible to scan in upright position. It was mainly designed for use in musculoskeletal research where weight bearing scans can give more insight into the severity or original of a certain discomfort. The scanner is used in both experimental and medical research. Furthermore, it is deployed in education in collaboration with the ECTM. For more information, please contact Frank Simonis.

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The Esaote G-scan Brio MRI scanner (Image courtesy of UTwente News)

Differential Magnetometry Laboratory

A well-equipped workshop and lab are available for in house production of custom coil sets, cryostat inserts, magnetometers and other experimental setups. Several (experimental) magnetometers are in use for (handheld) magnetic detection and characterization of materials. For more information, please contact Erik Krooshoop.

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Lathe for the production of detection and excitation coils with a high geometrical precision

Time Domain Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (TD-NMR) – Bruker minispec mq20

The Bruker minispec mq20 is a time domain NMR analyzer working at 20 MHz (0.5 T). The system is designed to perform T1 and T2 relaxation measurements on samples in a 10 mm NMR tube (T = 40 °C). For more information and applications visit the Bruker website or contact Bennie ten Haken.

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Bruker Minispec mq20 time domain NMR analyzer

PPMS Measurement Laboratory

The MD&I group has a shared ownership in a Quantum Design Physical Properties Measurement System with a 9T magnet and a variety of inserts, ranging from AC transport to VSM analysis. For VSM analysis of large (tissue) samples (upto a few cc), a home-built wide-bore detection coil (inner diameter 10.6 mm) is developed in the MD&I group. Complementary facilities for sample preparation and storage are available on-site. The PPMS is situated in the labs of the Inorganic Materials Science Group in the Carré building.

Robotic arm – Meca500

An ultracompact six-axis robotic arm is owned by the MD&I group. This plug-and-work automation component is easy to use and is the most precise six-axis robotic arm. Furthermore, its controller is embedded in its base, instead of hosted in a bulky external cabinet. For more information, please contact Erik Krooshoop.

Magnetically Shielded Room (MSR)

Our laboratory contains a magnetically shielded room (VacuumSchmelze GmbH, Hanau, Germany) for accurate noise characterization and EMC testing. Because of its relatively large size of 3.5 x 4 m, the room is suitable for relatively large setups. The lab room is equipped with helium recovery connections to facilitate the use of helium cooled setups in or outside the MSR. In addition, liquid nitrogen vessels as well as vacuum pumps are available for setups to be cooled with liquid nitrogen or using high vacuum insulation. For more information, please contact Bennie ten Haken or Erik Krooshoop.

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Magnetically shielded room