An eight-coil high-frequency probehead design for high-throughput nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

J Magn Reson. 2004 Oct;170(2):206-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2004.07.001.


In order to increase the throughput of high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy a multiple-coil probe, which enables the simultaneous analysis of eight different samples, was designed. The probe, consisting of eight identical solenoidal coils, was constructed for operation at 600 MHz. By using four receivers and radiofrequency switches, spectra from eight different chemical solutions were acquired in the time normally required for one. Two-dimensional COSY, gradient COSY, and TOCSY data have been acquired. Intercoil electrical isolation was between 25 and 45 dB, with signal cross-talk between approximately 1 and 5% measured by NMR. The spectral linewidths for the eight coils were between 3 and 6Hz for a single optimized shim setting.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular / instrumentation*
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation